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Kathleen Dunphy Online Demonstration – Perfecting Plein Air Works in the Studio

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Signature Artist Kathleen Dunphy
will share with us her techniques for putting the final touches on a plein air painting in the studio.

The artist notes that painting “in the open air” captures the energy and excitement of a moment in time, but it can be difficult to judge the success of the work while out on location. And what often follows is that paintings that seem great outside will need some finessing once the artist returns to the studio.

This two-hour +  live event, to be presented via Zoom, Kathleen will discuss how to critique your own work and demonstrate how she makes adjustments to improve upon one of her plein air paintings.

All participants who register for this virtual event will receive the Zoom link for the demonstration during the morning of January 13.


Time/ Day: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Online via Zoom

CAC Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $50.00

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About Kathleen Dunphy

Masterfully capturing the intrinsic beauty of nature, nationally acclaimed CAC Signature Artist Kathleen Dunphy paints with a characteristic passion that soulfully radiates true-to-life light and color.

Nearly two decades after American Artist Magazine recognized her as one of its Top Ten Emerging Artists, Kathleen’s star continues rising through her devotion to her career, proliferation of works, participation in distinguished national exhibitions, and sharing of her abilities as a popular instructor to students of all levels.

Her work continues to receive coverage in respected publications such as Plein Air Magazine, The Artist Magazine, The American Society of Marine Artists News and Journal, Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture, and Western Art Collector.

Kathleen’s broad subjects range from landscapes and seascapes to wildlife and still life art. Her large-scale and smaller paintings are available online and at galleries in Wyoming, South Carolina, Maine, and Virginia. Her works are enjoyed by collectors around the globe and by art lovers who are able to view them in public collections such as at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, which purchased one of her paintings for its permanent collection.

Since 2003, Kathleen and her husband, Randy Smart, have happily been settled in the pristine Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. Their farm, complete with a goat herd, chickens, cats, and dogs, also contains a studio of her own design, enabling her to find endless inspiration for her work within footsteps. An avid outdoors person and hiker, she relishes painting several times a month “en plein air” with her sidekick and canine companion Ellie.


If you have any questions about this event, please email programs@californiaartclub.org


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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California Art Club