Presented in Collaboration with
Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University
May 16 to June 30, 2020
A special congratulations to our Art Lover’s Choice Award Winners: Jim McVicker (Architecture), Jeff Yeomans (Figurative), David Jenks (Landscape), Adam Matano (Sculpture), Jane Hunt (Seascape), Heather Ihn Martin (Still Life), Danny Griego (Urbanscape), and Lu Yu (Urbanscape)!
- Peter Adams
- Deladier Almeida
- David Alvarado
- Sunny Apinchapong-Yang
- Mary Aslin
- Ned Axthelm
- Kenn Erroll Backhaus
- Bela Bacsi
- Anna Rose Bain
- Suzie Greer Baker
- Cliff Barnes
- Cindy Baron
- D. Eleinne Basa
- Brian Blood
- Mark Boyle
- Rich Brimer
- Larry Brooks
- John Budicin
- Nikita Budkov
- Cathey Cadieux
- Larry Cannon
- Warren Chang
- Lorenzo Chavez
- Inna Cherneykina
- John Cosby
- Nancy S. Crookston
- Steven Curry
- Toni Danchik
- Darrell Davis
- Rick J. Delanty
- Gil Dellinger
- Karl Dempwolf
- Kathiucia Dias
- David Dibble
- Kathleen Dunphy
- Frank Eber
- Lani Emanuel
- Esther Engelman
- Aimee Erickson
- Kerne Erickson
- Andrew Evansen
- Drew Fagan
- Mark Farina
- Mark Fehlman
- Amanda Fish
- Terri Ford
- Randy Gallegos
- William Galvez
- Lynn Gertenbach
- Marsha Gertenbach-Meers
- Brandon Gonzalez
- Lindsay Goodwin
- Adrian Gottlieb
- Danny Griego
- Eric Fei Guan
- Robin Hall
- Albert Handell
- Derek Harrison
- Michael Hart
- Laurie Hendricks
- Susan Hoehn
- Debra Holladay
- Jeffrey C. Horn
- Timothy Horn
- W. Truman Hosner
- Ellen Howard
- Richard M. Humphrey
- Jane Hunt
- Ray Hunter
- Debra Huse
- David Jenks
- Cinthia Joyce
- Michelle Jung
- Jacqueline Kamin
- Stacy Kamin
- Laurie Kersey
- Thomas Jefferson Kitts
- Chuck Kovacic
- Paul Kratter
- Tia Wallace Kratter
- Peggi Kroll-Roberts
- Jim Lamb
- Frank Lennartz
- Ruo Li
- Calvin Liang
- Richard Lindenberg
- Simon Lok
- Carolyn Lord
- Kim Lordier
- Lee MacLeod
- Tiffanie Mang
- Alexandra Manukyan
- Heather Ihn Martin
- Adam Matano
- Adam Matano
- Elizabeth McGhee
- Jim McVicker
- Dino Mehaffie
- Jennifer Moses
- Andrea Mosley
- Charles Muench
- Ernesto Nemesio
- Ralph Oberg
- Michael Obermeyer
- Frank Ordaz
- Rita Pacheco
- Paul Panossian
- Joseph Paquet
- Carol Peek
- Dakota Pitts
- Elisabeth Pollnow
- Robert Porter
- Jesse Powell
- Anette Power
- Scott W. Prior
- Camille Przewodek
- Robin Purcell
- Lori Putnam
- Carole Rafferty
- Gerald D. Rahm
- Daniel Raminfard
- Michael Reardon
- Mardie Rees
- R.S. Riddick
- Victor D. Riesau
- Rodolfo Rivademar
- Ian Roberts
- Ray Roberts
- Junn Roca
- Pauline Roche
- Sergio Roffo
- Gayle Garner Roski
- Brittany Ryan
- Brittany Ryan
- Bradford J. Salamon
- Anthony Salvo
- David Savellano
- Stock Schlueter
- Aaron Schuerr
- Dan Schultz
- Frank M. Serrano
- Jeff Sewell
- Kevin A. Short
- Mian Situ
- Michael Situ
- W. Jason Situ
- Christopher Slatoff
- Matt Smith
- Alexey Steele
- William Stout
- Sally Strand
- Brenda Swenson
- James E. Tennison
- Sonya Terpening
- Donald A. Towns
- Charles Young Walls
- Kun Wang
- Durre Waseem
- Marilyn Wear
- Yun Wei
- Ruth Weisberg
- Mary Kay West
- Ellie Wilson
- Wendy Wirth
- Jeff Yeomans
- Lu Yu
- Antonina Zenin
- Ni Zhu
- Dennis Ziemienski
Aspects of Mary
Oil on panel, 24" x 20", $8,200
"For two millennia, the Virgin Mary’s image has captivated the world of artists and theologians alike. Inspired by her many tender qualities and by a sense of mystery and awe, I chose to portray this still life under a blue moonlight with a candle light illuminating the miracle working statuette of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos. The Annunciation is represented by the bust of an innocent young woman, while in the background, shadowed by orchid pedals, is a della Robbia of the Madonna and Child symbolizing motherly love."
– Peter Adams
Abstracted Landscape Study
Oil on canvas, 36" x 36", $10,000
"I spent the first two decades of my life in the company of a vast horizon. It unified my references, grounding me in a realistic sense of scale. The constancy of that grand entity exerts a calming and often-unnoticed influence, as an overwhelming presence can be so large it becomes invisible. Living for over three decades in California, developed a unique relationship with my surroundings. In our Central Valley, the horizon is fragmented and we tend to see it as a promise and a latent asset. At the beach, the horizon comes to us. In the valley, we must go to it. So to it I go."
– Deladier Almeida
Oil on panel, 28" x 26", $7,500
"We are never really ever alone. We are always in the company of our demons or indulged in wonderful memories of a bygone time. Sometimes we fantasize solely to escape reality and other times just to reminisce. Either way, we live primarily in the future or in the past, but seldom in the present."
– David Alvarado
The Dried Creek
Oil on board, 24" x 30", $6,000
"My inspiration usually comes from the least obvious sources, places and things often ignored or overlooked and subjects that are either too simple or too complicated. In their simplicity and complexity, these subjects challenge me from beginning to end, and it is by living up to their challenge in the intuitive journey of painting that I arrive at the surprising result."
– Sunny Apinchapong-Yang
Soft pastel on canvas, 48" x 20", $6,800
"The sight of sailboats silently gliding through the water, sails aglow, was the subject of a vase I painted as part of a series 'Paintings on Vases within Paintings.' Having crewed on my dad’s boats, sailing was in my blood. It was a windless and warm day when I placed white gladiolas, their blossoms like sailboat sails, into that vase, and arranged a sheet, rope, brass bell, and a fishing float with an old but weighty white sail. With sunlight and shadows revealing such beauty and visual poetry, being becalmed was, for once, wonderful."
– Mary Aslin
Oil on panel, 12" x 16", $650
"Window Into is an exploration of contemporary urban living and the relationships I have with the people around me. The viewer is placed outside, physically distanced from the woman in the room, and yet her gesture and body language allows one to feel a kinship with her. My empathy creates narratives around her, drawing from my own lived experiences, leaving me feeling connected and alone simultaneously."
– Ned Axthelm
Kenn Erroll Backhaus
Sunny Morning (The Mansion Inn)
Oil on canvas, 16" x 12", $3,500
"I discovered this old Victorian mansion near the area that I live. Out of the many options to paint this subject, this particular vantage point and an early morning light effect was settled on. Both the light and shadow patterns created a dynamic design and enhanced the details of this unique Victorian mansion. I didn’t notice right away, but the subtle reflective light underneath the roof of the porch became a pleasant bonus to the whole scene. In addition, the flowered landscaping surrounding this subject worked as the perfect framing."
– Kenn Erroll Backhaus
Bronze, 24" x 11" x 5", Edition no. 4 of 20, $8,000
"The Medusa myth has inspired countless visual representations over millenia. Although smaller in scale, this work invokes the powerful and universal themes of physical beauty, love, hate, and revenge."
– Bela Bacsi
Anna Rose Bain
Oil on linen, 35" x 16", $4,500
"Constance has become the muse for many of my recent figurative paintings. As a gifted dancer specializing in freestyle, go-go, and African styles, she has the extraordinary ability to express the entire gamut of human emotion through her art. In Constance Reaching, I enjoyed exploring the play of dual light sources on her body by using a variety of textures, edges, and values, all while keeping the colors cool and harmonious."
– Anna Rose Bain
Suzie Greer Baker
Oil on panel, 12" x 12", $1,600
"This Utah Juniper, growing on the edge of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at Hopi Point, has presided over its view of the Colorado River long before those of us currently on this mortal coil were born. As the Juniper can live up to 1000 years, it will likely continue its silent vigil long after we have gone. A lot of history is bound up in its wizened branches."
– Suzie Greer Baker
A Time Gone By
Watercolor, 10" x 14", $2,100
"As a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and as a professional artist for over 35 years, I enjoy traveling with my wife and dogs across the U.S. looking for unique scenes to capture of our country’s past. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my paintings and to convey my sense of excitement that I feel about God’s gift of life. Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums as it allows me to boldly capture color and to convey my special feelings in scenes such as A Time Gone By."
– Cliff Barnes
Sierra Spring Chill
Oil, 24" x 30", $8,500
"I captured this painting while visiting the eastern side of the Sierras outside Bishop, California in 2019. As the road was still blocked due to snow, we traveled by foot. The scene we stumbled upon contrasted mountains beautifully dressed with snow and the cool spring greens of lower elevations. The crispness of the morning created a perfect view of the fresh snow and I longed for a closer look."
– Cindy Baron
D. Eleinne Basa
A Quiet Surf
Oil on linen, 11" x 14", $3,200
"Light and color are tricky to combine, and when a bright light overpowers a scene usually there is a tonal quality and an absence of color. This scene features an early morning sunrise during which the sun was casting a very bright glare on the receding tide. The glare was so bright that the scene looked black and white whenever I looked at it. This painting was started en plein air and the challenge was trying to truthfully capture how the light quality of that peaceful morning dominated the scene."
– D. Eleinne Basa
Twilight at the Ghost Tree
Oil, 24" x 30", $10,000
Clamdigger with a Red Hat
Oil on panel, 10" x 8", $1,200
"During winter months at the lowest evening tides, it is razor clam season on the Washington coastline. The clamdiggers arrive by the hundreds with their lanterns to dig at nightfall. As the waves recede, beautiful sunset reflections of earth and sky appear in the wet sand. Within these reflections, warm and cool colors swirl and dance in an endless abstract pattern."
– Mark Boyle
Oil on canvas, 16" x 20", $4,800
"Throughout my creative life, I keep returning to the subject of water. I am drawn to its mesmerizing movement — the ripples that never exactly repeat themselves. Lincoln Run, the intimate creek depicted here, runs next to the home that Abraham Lincoln’s mother Nancy Hanks lived in while being courted by Thomas Lincoln. It was from here that spring water trickled, emerging to form a flow. It ran northwest into the Ohio River before merging into the great Mississippi. From these waters in Springfield, Kentucky, little Abe Lincoln ran. He later became the powerful force that brought all streams into one nation again."
– Rich Brimer
Final Still Life No. 2
Oil on linen, 30" x 24", $7,500
"This painting, Final Still Life No. 2, is a bit larger than some of my recent still life paintings, and features a more muted color palette. I chose objects in a narrow color range and lit it accordingly in a cooler light. As with all my work, it is painted from life. Some objects were removed and replaced by others as the painting progressed. The title is a tongue-in-cheek reference to this possibly being the last still life I may ever paint."
– Larry Brooks
Unincorporated In 1972
Oil on linen, 10" x 16", $3,800
"After a heavy snowfall in the mountains I set out towards the Palm Springs area. My intention was to paint Mt. San Jacinto. Yet, the mountains before my planned destination caught my attention. I scouted the area of Cabazon searching for a vantage point which I soon found. Stranded without a jacket during a cold late afternoon, I quickly painted. Cabazon was incorporated in 1966 and unincorporated in 1972."
– John Budicin
Mean Machine, Portrait of a Strongman Victor Blud
Oil on board, 30" x 24", $5,000
"This work depicts a famous Russian Old School strongman Victor Blud as a part of my series featuring paintings of strongmen and heavy lifting athletes. In the background, I depicted Combat Between Dares and Entellus (175 AD) from the Getty Villa to show a connection between generations of athleticism and aesthetics."
– Nikita Budkov
The Generous Gardener
Oil on linen, 26" x 38", $10,500
"Designed as a work of art to inspire works of art; I planted a beautiful garden around my art studio in Malibu. On November 9, 2018, the Malibu fire swept through my neighborhood. The garden suffered fire, soot, brutal winds, and torrential rains. I feared it would not return to its former glory. Yet, God as the Creator showed evidence that he has a plan for revival and restoration. When the garden resurrected itself, there were more flowers than ever before. I gathered the abundant blooms to make this floral still life. Symbolized is the bountiful mercy of our Lord, who is Himself, The Generous Gardener."
– Cathey Cadieux
Moonlight on Monterey Bay
Watercolor, 10" x 14", $1,850
"There is something quite beautiful and haunting about a moonlit night over the ocean with high clouds moving across the face of the moon and casting their shadows on calm seas. Bright ribbons of light on the water seem to be speaking directly to one’s soul. After years of painting in Carmel and braving strong winds and heavy surf many afternoons, I still have a sense of awe and smallness at the sight of sunsets and then bright moonlight over Monterey Bay."
– Larry Cannon
Drawn Into the Light
Oil on canvas, 16" x 24", not for sale
"Since 2002, I have painted fieldworkers. Originally, I was inspired by great artists of the past such as Francois Millet and Leon Lhermitte, who also painted this subject matter. Growing up in Monterey and reading the novels of John Steinbeck also informed my feelings toward this subject, which I believe represents humanity in a profound way. This painting titled, Drawn Into the Light, depicts farmer workers at break during an artichoke harvest in Castroville, California."
– Warren Chang
Oil, 16" x 20", $4,200
"This oil painting was inspired by the many trips I have made to be inspired by and to paint the Cherry Creek in Colorado during the late winter or early spring seasons. I love when the contrast of snow cover meets the color of the winter/spring vegetation. The color contrasts seem to my eye to be at their best. Warms against cool colors, darks against lights. I enjoy spending many days hiking and painting along this ever-inspiring creek."
– Lorenzo Chavez
Oil on linen panel, 12" x 8", $1,250
"I believe that true art is born as harmony between vibrant colors, bold light and mysterious shade captured on canvas in a very personal way. It is my objective in every painting to create this harmony, by seeing the beauty of the world and mixing in my personal vision and admiration of it in just the right proportions."
– Inna Cherneykina
Oil on linen, 32" x 48", not for sale
"California has many micro climates. I grew up in a dry rural inland valley south of LA. I spent many days in my early years wandering arroyos such as this one. The only rule I had was to be back home after the sun went down. BB gun in hand I felt like the young explorer I was. These days my brush and easel have replaced my BB gun, but the explorer spirit lives on in this Inland California painting, Last Light."
– John Cosby
Nancy S. Crookston
Oil, 24" x 12", $3,380
"The tender face of this young woman shows her distrust and worry of war. Yet, her strength shows through. War wears its face on the young people and I tried to capture that look with Afghan Girl."
– Nancy S. Crookston
They Grow Tall
Oil on linen panel, 9" x 7", $1,250
"This scene is one my favorite California subjects…Tall eucalyptus trees against an evening sky. Even though they are not indigenous to California, they still evoke that classic early California landscape that I so love."
– Steven Curry
Oil on canvas, 18" x 24", $3,000
"Being born and raised in South Africa gave me insight into the plight of women and children living in shanty towns and rural villages and their lack of basic facilities. In this painting, these children briefly forget about the hardships of poverty and live in the moment, simply enjoying chasing a ball, being kids, and feeling free. Besides narrative, I also look for rhythm lines and connections between shapes and forms through dynamic symmetry. I find this system helps build a solid composition with a strong underlying structure. It also gives me the ability to loosen my brushwork and the rendering of the figures without losing my design."
– Toni Danchik
Bronze, 14" x 9" x 11.5", $2,100
"One bear’s distraction is another bear’s focus."
– Darrell Davis
Rick J. Delanty
An Unexpected Visit, Yosemite
Oil on board, 16" x 20", $3,200
"On a hike to Mirror Lake in Yosemite on an overcast day, a shaft of light appeared on the trail and slanted across the flowing river. Light revealed the true color of the forest we were in, and moved me with awe of the beautiful space, mood, and atmosphere of the present moment. Afterward, I wished to paint this event in such a way that would inspire me to see all of the moments in my life like this, that I would not take a single breath on this earth for granted."
– Rick J. Delanty
Autumn Sycamores; Irvine Regional Recreation Area
Pastel on panel, 24" x 20", $3,800
"I have increasingly turned to pastel on location, which has helped me to capture what I am seeing quickly. I work on black sanded paper so my interaction with light is immediate. As I work, I create under painted textures with clear gesso. Lightly dragging pastels over the surface creates satisfying light effects. Physical light is the manifestation of God’s light and beauty and features in all my paintings. It does not matter to me what the subject of my painting is, what matters is expressing the inner natural beauty of each subject in a supernatural way."
– Gil Dellinger
On a Calm Day, Pt. Lobos
Oil on canvas board, 7" x 5", $1,600
"Walking along one of the many footpath surely tread by my artist friends and long gone art icons from the last century, I stop to do a little sketch. A typical Point Lobos vista with some tree trunks, a calm Pacific, and a rocky shore beckons. This place is special because of the spirits I sense nearby. Franz Bischoff, William Frederic Ritschel, and Guy Rose all painted here."
– Karl Dempwolf
Oil on panel, 18" x 24", $3,000
"Oftentimes it is difficult to describe your own artwork because of its personal nature, but as people, we share many similar experiences, and that is what makes the visual arts, literature, and music part of such a timeless and universal language. I like my paintings to tell a story, to have a larger, more personal and emotional message. By trying to be honest with yourself in the process of creation, you explore your own psychological complexities. I like my viewers to tap into their own experiences and to search for meaning in pictures, like poetry."
– Kathiucia Dias
The Busy Season
Oil on linen panel, 40" x 40", $10,000
"Our family farm that once produced large fields of potatoes and onions has downsized and shifted to become a few small fields of popcorn and fall ornamentals (such as pumpkins). This piece is an exploration of that beautiful end of season when the field has largely been picked clean and a few hard frosts have reduced the once lush fields to patterns of organic decay. In some ways, it mirrors what has happened to many once vibrant farming communities, and in others, is a symbol of the cycle of life and progression that will always find a way."
– David Dibble
Oil on linen, 30" x 40", $13,000
"The churning waters of the California coast mesmerize and inspire me. One glittering winter morning, the ocean kicked up so much 'wave dust' that the air was thick with moisture. I quickly painted a study to capture the effect of the angled light and made several sketches of this area in Garrapata State Park. Back home in my studio, I used all that reference material to create Atmosphere."
– Kathleen Dunphy
Oil on board, 9" x 12", $800
"The intent of this painting was to capture the mood and unique air quality of the city of San Francisco. A mixture of sun and fog creates a 'lost and found' quality on the streets and buildings below."
– Frank Eber
Oil, 54" x 36", $6,500
"For most adolescent girls and young women, fashion is a means of self-expression and allows for identity experimentation. As a former fashion designer, clothing remains an integral part of my work. The palette for this painting consists of only four colors— white, yellow ochre, cadmium red and ivory black. The range of colors achieved is surprising and unexpected. My Way focuses on body language, gesture, and gaze. The figure is placed in a minimal or non-environment. This serves to minimize distraction, and allows the viewer to carefully consider the young woman."
– Lani Emanuel
Pastel on board, 9" x 12", $1,600
"The artist’s eye reflects the gentle and peaceful atmosphere of serene Ireland in Blue Boat."
– Esther Engelman
Oil on canvas, 18" x 30", $5,800
"I painted Avalon Sparkle in the studio after a visit to Santa Catalina. The island has a jewel-like quality, resulting from the shifting colors and sparkle on the water. In winter, the harbor is mostly empty of boats, there is little traffic in the streets, and there is a sense that the town has yet to be discovered."
– Aimee Erickson
Sta. Rita Hills
Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30" , $7,000
"Twisting up and down and around a little road winding through Central California Hills, one can discover this grand view looking down on a valley dedicated to the quiet processes of vineyards producing their bounty. This was a scene that compelled being painted, and being included in a series of vineyard paintings compiled in the recent book Along The California Wine Trail."
– Kerne Erickson
Evening in Old Shanghai
Watercolor, 14" x 21", $2,900
"During a late afternoon stroll in an exotic old neighborhood of Shanghai, this view of a walking bridge illuminated by the light of a restaurant stopped me in my tracks. The splash of gold light in an otherwise dingy scene was striking, and I thought the mirror reflection created an interesting shape and kept the eye traveling over and under the bridge. The counterbalance of the light in the window added interest to the right side of the painting."
– Andrew Evansen
Oil on canvas, 18" x 18", $3,000
"The Northern California coast, where I live and work, is full of abandoned, aging cars and trucks hidden away on ranches or shuttered in barns and garages. I am fascinated by the rust and fading paint of these long-forgotten vehicles. This car, a late 1920s Willys Whippet, was housed in a building located on an old movie set in Sonoma County. Hence, the title Dog Tired."
– Drew Fagan
Oil on linen, 9" x 11", $1,400
"My studio is less than a mile from the Carmel coast. I generally gravitate in that direction for subject matter and paint on location. This particular day I was summoned for jury duty in Salinas, inland and in the opposite direction. I stopped and painted this scene, en plein air, on my way back. Across the road were field workers harvesting broccolini. Taking a break from their backbreaking labor, three workers came over and watched me paint. Lacking a shared language, we communicated with nods and smiles. I understood they approved of my artistic labors. Every painting has a story, especially plein air painting."
– Mark Farina
Oil on canvas board, 9" x 12", $900
"The ocean, unlike the landscape, reflects the light from everything around it…the sky, the sun, and rocks. It is a perfect subject to capture a moment in time that is moody and evocative."
– Mark Fehlman
Oil on linen, 8" x 10", $1,300
"I am drawn to creating arrangements that evoke an intimacy of elegance and beauty. This small painting of beautiful David Austin roses combined with the Asian pieces give my painting an additional timeless classical feel."
– Amanda Fish
Lily Pads sur Ciel Bleu
Pastel, 11" x 14", $3,300
"Whenever I visit Claude Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France I head straight to the ponds and lily pads. This is where I feel the magic. I have painted there in both early morning and after closing when only the gardeners tending to the grounds remain. In this studio painting, the product of plein air studies and photos, the abstract quality created by lily pads playing against the light and color of the reflection of sky and foliage excites me. This subject offers endless painting inspiration."
– Terri Ford
First Among Many
Oil over acrylic on canvas over aluminum, 11" x 14", $1,400
"This is part of an ongoing series of works called, 'Hearts for Hardware,' which elevates the forgotten electronic games of yesteryear to contemporary still lifes. While retro game culture is well entrenched in popular media and art, the hardware itself is my subject here. When excavated from boxes in attics and formalized as still life, it is amazing how art can give new life to obsolete and dying systems, encapsulating eras and associated good memories."
– Randy Gallegos
Waiting for you
Oil on linen, 12" x 16", $4,000
"I wanted to juxtapose the delicacy of a rose, butterfly, and fruits with the rough crackle of the niche and the hardness of the tarnished silver ewer, thus, converting into art of timeless obsession. Applying several transparent layers of color to reveal light and somber shadows, recalls a great sense of depth and a mysterious luminosity. Artwork that enters our souls and transform a blank piece of canvas into dreams of reality results."
– William Galvez
Clouds & Poppies
Oil on linen board, 9" x 12", $1,400
"I was lucky to see this scene while visiting artist friends in Calabasas and painting near the entrance of Malibu Creek State Park. A gorgeous cool day in spring, I was charmed with the subject and pulled out a 9" x 12" linen board to commemorate the scene. I was drawn to the angles of the clouds at odds with the position of the poppies."
– Lynn Gertenbach
The Cherished Pet
Bronze, 23.25" x 10.25" x 1.75", $3,000
"A woman from Mombasa holds her precious rescued pet deer closely to protect it from harm. Living in an African tribe exposed to wild life, motherless animals often appear due to the indiscriminate killings of wild animals for profit. My sculpture depicts a kind woman who has helped to raise one of those tragically left behind."
– Marsha Gertenbach-Meers
Royal Sticks & Stones
Oil on panel, 16" x 32", $1,950
"Royal Sticks & Stones features one of my favorite trails located in Running Springs, California in the San Bernardino National Forest, Exploration Trail. This painting recalls one of my late afternoon visits during the winter months."
– Brandon Gonzalez
Gatherings from the Garden, Chateau Bridoire
Oil on canvas,16" x 16", $4,100
"I am fortunate and humbled to study the beauty of our world for a living. I work alla prima in a quick manner, which leaves me constantly engaged with each piece. Light and history are what ignite my passion in a subject matter and I try to capture this inspiration and reflect it back to my viewers. I consider myself a visual historian, freezing intimate interior scenes in time. Gatherings from the Garden, Chateau Bridoire is a moment in time that I occupied temporarily, but being such a historic interior, I could feel its timelessness transporting me to the past."
– Lindsay Goodwin
Oil on linen, 40" x 30", $28,000
"Jordan, the painting’s namesake, derives from the ancient river that Moses led his people to in search of freedom, and as the life-giving water that Palestinians and Jews share today. Depicted as a perfect female form, Jordan exists simultaneously as a life-giving force and as a river of light that flows upward, back and forth, until it reaches the top, falls to the bottom and begins its journey again."
– Adrian Gottlieb
Oil on panel, 18" x 24", $2,625
"I always zoomed past this view at about 40 mph with the intention of someday checking it out for a painting. The day came last summer when I did a plein air study. The excitement of encountering such a striking scene and the resulting butterflies in my stomach implored me to create a studio version. Missing from this painting is the sound of zooming cars passing to the right and left. In a scene that seems mundane and devoid of interest to most, a world of surprising possibilities and beauty exists for others. The allure of urban."
– Danny Griego
Eric Fei Guan
Oil on canvas, 20" x 16", $3,800
Oil on linen board, 8" x 10", $1,400
"Jalama Beach is one of my favorite California beaches. Rocky and windswept rugged cliffs frame an expansive undeveloped coastline. Early morning hours reveal dramatic shadow patterns."
– Robin Hall
Oil on linen, 24" x 40", $18,500
"The subject of Lifting Mist is the woods located on the coast of California near Mendocino. A complicated grouping of trees to begin with, when the fog rolled in they alternated between being partially hidden and then in full view. I found the contrast fascinating."
– Albert Handell
Oil on linen, 12" x 9", $3,000
"Lavender Light is a painting that aims to capture the warm summer light that occurs during the fall along the coast of Santa Barbara, California. As the girl stands among the cacti, both catch those last bits of warm light, while behind them the moon rises. For a brief moment, the sky becomes a soothing tone of soft lavender. Moments like these occur quickly but they stay with us forever."
– Derek Harrison
Bronze, 17" x 8" x 6", Edition no. 2 of 10, $5,500
"Freedom has a different meaning for each one of us and in life, we have challenges and problems that we must all bear. The inspiration for my sculpture and its title came from remembrance of the feeling of exhilaration I felt when I left my corporate job of 40 years and was finally able to pursue my love of art full time."
– Michael Hart
Yesterday Today (Arroyo Seco, Pasadena)
Oil on linen board, 9" x 12", $1,500
"On a recent winter day, I glimpsed this view of the Arroyo Seco Parkway, the oldest freeway in Los Angeles. The beauty of the Arroyo Seco, a place often painted by the early California Impressionists before a freeway disrupted the terrain, captivated me. With the snowcapped San Gabriel Mountains in the background, a painting came to life in my mind and I rushed to paint it. Old met new right before my eyes, so I titled the work Yesterday Today."
– Laurie Hendricks
Women Viewing a Pollack
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30", $5,000
"I wanted to capture the experience of viewing Jackson Pollack’s Autumn Rhythm at MOMA in New York City. Pollack’s work seems to have its own life force, which interacts with its viewers. Specifically, I was drawn to the juxtaposition between the large-scale masculine assertiveness of the painting and the female presence in the room."
– Susan Hoehn
Oil on panel, 12" x 6", $990
"Fizz is the first in a series of pop bottle paintings based on a collection amassed over many years by my brother. Not your everyday, run-of-the-mill bottles, they are all unique to a specific concoction, geographic region, and/or era. Now in my possession, I am honored to have the opportunity share them with a larger audience and document their whimsy and charm."
– Debra Holladay
Jeffrey C. Horn
Oil on linen panel, 12" x 16", $2,200
"I occasionally walk the island of Balboa in Newport Harbor, always on the lookout for a colorful little dinghy reflecting in the water or placed in some interesting position by the changing tide. This boat, white with blue accents, would usually not appeal. Nevertheless, the light changes everything for a painter. The subtleties of reflected light turn a white boat sitting on the beach into a complex subject to contemplate."
– Jeffrey C. Horn
Stop and Eat
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30", $5,200
"I came across this restaurant while driving near Santa Fe one afternoon. I could not believe my luck -- it was such a perfect scene for me, with dramatic light and long shadows. As I walked around taking photos from various angles, a red truck pulled up -- apparently employees, who were there to clean or prep. I never intended to include my little white rental car, but later when I reviewed the photos, I decided I liked including it as a foreground element in shadow, contrasting with the main subject of the painting in light. The red truck completed the scene perfectly."
– Timothy Horn
W. Truman Hosner
Sonny Avila's Barn
Soft pastel on panel, 16" x 20", $5,500
"Susanna and I were returning home one late afternoon after visiting our good friends, Libby and David Tolley. The way the light hit the barn was seductive and the scene burned itself into my mind. As it was private property, the next day I contacted Libby to see if she could arrange for me to paint the space. I met Libby there and sure enough, Sonny Avila was more than willing to permit me to work on his ranch. I painted Sonny Avila’s Barn in April of last year near Cayucos, California immersed in the excitement of open air."
– W. Truman Hosner
Oil on linen panel, 8" x 8", $750
"Ellen is recognized for her tranquil and peaceful landscape paintings. Her paintings reflect the beauty found in nature. Growing up in New England in an artistic family, Ellen was always inspired by the arts. She is passionate about evoking mood and emotion in her paintings. For Ellen, true enjoyment comes from capturing the light as it spreads across a scene. Some of her favorite subjects are marshes, areas along the Pacific coast, vineyards, and incredible skies at sunset and before or after storms."
– Ellen Howard
Richard M. Humphrey
Terrain Beyond the Farm, Pt. Reyes
Watercolor and gouache, 7.5" x 10.5", $1,800
"It is a rugged and austere life on the outer peninsula of Point Reyes. Those who live and work here know a lifestyle that has been unchanged for many years. What they lack in city amenities they more than make up for in sheer beauty."
– Richard M. Humphrey
Boats at Dusk
Oil on panel, 20" x 16", $2,400
"The way the sun was setting behind the boats created a beautiful backdrop for the solid dark shapes in this piece. Boats at Dusk is a studio piece that I created from a plein air study. The original was done on location at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Annual Plein Air Festival in Florida. It awarded 'best vehicle' at that competition and I decided to explore the subject further. Back in the studio, I added more contrast and tweaked the colors to be more harmonious. My goal was to capture the feel of this fleeting, peaceful moment in time."
– Jane Hunt
Watercolor, 20" x 14", $2,600
"My grandson’s first visit to the beach was magical. He found the simplest pleasure in a puddle and the beach foam."
– Ray Hunter
Oil on linen, 10" x 12", $1,500
"The beauty of an epic spring poppy bloom is breathtaking. Spring Beauty was painted on location in Southern California near Lake Elsinore in 2019. The first day on location, there were only a few hikers so the artists enjoyed peaceful beauty and joy at witnessing this incredible sight. The hills were covered in orange poppies, California sunflowers, lupine, fiddlenecks, popcorn, and desert lilies. The sky was a brilliant dark blue punctuated with puffy white clouds gliding along. We shared inspiration with the California Impressionists of the 19th and 20th century. It does not get any better."
– Debra Huse
San Joaquin Symphony
Oil on canvas, 24" x 48", $7,500
"A number of times every year I drive the Interstate down the west side of the Central Valley from Northern California to Los Angeles. I love the great open skies and the contours of the bare foothills of the Coastal Range to the west, especially when they turn green after the winter rains. In this San Joaquin landscape, a stormy February afternoon created 'symphonic' effects of light and shadow, which I tried to capture."
– David Jenks
Moon Goddess Inspired
Bronze (shown in Plasticine clay), 26" x 18" x 12", $5,900
This is a very personal piece for me. My name, Cinthia, means “Goddess of the Moon,” and I am inspired by all cosmic creation. For months I wondered whether or not to make this feminine form a moon goddess. I had already made the crescent moon to place behind the figure, and the deadline for applying to this show was upon me. On December 28, 2019, I suddenly noticed a beautiful crescent moon with a bright Venus glowing and pulsating just above and to the right in the evening sky. That gorgeous phenomenon was my sign from the universe. Love is everywhere!
– Cinthia Joyce
Oil on canvas, 30" x 30", $12,500
"Shoal Waters is a common sight along the cliffs of Northern California’s dramatic coastline. The submerged rock formations below the cliffs create obstacles for the natural flow of waves. I find the shifting water patterns reflect the spontaneity of life and the need for one to be adaptable."
– Michelle Jung
Azaelas with Blue and White Vase
Oil on board, 14" x 18", $3,600
"Flowers, particularly azaleas, are the inspiration for this painting. All of the other featured objects, the blue and white teapot and the peaches, emphasize the blossoms as the focus of the painting."
– Jacqueline Kamin
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30", $4,500
"Eating dinner at a local restaurant, I was inspired to paint the chefs in the kitchen. Fire illuminated their faces and I wanted to capture that along with the movement and activity."
– Stacy Kamin
Oil on linen, 24" x 24", $5,600
"The common thread that runs through my work is a created sense of peacefulness. Whether the subject is a quiet moment between horse and human, an untouched landscape under a golden sun, or fresh flowers from the garden, the viewer is offered a moment of tranquility in his or her hectic life."
– Laurie Kersey
Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Ocean Gypsy at Moss Point, California
Oil on panel, 10" x 8", $1,600
"What I love most about painting en plein air is when you stumble across the perfect subject. Driving home from Carmel, California, I stopped to eat in Moss Point. I had never visited and afterwards I drove along the harbor and found this view. It was midday and the working boats were top lit, with the intense California sun eased by a soft veil in the air. Sometimes it is foolish to question what the world is offering and so we must stop to paint. On my way north, for another 800 miles, I kept thinking about this unexpected gift."
– Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Blush of Spring
Oil on canvas panel, 24" x 30", $6,475
"Painted from a series of live model studies, Blush of Spring began at an invitational plein air paint out in Tehachapi, California. Completed in my studio, I focused upon the early morning spring light filtering through a small glade of trees. Posed in an early California frontier gown, my model, Sherrinn Mullen Ancona, braved the pollinating bees attracted to the surrounding native floral plantings, to complete the scene. It was a joy to paint such an evocative setting."
– Chuck Kovacic
The View Through
Oil on linen board, 9" x 12", $1,500
"The past two years my muse has been Sycamore Grove Park, home to one of the state’s top five tracks of sycamore trees. My work features a very graphic set of trees. I painted this to match a quarter sawn oak frame by craftsman Tim Holton."
– Paul Kratter
Tia Wallace Kratter
End of the Season
Watercolor, 18" x 12", $893
"As the pluot season was nearing its end in August, I was hoping to convey a way to show the life of these beautiful, dusty fruits as they were beginning to fade from their prime. My painting was an attempt to find a way to show that loss in a visual way. Plus, they’re just plain fun to paint."
– Tia Wallace Kratter
Loving the Warmth
Acrylic on canvas mounted on wood, 40" x 30", $3,800
"The figure will always be my favorite subject. I like a simple story. As I paint larger formats, I hope to maintain a freshness that seems easier to achieve on a smaller scale. Trying to capture a directness is most important. "
– Peggi Kroll-Roberts
View from the Ritz - Dana Point
Oil on linen, 9" x 12", $2,400
"Stepping out on the cliff-side lawn of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, just south of Laguna Beach, I discovered this long expanse of beach and distant golden cliffs of Dana Point bathed in warm, late afternoon sunlight. I loved the scene, so I painted it. "
– Jim Lamb
Oil on canvas, 20" x 30", $3,000
"For many years I have watched brown pelicans glide gracefully along our Southern California coastline, flying effortlessly just above the waves or the surface of the water. Because of their large weight and wide wingspan, these pelicans take advantage of the “updraft” from breaking waves to keep aloft and maintain efficiency while gliding, typically with their fellow pelicans. When not flying, these pelicans roost on the offshore rocks of Santa Cruz Island and near the lighthouse on East Anacapa Island."
– Frank Lennartz
Oil on canvas, 20" x 29", $6,500
"Depicted is Point Fermin on the California coast, a very beautiful and distinctive place. As sunset approached, the sun penetrated the waves, making the sea very colorful. At this moment, the shape and color of the sea moved in a beautiful harmony. A good artist is not someone who can paint any object beautifully. Rather, if an object is beautiful, he will express and enhance that beauty. Discovering beauty is most important to the artist."
– Ruo Li
Oil on canvas, 12" x 9", $1,600
"I want to capture the sunset’s lighting reflected off the tall ship. When I saw this in person for the first time, I thought it exuded a romantic feeling."
– Calvin Liang
Oil on linen, 20" x 16", $2,400
"Bolinas is a small coastal town along the Northern California coast. The community is known for its reclusive residents, hippie past, and as a surfing mecca. It is only accessible via unmarked roads and any road sign along Hwy. 1 that shows the way will likely be torn down. As a supporter of the Bolinas Museum and its many events, I regularly head out there to paint the spectacular views. From the highway to town, there is a stretch of Bolinas Road overwhelmed with towering and dense eucalyptus trees. Bolinas Lagoon is visible through them toward Mt. Tamalpais on the opposite side. The light is always spectacular."
– Richard Lindenberg
Oil on canvas, 24" x 36", $8,800
"A few years ago, my friend and I were on a painting trip to the Bishop area. One evening when we on the way back to the motel, a colorful evening scene unfolded in front of us. Red and brown leafless shrubs, pale green sage, yellow and green grass, and leafless cottonwoods accentuated blue and purple mountains in the background. We were in the right place at the right time!"
– Simon Lok
Fin de la Journée
Watercolor, 15" x 11", $1,500
"Along the Normandy coast of France, the chalk cliffs of Étretat were a painting motif of artists like Boudin, Monet, and Aubertin. While traveling in France last year and visiting museums, I saw superb examples of these artists’ paintings of the iconic cliffs. I spent a few days at Étretat, deepening my enjoyment and understanding of their paintings. My watercolor Fin de la Journée is the epitome of plein air, painted on the rocky beach at the end of a gray and overcast day being transformed by the obscured, setting sun."
– Carolyn Lord
Cypress Grove Fringe
Pastel on archival board, 27" x 40", $14,000
"Whether engulfed in fog or beautifully lit by the setting sun, the Monterey Cypress along the Cypress Grove trail in Point Lobos never fail to inspire. The velvety orange growth on the trunks, a green algae that is not harmful to the trees, creates a vibrational play of color. While the chaotic sandstone shapes and pulsing waters offer a dizzying puzzle to figure out. With easel in hand, and pastel dust flying, I can only hope to capture a tiny bit of the stunning gift from Mother Nature.."
– Kim Lordier
Oil on board, 18" x 24", $1,800
"Walking Rain is the term we use in New Mexico for the fast moving summer storms that appear to walk across the landscape. These storms are both a boon and a curse. The rain brings necessary moisture, cools the day, and leaves the air heavy with the scent of wet sage. It can also come in such massive amounts that it inundates the land, erodes infrastructure, and places people in low areas in peril. These two facets are part of the drama that makes life in the Southwest exciting."
– Lee MacLeod
Glow on Hood River
Gouache on board, 6" x 6", $725
"I went to Oregon for the first time in 2019 and was captivated by the sublime landscapes. One memorable moment was painting on Hood River; the light hit the river in a way that made the water glow with a contagious ethereal energy. The rim-lit rocks contained many beautiful shifting shadows. I sought to capture the liveliness and sparkle of the water that seemed to be flowing through into my veins. With this painting, I wish to channel the powerful force and majestic beauty of the Hood River with bold brushstrokes and dashes of color."
– Tiffanie Mang
Oil on Belgian linen, 30" x 30", $9,000
"The rhythm of the seas runs with silent serenity. Beneath the still waters of uncharted depths lies breathtaking wonders of untraveled fathoms. There she awaits with ageless patience and ever flowing beauty marking her as none other than the lady."
– Alexandra Manukyan
Heather Ihn Martin
Gouache on watercolor paper, 16" x 20", $1,600
"Baking is something we can all relate to in some aspect. It takes me back to the days when I would help my mom and grandmother make cookies in the kitchen. The sweet aromas that filled the air and the sounds of the wooden spoons and clanging pans bring me joy. It was important to work directly from life to study this scene, and gouache was the perfect medium to work quickly and decisively to capture the soft fleeting colors of the natural daylight."
– Heather Ihn Martin
Bronze on a steel base, 13" x 5" x 5", $3,000
"P22 is a mountain lion that lives in Griffith Park Los Angeles. At 6 square miles, it is way too small for a mountain lion to live, but somehow, he has made it his home. As humans are changing the natural environments faster then the normal pace, animals have to learn to adapt or they will not remain as a species. Ultimately, they have to become outcasts like us in order to survive."
– Adam Matano
Bronze on a steel base, 82" x 36" x 21", $60,000
" Rascalwas initially inspired by a California condor named Dolly who lives at the Los Angeles Zoo. Dolly broke her wing before she could fly. After many attempts to fix her wing, it was determined that, unfortunately, the damage was irreversible. Condors are incredibly social and because she could not interact with her own kind, her maturity was stunted. Now, she spends most days perched in the condor office with humans. She is very fussy about who she trusts, but she has a place and social status and is now maturing well. The perfect model, she was one of my favorite animals to meet and sculpt."
– Adam Matano
Oil on panel, 4" x 4", $350
"With my still life paintings of toys, I am examining how symbols are interpreted by individuals and through the lens of cultural dogma. My intention is not to promote a particular concept or ideal, but to inspire analysis and contemplation in my viewers."
– Elizabeth McGhee
Oil on linen, 30" x 40", $12,000
" Loleta Spring was painted in the small downtown area of where we live. I drive there daily to pick up mail from our PO Box, always observing and making mental notes of things I may want to paint. On one such visit, I looked over my shoulder to the east and saw this glorious late afternoon light after a day of early spring rain showers. The painting was started onsite, worked on in the studio, and then continued onsite."
– Jim McVicker
Bronze, 23" x 12" x 12", $6,850
"To me, the Old West has always held a special place in my heart, as if I had lived in those days. Say When came to me one night after watching an old Western movie. He reminds me of the aging gunfighter who just wants to be left in peace by the young up and comers. Yet, they will not let him be and there is always someone ready for a challenge. Not a day passes where he can let his old life go, as a fight to prove oneself always lurks around the corner."
– Dino Mehaffie
Oil on linen panel, 24" x 38", $15,800
"As I crested the ridge into the Ojai Valley, the last light of the setting sun raked across the mountains below, and the moon began its climb into the evening sky. The moment was sublime and magical. It was golden."
– Jennifer Moses
Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 10" x 8", $1,950
"The butterfly is a spiritual symbol for life after death because of its metamorphosis, or transformation, from a caterpillar to an almost ethereal creature. In my painting, Brevity, the butterfly is a reminder of how beautiful yet short this life can be; but also, that the best is yet to come."
– Andrea Mosley
Only in California
Oil on linen, 9" x 12", $2,400
"The title says it all. From snow covered peaks to fields of blooming poppies, seen all on one day and in one location…Only in California."
– Charles Muench
Oil, 16" x 20", $2,600
"Sam Hyde Harris greatly inspired the approach to my harbor painting with his signature use of a high horizon line to create a dramatic composition with a dominant negative space for contemplation. His atmospheric mastery navigated the way I considered edges and harmonized colors to create 'depth through atmosphere.'"
– Ernesto Nemesio
Oil on linen laid down, 27" x 36", $13,600
"One of the pleasures of visiting the high peaks is watching the sunrise/shadow line descend the peaks to the West, while your camp remains in the shadow of the peaks to the East. It gives one a sense of the spin speed of the earth. As the sun finally reaches the point of coming out from behind that intervening mountain, the sudden blast of full light instantly encompasses your whole world. The anticipation of that dawning is proportional to the cold of the night’s chill. We were there in 2017 to witness the total solar eclipse."
– Ralph Oberg
Ehukai Surf Haze
Oil on canvas, 12" x 16", $3,200
"Ehukai Beach, more well known as the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, is renowned for its big winter surf breaks and perfect waves. On a recent trip there, as I was stepping onto the beach to bodysurf, this beautiful shimmering late afternoon silver light caught my eye. It was a preview for what was to come later. Like nothing I had ever seen, the most spectacular hot pinks and blue greens reflected on the water. It took my breath away, as Hawaiian sunsets often do."
– Michael Obermeyer
The Edge of Canyon de Chelly, AZ
Oil on panel, 18" x 24", $4,800
"The Southwest is like no place on Earth. My family is from New Mexico and we have traveled through Arizona to arrive in New Mexico from the beginning of my memories. The culture of the Navajo is part of our family heritage. My grandfather spoke Navajo and my grandmother would sew dresses for the women. Canyon de Chelly is the only National Park where the Navajo still reside in the canyon floor. I was only able to see the canyon for a day but the land is so enchanting and this painting is a start for future adventures."
– Frank Ordaz
The Bridge at Newport Dunes
Oil on linen panel, 12" x 12", $1,600
"This scene caught my eye while walking our dog last October at the Newport Dunes Resort. I stopped in my tracks to appreciate the glow that radiated from the morning sun onto the skyline beyond, warmth bathing the space between where I stood and the tall buildings. The bridge served as a path for my eye to travel from where I stood on an ordinary path to all of that deliciously sunlight bathed distance. Three morning walks to this bridge later, The Bridge at Newport Dunes was born."
– Rita Pacheco
Oil on canvas, 9" x 12", $950
"A little extra rain, some sun, and wildflowers accentuate Santa Ynez’s Figueroa Mountain (Fig Mountain). The scene is so beautiful it begs to be painted."
– Paul Panossian
Oil on mounted linen, 22" x 28", $14,000
"Ojibwa Afternoon was painted over five consecutive afternoons this past August on Madeleine Island, Wisconsin. It is amazing how one becomes attuned to the land when standing in the same spot for a long period. On this sacred Indian land, my senses heightened. I became acutely aware of scents of fresh water and wind blowing over the sunwarmed vegetation, the sounds of wind in the leaves, and the gentle give of the moss beneath my feet. Transported, I felt feral and as if I could melt into the landscape. Feral is good."
– Joseph Paquet
Oil on linen, 8" x 10", $2,400
"On a recent pack trip to the Eastern Sierras as I was painting a serenely beautiful alpine scene with a glass surfaced lake and steep granite mountain shooting straight to heaven, I heard something behind me. I turned around to see this packer, with a string of mules, sitting atop a gorgeous paint horse as he made his way to camp. The only detectable noise was the soft trotting of animals’ hooves through the mountain grass."
– Carol Peek
Composed in Pink
Oil on aluminum panel, 22" x 28", $4,000
"Composed in Pink is a tranquil painting featuring subtle value shifts and color relationships. More inspired by light and color than narrative, Composed in Pink invites the viewer to attribute their own context to the painting."
– Dakota Pitts
A Thousand Flowers
Bronze, 14" x 11" x 1", $2,100
"With A Thousand Flowers, my goal was to present a triumphantly risen Christ as He relates to the masculine and feminine, offering peace to all viewers."
– Elisabeth Pollnow
Whistler at the National Gallery
Oil, 20" x 16", $1,500
"The composition was determined during a visit to the National Gallery in Washington, DC. I made a quick sketch of the scene, removing gallery visitors. I also took a number of photos for reference. The painting was completed in my studio more than five years later."
– Robert Porter
Oil on linen, 12" x 16", Not for Sale
"I am very fortunate to live on the Monterey Peninsula, surrounded by beauty and a rich history of California painters. For over 100 years, artists traveled here to be inspired by the rugged coastline. Among my favorite subjects are the Monterey Cypress trees that grow along the coast. They are living sculptures, windblown and twisted; they have adapted to thrive in a harsh environment. This painting represents the quiet solitude of a moonlit night, a time that I find great comfort in such a hectic world."
– Jesse Powell
The Longest Light
Oil on linen board, 12" x 12", $950
"The longest light is found in Los Gatos, the perfect location and intersection to capture the drama of a backlit urban scene. Sometimes life provides a moment to pause and breathe before we continue."
– Anette Power
Scott W. Prior
Oil on panel, 36" x 36", $10,000
"As a kid growing up in Southern California, Bakersfield was just a place where we got gas while driving through to Yosemite. All I knew about the area was that there was a lot of oil, cows, almonds, tweekers, and trains there. I am always up for a challenging location to paint, so when I was invited out there for a show, I went! Who knew “Bako” had such a cute little downtown to paint and an abundance of trains. Some of the rail cars had graffiti on them and that is what I painted."
– Scott W. Prior
The Walk – Lake Tahoe
Oil on gessoboard, 9" x 12", $1,900
"One of my favorite places and times to paint is Lake Tahoe in the winter. It is so different from my home in Sonoma County where it almost never snows. This painting was created in the afternoon after the road had been plowed. I choose to feature the telephone poles to move the viewer’s focus back towards the mountaintops. The figures add life and scale to the painting."
– Camille Przewodek
Watercolor, 9" x 12", $950
"Butterfly Beach was painted in the clear warm light of an October morning in Santa Barbara. The golden color of the bluff was complemented perfectly by the lavender and turquoise waves. I was able to see and paint the relationship between these two elements with reflections of gold in the water and reflected bluish purples in the shadows on the bluff."
– Robin Purcell
Iceberg Lake, Eastern Sierra
Oil on linen, 8" x 10", $2,000
"There is no greater inspiration than the glacial lakes of the Eastern Sierra. The hike is steep and difficult. The reward? This. Iceberg Lake rests at the foot of the Minarets, a series of jagged peaks located in the Ritter Range. You learn a lot about yourself when faced with such tests of endurance. Several of us were camping along Ediza Lake, about 500 feet below this spot. Wonderful friends and painting views like this fills my soul. I am changed; whole, grateful, and longing for the chance to return to the most beautiful place on earth."
– Lori Putnam
Mission St, San Francisco
Oil, 36" x 36", $6,000
"Carole Rafferty is a contemporary California landscape painter who specializes in urban and architectural scenes. Her paintings portray her emotional response to the complex energy of city life. Through bold line and brush strokes and a vivid interplay of light and shadow, Rafferty’s paintings exhibit the vibrancy of the urban experience. The complexity of rendering a city is a constant inspiration, especially San Francisco where the light routinely changes—often within the space of a few seconds- from bright and vibrant colors to a spectrum of ethereal grays. These fleeting moments make the mood and atmosphere of San Francisco unmistakable and a great artistic challenge."
– Carole Rafferty
Gerald D. Rahm
Pastel on museum board, 18" x 14", $7,800
"The beauty and madness of plein air painting is the challenge of replicating light and space. This cannot be replicated through photos; one must be at a site. Yet, onsite, petty distractions try to sabotage your focus. So, why paint en plein air at all? Because that is where the light is."
– Gerald D. Rahm
Cigar Bin No. 3
Oil on linen board, 16" x 20", $1,850
"Great artwork is an externalization of the artist’s internal subjective values. Concepts like; clarity, focus, joy, simplicity, and order are things I value most. I believe this painting embodies all of these traits. I love a good cigar, I love how organized I keep them, and how I group them in my cigar bin. This is the third cigar painting I’ve made. The other two have found homes in Connecticut and Montana."
– Daniel Raminfard
Filbert Street Fog
Watercolor, 14" x 7", $900
"Filbert Street in San Francisco runs from the top of Telegraph Hill, across North Beach, and ascends Russian Hill. It is punctuated by the spire of Ss. Peter and Paul Church. A former resident of North Beach, I have long been intrigued by this unique perspective and painted it several times. I try to capture San Francisco’s unique quality of light as the fog begins to roll in during the late afternoon."
– Michael Reardon
The Bell Cricket
Bronze and cast crystal lanterns, 14.5" x 10" x 6.25", $9,800
"The eldest of two sisters lights her Japanese lantern at twilight while the younger adoringly awaits her turn. The qualities of color, light, and relationship found in this sculpture were inspired by the short story, The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket, by Yasunari Kawabata, and the famous painting, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, by John Singer Sargent. The girls are two real life sisters, Charlotte and Vivian, who spend all summer climbing trees and playing fairies in Little Compton, Rhode Island."
– Mardie Rees
The Prayerful Song
Oil on stretched Belgian linen, 46" x 28", $46,000
"Moments of quiet solitude are rare in today’s fast and complicated world. Nature and the transforming effects of music are forever a healing mystery we humans need. The Prayerful Song combines the sacred with common life. Changing colors in the circle of seasons draw us to find a peace that nurtures our lives. Patterns, motifs, shapes, and designs are abundant to awaken the painting artist. Songs, poems, and narratives of tradition liven our spirits. The remembering, renewing, and reviving of creativity has for centuries been our longest quest, as the creator of our spirit and life is sought."
– R.S. Riddick
Victor D. Riesau
Oil on canvas, 9" x 12", $2,000
"This well-known landmark identifies the division of part of the Navajo nation into two historic locations. The popular Canyon de Chelly and the adjacent Canyon de Muerto both contain vast series of ancient ruins. The sites are popular locations with both artists and tourists."
– Victor D. Riesau
The Antelope Valley, CA
Oil on panel, 9" x 12", $1,000
"The Antelope Valley, CA is a good example of what a dear art representative of mine called a 'little big painting.' Why? It has considerable content and the potential to become a larger painting. Eventually, it will. A celebration of a “super bloom” in the Antelope Valley in the direction of the back of the San Gabriel Mountains, I wanted to emphasize a sense of vast open spaces in the finest Californian tradition. Painting is a good way to reconnect with Mother Nature."
– Rodolfo Rivademar
Long View, Le Barroux
Oil on canvas, 6" x 8", $850
"Provence holds a magnetic and magical hold on my artistic life. I lived there and taught plein air workshops there for 25 years. Last June was my final Provence workshop and Long View, Le Barroux was one of the last plein air painting I completed before leaving. I will return to Provence. Nevertheless, this painting, because it was painted a couple of days after the workshop as I prepared to come home, feels like the end of a personal era."
– Ian Roberts
La Jolla Cliffs
Oil on linen, 30" x 40", $20,000
"La Jolla was a thriving artist colony early in the 20th century. The shoreline still offers plenty of inspiration for the traditional oil painter as these rugged cliffs play a dramatic rampart to the all-powerful Pacific Ocean. To paint here is awe-inspiring and a humbling experience."
– Ray Roberts
It's Spring Again, Visalia
Oil on Belgian linen, 24" x 30", $15,000
"Every spring I venture to different places searching for wildflowers. The hills of Visalia never disappoint. While there, I painted several field color studies and found this scene particularly inviting. It’s spring again!"
– Junn Roca
Oil on linen, 40" x 24", $8,800
"Whether a simple moment in everyday life or someone enthralled by activities they love, the figures in my paintings are fully engaged in thoughtful reverie. In Summer Braids, my model (my daughter) pauses to braid her hair—a quiet relaxed moment, as she concentrates on her task. This piece is part of a small series of paintings inspired by the summer season, celebrating the colors of summer. It was a delight to paint my model bathed in golden light, incorporating rich reds and shades of amber, yellow and gold, creating a warm and vibrant glow and reflecting summer hues."
– Pauline Roche
Oil on mounted canvas, 18" x 30" $12,500
"Every year on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, there is a race of classic sailboats called The Opera House Cup. Sailboats from all over the world attend this classic race. This particular sailboat is a Concordia built yawl arriving on Nantucket at sunrise for the race."
– Sergio Roffo
Gayle Garner Roski
Pretty in Pink
Watercolor, 8.5" x 11", $1,500
"The pink galah cockatoos are found only in Australia. The rhodochrosite cockatoo, mined in Argentina, was the inspiration for this painting. Rhodochrosite is a very rare stone. I like adding the inspiration to the painting to give the viewer both the reality and the interpretation."
– Gayle Garner Roski
Aqua resin and oil paint, 34" x 20" x 12", $7,200
"This sculpture and the other works in this group investigate the beauty and psychology of people in transition from childhood to adulthood, as we become socially aware of the judgement of others and finding our place within a social group. I have placed them in one of the most vulnerable positions we commonly put ourselves, a bathing suit. These works also examine the idea story and character. Giving them a specificity of portrait, clothing and shape will imbue them with a force of will and identity, beyond the judgment placed upon common one dimensional representations of sexuality and beauty."
– Brittany Ryan
Aqua resin and oil paint, 32" x 12" x 12", $7,200
"This sculpture and the other works in this group investigate the beauty and psychology of people in transition from childhood to adulthood, as we become socially aware of the judgement of others and finding our place within a social group. I have placed them in one of the most vulnerable positions we commonly put ourselves, a bathing suit. These works also examine the idea story and character. Giving them a specificity of portrait, clothing and shape will imbue them with a force of will and identity, beyond the judgment placed upon common one dimensional representations of sexuality and beauty."
– Brittany Ryan
Bradford J. Salamon
Striped Blue Cup
Oil on canvas, 9" x 9", $700
"Striped Blue Cup is inspired by the groundbreaking 1962 exhibition, 'New Painting of Common Objects,' hosted at the then Pasadena Art Museum and including works by Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud. I choose some of my still life subjects because they are so every day and unimportant. They are not beautiful in any obvious sense and have no inherent value. Painting an object like this and trying to make it beautiful is a challenge, but my hope is that the viewer might consider many seemingly unimportant every day moments to be beautiful."
– Bradford J. Salamon
Oil on linen panel, 8" x 16", $1,800
"I have always admired vintage trucks and cars. I spotted this old 'International' parked in a Newport Beach neighborhood and was attracted to its bold exterior shape, turquoise color, and original rusty patina. I have painted this same truck en plein air, as well as, created studio versions in various sizes, and a commission for the owner. This was my first attempt at creating a nocturne. Parked directly under a streetlight, I was drawn to the flickering night-lights as cars drove by, the perfect composition to paint and a wonderful addition to my vintage truck and car genre."
– Anthony Salvo
5 O’Clock Shadows
Watercolor, 13.5" x 20", $2,000
"As a plein air painter of urban settings, I look for backlit buildings and objects that have the potential to create dynamic compositions. 5 O’Clock Shadows is a prime example, where the angle of the afternoon sun backlights the building and statue elements. Since the objects are in silhouette, they are simpler to draw and paint. In this painting, I aim to achieve an atmospheric glow. I prefer to suggest a few architectural elements and leave the viewer room for interpretation."
– David Savellano
Eel River Valley
Oil on canvas, 26" x 34", $6,000
"I have painted this valley many times from several locations, large and small, en plein air and in the studio. It is like an old friend and each time we meet, it has another story to tell. On this day a new storm builds with the promise of rain, another day begins."
– Stock Schlueter
Oil on linen, 13" x 30", $3,500
"In March of 2019, I embarked on a month-long road-trip, a mix of plein air festivals, art openings, and exploration, from the California coast to the Utah desert. It was my introduction to the incomparable beaches and the welcoming art community of Laguna Beach. For a landlocked Montana artist escaping sub-zero temperatures, painting barefoot on the beach in March was nothing short of paradise. I could not get enough. After painting a small study of Recreation Point from Diver’s Cove, I returned with a larger canvas and worked for two afternoon sessions on Laguna Shore."
– Aaron Schuerr
Oil on linen panel, 12" x 16", $1,800
"A carpet of autumn leaves covers the ground while a gentle breeze carries the coming chill of winter. The cyclical nature of the time that we are given is a reminder to be present in this moment and appreciate the fleeting beauty of the season in which we find ourselves."
– Dan Schultz
Frank M. Serrano
Oil on linen on board, 20" x 20", $6,000
Trust is the Horizon
Water mixable oil on canvas, 24" x 36", $3,200
"The title, Trust is the Horizon, reflects the great faith and Trust that we as individuals use in our daily lives; Trust in ourselves and Trust shared with partners, family members, friends, and others. The Horizon leads us forward. Without insight to the future, one must place Trust in what lies ahead. Whether it be challenges or good times to come, the Trust in oneself shall not fade as the sun sinks beyond the sea."
– Jeff Sewell
Kevin A. Short
Sharing current events
Oil on canvas on board, 9" x 12", $1,600
"A common bond within the surf culture family is the story, 'Talking Story.' Handed down from the Hawaiian Beach Boys of Waikiki; it lives today in California, on the beaches and in the water."
– Kevin A. Short
Oil on canvas, 24" x 20", $12,000
"The Pose was painted from life and later refined in studio. Painting from life is important to an artist. It stimulates a spontaneous reaction from the artist toward the colors, shapes, and characters of life."
– Mian Situ
Oil on canvas, 24" x 36", $8,800
"I always enjoy the sunset because the moment is so full of peace and beauty. Sunsets are one of my favorite subjects to paint and Laguna Beach is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the ocean."
– Michael Situ
W. Jason Situ
Fall Colors, Black Star Canyon
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24", $4,600
"I enjoy painting outdoors. Black Star Canyon is one of my favorite spots to paint. Capturing beautiful moments in nature is a challenging but exciting task. Through art, I share the beauty of life."
– W. Jason Situ
Resin, 42" x 10" x 10", $18,000
"This sculpture was first conceived while I was spending much time with Ray Bradbury. The great writer transformed his tragic short story, 'The Cistern,' into a play which we watched together. The imagery of this play with its allusions to the 'Song of Solomon,' the Pieta, and 'Dante’s Divine Comedy' solidified a composition that I had been struggling with."
– Christopher Slatoff
Autumn Color and the Minarets
Oil on linen, 22" x 28", $9,500
"Due to its incredible beauty, Ediza Lake has become a popular destination for landscape painters. It’s so spectacular that one doesn’t have to venture more than a few yards from camp to witness views like this."
– Matt Smith
And Like A Mountain We Stand
Oil on linen, 20" x 24", $8,400
"This is my most recent work. It was painted during the quarantine. I started it on the first day of lock down, March 19. 'Do art' is my answer to any crisis, internal or external. As I suddenly had to cope with the powerlessness of all my public programs being shut down, as I found ways to address the glaring needs and despair that this crisis brought to those already struggling, and as I discovered how to adopt and engage my programs for national emergency, I worked on this painting. The visceral experience of shaping and organizing my medium, shaped and organized me out of powerless despair. The inspiring force of the Eastern Sierras with their glistening ridges, faces, and summits, there long before us and to be there long after us, stayed with me through the process and gradually became this painting."
– Alexey Steele
Ink and watercolor on board, 13.5" x 17.75", $7,500
"Velociraptor Visit is part of a twenty-one picture suite of new William Stout dinosaur art reflecting the most up-to-date knowledge regarding these prehistoric beasts. Velociraptors were among the most intelligent— and dangerous—of all dinosaurs. This image portrays the creature hearing something (potential prey?) in the Cretaceous forest."
– William Stout
Oil on canvas, 24" x 36", $6,200
"I relate to often overlooked moments of life. These moments resonate because they are familiar—we see ourselves in them. They suggest beyond the obvious. In this painting, I place the viewer in the role of spectator voyeur gazing from an upstairs window at a solitary woman, sunbathing in the heat of the day and unaware of being watched. The backyard is nearly empty, a private space away from the usual public beach crowd. With the house and garden walls surrounding her, one senses that the opening in the fence hints at and entices the viewer to come in."
– Sally Strand
Pens & Paper
Watercolor, 15" x 21", $2,500
"What started as a tool for sketching quickly became an obsession. Many years ago I learned to draw with ink instead of pencil but overtime I grew tired of disposable pens and wanted something that was enjoyable to hold and responsive to my touch. A friend introduced me to fountain pens. Little did I know how wonderful and diverse the fountain pen world is! What started as a drawing tool has become a collection of pens from Germany, France, Italy, and Asia. I fell in love with the history of fountain pens and they quickly became objects of my paintings."
– Brenda Swenson
James E. Tennison
Oil on linen, 36" x 36", $9,500
"Champion depicts award-winning equestrian Mario Contreras seated on his prizewinning Andalusian stallion."
– James E. Tennison
Oil on linen, 20" x 30", $10,500
"Remember embraces my love of pure color through a simplified application of paint to retain the essence of each color. By using unblended brush strokes, I leave the colors unaltered, almost like a mosaic of colored pieces of paint. This fractured application of color gives a more vivid rendition of my subject than I could achieve from blended brushwork. It is not my desire to move away from a realistic rendering, but to enhance my subject. For this reason, I keep my brush strokes small and adhere to value and perspective. From a distance, my work reads as realistic. Yet as one approaches my art, color and brushwork dominate."
– Sonya Terpening
Donald A. Towns
Behind the Studio
Acrylic on board, 7" x 9", $1,350
"Fall was upon us in the high but dry mountains of Tehachapi. It was dry because of the drought’s impact on the vegetation, as the trees were giving up their leaves earlier than usual and barely turning golden brown. Regardless, it was a pleasant day to capture the warmth of light bouncing off the ground behind the studio. My time being short, I choose to use acrylic for its quick drying properties. A fresh wet into wet translucent lay in with some opaque here and transparent there made for a surprise result I am still trying to relive."
– Donald A. Towns
Charles Young Walls
She Beguiles in Red
Oil on linen, 30" x 20", $8,000
"She Beguiles in Red began as an experimental painting—pushing my understanding of color and color relationships to see how far I could go and remain aesthetically pleasing. Using the aggressive handling of the paint both on and off the subject of the work provides visual dynamic, allowing for movement and further impending movement. As in most of my art, this woman is in charge and knows how to use her power."
– Charles Young Walls
Oil, 28" x 22", $6,500
"Charming depicts an Asian girl, using dreamy artistic language to describe the fantastical artistic conception. Through warm colors, the vitality and beauty of life is expressed!"
– Kun Wang
Sweet Time in Dubai
Watercolor, 12" x 16", $1,200
"Throughout my 40 years painting, I have enjoyed the process in several mediums like oil, watercolor, and pastels. My choice of subject matter also has a wide range. I have always been a plein air painter but now I enjoy studio work, as well. Sweet Time in Dubai is a studio piece in watercolor, developed from the pencil sketches and photos taken on one of my visits to Dubai. The composition seemed very inviting and the large round dessert pans in the foreground guide one to the action."
– Durre Waseem
Watercolor, 12" x 18", $1,700
"This is a California sea otter that I observed while kayaking in the Elkhorn Slough Estuary off Monterey Bay, California. Otters are protected and feel safe there. On a warm sunny day like this was, they can often be seen relaxing and floating on their backs to absorb the warmth of the sun, exemplified by the subject of my painting, Sea Siesta."
– Marilyn Wear
Oil on panel, 9" x 12", $1,100
"Every time I stand in front of a master’s painting, I try to see and think past the layers of the painting. I believe that the beauty of art is emotional and I strive to paint elegance and calmness using objects such as antique china, musical instruments, and arranged flowers. I aspire to provide my audience the same elegance and calmness. As time passes, I hope the message and effect of my work remains. I am grateful to be trained as a classical artist and intend to learn until the last moment of my life. 'Art in not what you see, but what you make others see.' – Edgar Degas."
– Yun Wei
In the Pool
Oil on gessoed paper, 30" x 23.5", $5,600
"This oil painting on gessoed paper, In the Pool, was inspired by an excursion to a friend’s swimming pool with my grandson, Isaac. This buoyant and very fluid image is influenced by the watery world of a perfect summer day."
– Ruth Weisberg
Mary Kay West
The Pastry Shelf
Oil on panel, 24" x 18", $3,400
"The western bluebirds that flourish in my backyard inspired The Pastry Shelf. When they visit, they are as much a part of my consciousness as if they were, in reality, sitting in my worn but much loved kitchen shelf."
– Mary Kay West
View of Alta Peak, Sequoia National Park
Oil on canvas, 16" x 8", $800
"I stumbled across this scene when I was nearing the final destination of an arduous hike in the Sierras. Tired and very hot, the idea of stopping to paint the scene seemed much less appealing than pressing on to my destination and taking a swim in Pear Lake. However, I felt that the majestically elevated granite cliffs, sunbaked rockslide, and contrasting shady red fir tree were calling out to complete a task that I had to fulfill. I am glad that I stopped and set up my easel."
– Ellie Wilson
Endless Light, Main Beach, Laguna
Oil on panel, 18" x 30", $4,800
"Twilight seemed to stretch forever in this heavy coastal marine layer, as low tide unveiled Main Beach’s rocky shoreline. Just steps from the bustle of Laguna, it would seem an unwelcome clash between extremes. But the ocean’s magic brings an unexpected tranquility. The subtle, earthy tones of the foreground rocks played well against the dazzle of city lights. Their enduring presence offered serene contrast to the commotion of downtown. A great metaphor for the passage of time. For me, day’s end has always been the most alluring subject matter—just when the sparkle of light first illuminates evening. "
– Wendy Wirth
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30", $8,000
"I am continually fascinated by the world around us. So many moving parts and people. The Salty Crew keeps it simple at the seawall where I live in San Diego. Sun, sand, friends and dogs—that’s the life!"
– Jeff Yeomans
Golden Gate Bridge
Oil on canvas, 9" x 12", $680
"I live in San Francisco and often visit the Golden Gate Bridge. I like the strong light and shadow effect of the bridge at dusk. I chose this angle to make the bridge more spectacular."
– Lu Yu
Oil on linen, 20" x 24", $3,000
"The ocean is my favorite subject to paint. It always moves me and provides endless inspiration. Point Lobos was painted from a small plein air study that I did on location at Point Lobos National Park in the spring of 2019. The painting depicts a fleeting moment of morning light reflecting on the water and providing a sense of the coastal atmosphere. The style of the painting is impressionistic with loose painterly brushwork and a bright, chromatic palette."
– Antonina Zenin
The Flamenco Dancer
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $600
"The Flamenco Dancer was painted after seeing a tablao flamenco show in Madrid. I was so mesmerized that I had to paint the intense facial expression, expressive arm movements, and the flying silk shawls. The world of tablao flamenco is an intimate one. All that is needed is a dancer, a couple of musicians, and a sad story,"
– Ni Zhu
Oil on canvas, 30" x 20", $8,400
"I love neon, especially neon that depicts figures and objects. During the daytime, I find turned off neon particularly interesting. This club is located in a beautiful blue tiled deco building in Downtown Oakland."
– Dennis Ziemienski