San Simeon Beach
by Bill Labrie
Visions of Nature Gallery
Being a dedicated nature
photographer I have been inspired by the works of
masters like Ansel Adams and Elliot Porter
Capturing images that
create the feelings I feel when out in nature is my
ultimate goal. Mother Nature, the greatest artist of
all, is not always easy to put on film. When light,
composition, and my emotion all come together, I become
fully engaged, the magic of the moment consumes me.
Being in the right place at the right time is sometimes
the rule, but at other times the creative images
requires careful planning, with great patience,
sometimes going back to a place time and time again.
My images are printed on
archival Ilfochrome (formerly cibachrome) paper, which
produces the true color and sharpness of the original
image. No computer imaging, artificial lighting, or
unnatural filtration were used in creating these images.
These are prints that will last a lifetime, and create a
feel of beauty and peace wherever you chose to display
by Mary Anderson
"When people refer
to my work as 'paintings,' I tell them that they are
drawings, mixed-media drawings.""
Mary Anderson studied at
Chouinard and Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. She
credits her mastery of drawing to the teaching of Joe
Magnaini and the late Charles White.
Born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, she moved to Los Angeles and began her art
study with a high school scholarship to Chouinard Art
Institute. A full time scholarship to Otis Art Institute
followed Pasadena City College. In the 60's, the figure
drawing department at Otis, under Joe Magnaini and Herb
Jepson, was very strong. Students worked from life
standing at huge easels. The drawing paper was as big as
could be found and images ere life size, which is why
the artist is still most comfortable drawing standing up
in front of a big piece of paper.
by Stephen Earl Price
My focus is on painting
high quality interior trompe l'oeil murals. The term,
trompe l'oeil, is French and means to trick the eye or
fool the eye. The technique of trompe l'oeil painting
pre-dates ancient Rome, 700 BC and can now be found
throughout the world. The paint creates the illusion of
a three dimensional reality. My goal is to fool a viewer
for as long as possible, to impart a magical discovery.
I welcome commissions
both small and large, in your home or business. Subjects
need not be limited to what is shown here.
What is your idea? What
do you want? My 25 year background as an illustrator and
photo retoucher for fortune 500 companies has given me a
wide variety of image experience to draw from.
North County Sunset
by Terry DeLapp
Terry DeLapp, a native
Californian , has spent his entire artistic career as a
painter of still life and landscape. His Neo tonalist
style captures the slowly vanishing way of life on the
farms and ranches of the Salinas and San Joaquin valleys
of California, with the coast range and Gabilan
mountains as background . Terry's work provides the
viewer with a sweeping and dramatic presentation of the
atmospheres unique to this region. This carefully
constructed palette is carried on to his still life's,
which provide a calm and spontaneous image of fresh
flowers of California.
Terry DeLapp's respect and knowledge of the land that he
paints is evident. He brings a singular vision to the
art of tonalist painting. and is one of the foremost
American painters of this genre.