...and they keep getting better!
We are so fortunate to represent these two landscape artists, true to their craft and unique in their approach.
It is always exciting when Wodark & Sawyer bring in new work. We can't wait to share them with you. Enjoy the sights!
Gem Lakes, near Rock Creek 12 x 16
Jim Wodark has been hot on the trail painting every beautiful vista in the west. His latest week long excursion was a mule backpack trip to the the High Sierras which produced 8 exquisite paintings.
Over the 4th of July, Jim was in the 7th Annual Telluride Plein Air Invitational. Then he went over the pass to Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational where he sold 10 0ut of the 14 paintings he produced that week! On September 9th he left for the Grand Canyon to participate in the Plein Air on the Rim Invitational. His last show for the year will be at the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting competition in October.
Black Star Wash 12 x 16
Jim continues to win many awards & accolades. Every year he enters the Bold Brush Painting competition & the Raymar Yearlong Painting competition, consistently being chosen as a finalist out of hundreds of entries. He was just juried into the Finals in the Plein Air Magazine's $20,000 painting competition! Keep your fingers crossed. Jim's work is also being included in the California Art Club's Book "California Light" a Century of Landscapes by Jean Stern (director of the Irvine Museum) & Molly Siple.
Click the link to read the 5 page article about Jim in the latest issue of Plein Air Magazine. Congratulations Jim!
|Peaceful Morning, Peter's Canyon 48 x 36|
The quiet unassuming John Sawyer paints in bold clear colors. He captures a brightness in nature that seems to startle the senses.
John has been painting since the mid-1980's. He began copying the works of California artists such as Edgar Payne, William Wendt & Hanson Puthuff. In 2005 while on a visit to Russia with his wife, Olga, John met classically trained artist, Alexey Ivanovich Pankeev who encouraged him to paint originals in his own style. And are we glad he followed Alexey's advice!
A Restful Afternoon, Irvine Park
20 x 16
We've been begging John for some bigger works & he has obliged us with 3 large stunning pieces along with a number of smaller paintings he has been stockpiling.
His scenes are always local, most likely influenced by his childhood antics climbing eucalyptus and raking leaves after the Santa Ana winds.
John paints 24/7. He has taken classes with artists Tom Brown & Victoria Templeton. He has won numerous awards at the Annual Tustin Art League Shows. Let's encourage him to enter more competitions!
Big announcement next email...
Chemers Gallery Show of the Century!