Bold Beginnings: Laguna’s Art & Nature Roots showcases original paintings by the founding artists of the Laguna Art Colony. These historical paintings reveal a deep reverence of nature. Their work evokes a sense of peace and tranquility in which they combine art and nature reminding us to preserve this awe inspiring land. They stand as a testament to the ageless beauty of the community as it was a century ago. Laguna provided artists the opportunity to paint sublime scenery in a perfect climate year-round.
These brave individualists attracted artists from around the globe leading to the establishment of the art colony. Their comradery and vision laid the groundwork for the galleries, museum and festivals that attract millions of visitors each year. This exhibition starts with some of the earliest artists in California in the 1890’s and features some of today’s artists who continue to paint in the tradition of outdoor painting. Featured historical artists; William Wendt, Anna Hills, Edgar Payne, Frank Cuprien and more. Contemporary artists Gregory Hull, Kevin Macpherson and John Cosby
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