Jamestown artist Linda Roesch is being hosted by Fort Ransom State Park the week of Aug. 4-11. This is a part of a collaboration between the North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department and the North Dakota Council on the Arts, in the Artist in Residency program.

Roesch is a watercolor and acrylic artist who has been working as a teaching artist for about three years and has been self-employed as a freelance artist for almost 20 years. She has completed a wide variety of painting projects, such as children’s book illustrations, pet portraits and large murals and paints outside as much as possible in the summer months.

Join Roesch at the Visitor Center on Saturday, Aug. 10, where she’ll be doing an interactive program on travel sketching and watercolor. She’ll discuss plein air painting and how it helps commit sights, sounds, smells and tastes to memory. There will be tips and tricks for using watercolors in the field. Participants will have an opportunity to sketch with Roesch and ask questions about her technique and paintings completed during her residency. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Roesch will also be featuring an art show to display the works of art that were inspired by and completed within Fort Ransom State Park on Sunday, Aug. 11. This program will take place at the Visitor Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Those stopping by will have the opportunity to see the park through her eyes and have discussions about her experiences during her residency.

The events are free of charge, but the park charges a $7 vehicle entrance fee unless a North Dakota State Park Annual Pass is displayed.