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16 x 20 inches
MACPHERSON is about to release a new book titled Light, Atmosphere and Color.
Macpherson masters these components in his
recent painting Grand Canyon Light.
Rather than focusing on the overwhelming
vast expanse of the Grand Canyon, Macpherson
carves out an intimate vignette full of
energy and passion. Truly remarkable,
this piece is inviting and engaging much
like the artist himself. Macpherson's
creative approach to life is never lacking.
The artist's latest
pursuit involves his project of giving back
by teaching art to children.
recently painted the west coast and found an oasis
in California. Far away from the crowded freeways
Hull gets off the beaten path and brings us a view of beauty
and serenity. Please click on the image for a preview of his new
paintings on our web site.
20 x 24 inches
JOHN COSBY devotes much of
his painting to perfecting the various colors and depth of the
southern California water. Always seeking to explain the
nuances of an ever changing and always moving ocean. The
light dances along the coast on a crisp calm day. Looking South
to the Hotel Laguna in the distance is main beach with the
activity and excitement close by.
Tide, China Cove, Corona Del Mar
20 x 30 inches
PHIL DIKE was born in
Redlands, California in 1906. Dike is a leading artist
of the group know as the American Scene painters.
These artists followed the early California Impressionists
in time and painted in a more modern style, often in the
quick, spontaneous medium of watercolor. Dike is
known as the intellectual and artistic leader of the
California watercolor artists.
had a special affinity for the Newport Beach area. As a
child he rode with his family in a horse-drawn buggy from
Redlands to Newport Beach each summer. Dike enjoyed
painting, fishing and many activities there. He spent many
summers throughout his lifetime in the Newport Beach area
and produced a symphony of paintings primarily from the
1930s through the 1960s. Dike along with Rex Brandt founded
the Summer School of Painting in Corona del Mar, California
in 1947. By the mid 1940s his paintings in the California
Style of painting was highly regarded throughout the country
and sold at the national level. He continued to win many
prestigious awards and favorable reviews, but preferred to
allow the work speak for itself rather than garner the lime
light. An intellectual his thoughts about art are provoking
reminding the viewer that, "A painting is good, not because
it looks like something but rather, because it feels like
something." Visit our events page for more about this artist
and the California watercolorists now on display at the
Laguna Art Museum.
San Diego Museum of Art GAUGUIN TO WARHOL
October 4 through January 27, 2015
The Irvine Museum
THIS GOLDEN LAND OF PROMISE
January 24, 2015 through
May 21, 2015
Pasadena Museum of
ARMIN HANSEN: THE ARTFUL VOYAGE
January 25 through May
CALIFORNIA RURAL, 1930s
and 1940s through
February 15, 2014 SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT
works by the Laguna Beach painters Frank Cuprien, Anna
Hills, Edgar Payne, and William Wendt.
CALIFORNIA THE GOLDEN YEARS permanent collection
UPCOMING: ADAMS, WESTON AND CURTIS: PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE
AMERICAN WEST Spring 2015
FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK -
February 5, 6 pm - 9 pm
x 34 inches
Edgar Payne was
passionate about becoming a painter from the age of
fourteen. He left his home in the Ozarks of
Missouri to travel through the South and into Mexico
before going to the Midwest. There he studied
briefly at the Chicago Art Institute.
Dissatisfied with the teaching methods, he left
Chicago and continued his travels throughout the
United States. Payne was basically a
self-taught artist that persevered in mastering his
craft and soon became one of California's most
is a masterpiece that truly shows Edgar Payne's
significance a a Western painter. This skilled
artist brings the drama of the West to life as he
carefully crafts each element of the painting.
Payne displays the strength of his bold and
definitive use of color. The bright red shirt
of the Navajo rider, placed almost in the center of
the painting, that is arresting and spellbinding.
The white horse against the bright Arizona sky is a
unifying force in the painting. It is the western
paintings depicting the Arizona mesas with Native
American riders that are among the most desirable
paintings by the artist.
In 1917, The
Santa Fe railroad offered Payne passage out West in
exchange for some of the paintings he produced on
the trip. These paintings were intended as
advertising for the railroad to entice travel to the
Western state. Payne was immediately drawn to
the grandeur of the Southwest. He spent four
months painting Canyon de Chelly, and revisited the
Southwest throughout his career. Payne left a
heritage of Western paintings that are rightfully
recognized around the world.
F. Grayson Sayre
Redfern discovered the scintillating quality of the
paintings by F. Grayson Sayre in 1987, when he was presented with a cache of the artists
paintings from Sayre's family. Redfern's keen eye and ability to select quality peeked
his interest immediately. Ray Redfern wrote a book
titled F. Grayson Sayre and presented a major
retrospective of Sayre's work.
Grayson Sayre was born January 9, 1879 in Medoc
Missouri,, the only son of five children. His
early childhood was spent in the farmland of
southwestern Missouri and his love of nature began
there. Sayre first demonstrated his artistic
ability during his teens when he subscribed to a
correspondence course in pen and ink drawing techniques.
Sayre was chiefly self-taught ,except for a brief study
with J. Laurie Wallace of Omaha Nebraska and a figure
study class with John Vanderpoel at the Chicago Art
in 1915 at
the age of 37, Sayre encounter a near fatal bout of
diphtheria which changed his art career. His
doctor who thought he had only a short time to live
encouraged him to do whatever in life he wanted most.
Sayre decided to paint the American West. Sayre took the
train west and spent three years between Glendale and
Thermal California. From 1919- 1922 he lived in Arizona
painting during the day and working as a bookkeeper for
a mining company at night.
Sayre's work was shown at the Bohemian Club and the
Rabjohn and Morcom Galleries in San Francisco. Later
that year he exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art. In 1923 Sayre and Joseph Kleitsch (1886-1931)
founded the Painters and Sculptors Club. Sayre
maintained a home and studio in Glendale and also a
studio in the Coachella Valley , near Palm Springs,
California. From these
Member: Pallete & Chisel Club of Chicago; Painters &
Sculptors of Los Angeles (cofounder and President, 1929)
Exhibited: Bohemian Club, 1922; Glendale Chamber of
Commerce, 1922 (solo); Glendale Public Library, 1962
Works Held: Los Angeles County Museum
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