This stark landscape, sprinkled with trees and horses, is a good example of Karen Bezuidenhout's work, which is often described as "earthy, soulful and primitive, yet sophisticated." It includes some of her favorite things—nature and horses—in a palette influenced by her childhood in South Africa. The ranch portrayed is where she houses her horse, surrounded by open fields and rows of trees. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas with varnish. 48" x 36".
Beach rides along the Santa Barbara coast where Karen Bezuidenhout lives and a recent trek across the Namib desert in Namibia served as inspiration for this evocative painting of riders on a moonlit night along the water. Layers of paint give additional texture to the soulful landscape. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas with varnish. 36" x 36".
South African-born Karen Bezuidenhout, who lives and paints in Santa Barbara, recalls her childhood on a Stellenbosch Valley farm, where "there were always chickens scratching around the place." To her, they symbolize simplicity and an attachment to nature, recreated in this large canvas on which she employs multiple layers of paint, an oil stick and scratching to create texture. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas with varnish. 30" x 24".
Often the paintings of Santa Barbara artistKaren Bezuidenhout embody charming stories from her far-flung travels. This large, striking canvas recounts her adventures on Ceylon, the "little white horse who carried me across the Namib desert on a ten day trek last year." She loved the way he would be silhouetted against the dark, starry sky and pale sand. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas with varnish. 30" x 36".
In her paintings, Santa Barbara artistKaren Bezuidenhout likes to "take the viewer into the natural world." In this large, brilliant canvas she shares the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez valley near her home. By deft use of a palette knife, she builds up multiple layers of paint for greater depth and texture. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas with varnish. 30" x 24".
Melding memories from her childhood in South Africa and her current home in the Santa Ynez valley near Santa Barbara, artistKaren Bezuidenhout paints a beautiful landscape that celebrates wide open spaces and the many beauties of nature. Layers of acrylic paint create a textural earthiness. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas with varnish. 24" x 24".
Studded with trees, the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez valley in Santa Barbara county are the focus of Karen Bezuidenhout's painting in celebration of nature, wide open spaces and simplicity. The artist, who divides her time between Santa Barbara and her native South Africa, creates a strong sense of the wind's movement among the trees by placing her brush strokes at an angle. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas with varnish. 24" x 24".
South African-born artistKaren Bezuidenhout paints the things she loves, particularly animals. Her enigmatic painting of three donkeys against brown hills and a vibrant sun (or is it a moon?) recalls her journeys to Mexico and Africa, where she would often see donkeys along the road. She uses multiple layers of paint to create texture on her monochromatic canvas. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas with varnish. 12" x 12".
One of Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway's favorite themes is workers on the land, depicted here as field laborers. He contrasts the open fields with snug buildings and a grove of trees in the background "slice," over which loom slices of dark mountains and a turquoise sky. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 28"W x 22"H.
Another in Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway's series of paintings depicting migrant farmworkers, this simple yet powerful work includes a small child amongst the workers. His primitive style, executed in earthtones layered in "slices," evokes strong emotions. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on wood. 14-1/2"W x 33"H.
Now in his nineties, Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway paints on. As he puts it, "If I don't paint, I hurt. I paint what I feel and go where my brush takes me." One of his favorite subjects is migrant farmworkers, seen here in his earth-toned, striated style, earning their daily bread. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 22"W x 28"H.
The power of clouds is undeniable in Nicole Strasburg's painting of a storm gathering above the pines in the mountains behind Santa Barbara. Like so many of her paintings, it evokes the grandeur of Nature and its essential peace. Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil on birch panel with French cleat hanger. 12"W x 12"H.
Santa Barbara artistNicole Strasburg paints the fall birch trees as they lose their leaves at the approach of winter, embracing the starkness of the winter blue sky and the whitened branches as a "harbinger of a warm winter hibernation inside." Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil on birch panel with cradled birch hanger. 19-1/2"W x 28"H.
This soothing slice-of-open-space in the Los Padres National Forest shows the hallmarks of Santa Barbara artistNicole Strasburg's work: the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. As she puts it, "Nature is an inspiration and always brings me back to center, puts me in perspective of my place in the world and offers comfort in its noisy silence." Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil paint on birch panel, equipped with a French cleat for hanging. 12"W x 12"H.
Apifera Farms artistKatherine Dunn asks us to see the Earth and its wonders through the eyes of Nature, hoping this view will lead us to kinder actions with the world we live in. This abstract painting suggests the way a recently clear-cut forest might look to a passing bird. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on kiln-dried pine board. 12"W x 12"H.
To Oregon artistKatherine Dunn, Earth is a breathing creature, a piece of evolving art. Her evocative painting explores the view a falling leaf might have and asks us all to help make good changes for the earth's sake. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on kiln-dried pine board. 12"W x 12"H.
Apifera Farms artistKatherine Dunn credits her horse—her partner and her friend—with helping her to notice the many tiny, almost imperceptible sights and sounds of Nature. Here, she celebrates "the simple pleasures of smells, feelings and colors of spring" shadowed by the silhouette of her horse. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on kiln-dried pine board. 12"W x 12"H.
Her beloved Apifera Farm in Oregon is often the inspiration for Katherine Dunn's evocative work, full of Nature's wonders, large and small. Suggested by a healing tree in her donkey paddock, this triple-layered painting explores the relationship all creatures have with the Earth—"the wind carries the messages and hopes of the prayer flag, bringing comfort and hope to animals and humans." Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on stretched canvas. 16"W x 20"H.
An ardent supporter of American wild horses, Santa Barbara artistKaren Bezuidenhout followed a stay at Sundance with this intimate, multi-layered work done exclusively for us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sundance Catalog. Limited edition, unframed pony print of original acrylic and oil painting. 24"W x 24"H.
Since 2006, I have had the privilege to work with Sundance Catalog. Robert Redford’s beautiful vision and philosophy of supporting unique and creative people is the founding principal of Sundance’s success. I am extremely grateful and honored to be associated with this company. I left my birth country of South Africa fifteen years ago. At that time, I dreamed of making a living doing what I absolutely love, painting. Sundance catalog has been a major stepping stone to success in my journey as an artist. A beautiful ripple effect has been created due to my partnership with Sundance. Their support of my work has allowed me to donate to various charities. Wild horse preservation organizations here in the United States, as well as Aids orphanages in South Africa have been supported, thanks in part to Sundance’s vision. Forever grateful. —Karen Bezuidenhout
In his ongoing series exploring the lives of everyday workers, Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway appreciates those who work in the lettuce and strawberry fields, rain or shine. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Acrylic on canvas. 22"W x 28"H.
Capturing winter at its peak in the mountains behind Santa Barbara, Nicole Strasburg celebrates the seasonal contrasts of brilliant blue skies, pine forests and fresh snow. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Oil paint on birch panel. 12"W x 12"H.
In the earthy colors she prefers, borrowed from her birthplace in South Aftrica, Santa Barbara artistKaren Bezuidenhout celebrates the energy and elegance of a single hummingbird among abstracted flowers. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 16"W x 20"H.
Two of Santa Barbara artistKaren Bezuidenhout's favorites—horses and nature—take center stage in her stark 2013 painting that evokes the expansiveness of earth and sky. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 36"W x 36"H.
Primitive, abstract and very personal, Karen Bezuidenhout's work evokes the wonder, simplicity, love of nature and serenity with which she paints. Reared on a farm in South Africa's winelands, she now lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she's constantly influenced by her beautiful surroundings. Horses, chickens and peaceful landscapes are favorite subjects for her acrylic canvases, which are owned by private collectors all over the world. Her work has been exhibited at galleries in South Africa and California. Paintings are one-of-a-kind, subject to prior sale. 20"W x 16"H.
Often described as "intuitive," the paintings of Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway are often inhabited by figures of a temporal quality, not on the land, but locked into and a part of the land that nourishes us. This recent painting, incorporating his signature visceral slices of color, illustrates his credo: "I paint what I feel and go where my brush takes me." Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 11"W x 14"H.
Using vintage clothing and linens as inspiration, Carolyn Holman clips reclaimed fabric with spontaneous imprecision, incorporating rustic swatches into Flowers for a Picnic. Having applied multiple layers of beeswax, resin and pigment, she fuses her mix of mediums onto wood with the heat of a blowtorch, creating the veiled translucence that defines her work. One of a kind; subject to prior sale. 24" Sq.
Born and bred on a mid-western farm, Katherine Dunn had never experienced the ocean before moving to Oregon; when she saw the Pacific, it was love at first sight. This painting expresses the mystery and exoticism or the Oregon coastline, as well as the salty smell and crashing sounds. Acrylic on pine board. One of a kind; subject to prior sale. 12" square.
On the eastern end of Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the Channel Islands, Island Pass is a favorite spot for day trips hiking, snorkeling, kayaking or adventurous camping. Santa Barbara artistNicole Strasburg's atmospherically graphic painting captures one of the many hiking trails leading through the diverse landscape. Oil on a birch panel. One of a kind, subject to prior sale. 12"W x 12"H.
The wind on Katherine Dunn's Oregon farm speaks to her spirit. At times she feels it responding directly to questions on her mind, at others she finds it brings unexpected messages. In this painting, she pictures herself listening to its voice, taking in its influence. Acrylics, pastels and collage on pine board. One of a kind; subject to prior sale. 12" Sq.
Living and working at Apifera Farm in Oregon, Katherine Dunn paints from the heart of a feeling, living member of Mother Earth. Her horse, a constant companion, figures in this canvas painted with a subconscious understanding not fully clear to her conscious self, creating the mystical quality prevalent in much of her work. Acrylic on canvas, signed on the back. One of a kind original, subject to prior sale. 36" x 36".
Katherine Dunn of Apifera Farm, Oregon, has a horse as constant companion and consistant muse. Riding him, she often feels that she is floating, experiencing the world in a very visceral way that invites new perspective, as evident in this evocative canvas with light and dark moons. Acrylic on canvas, signed on the back. One of a kind original, subject to prior sale. 24" x 30".
One of Santa Barbara artistKaren Bezuidenhout's favorite subject is horses, beloved since her childhood. In this striking 2012 painting, she imagines them silhouetted against a blazing sky, bleaching them as though by the sun. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 36"W x 48"H.
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