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.
Refuting the oft-heard claim that the West Coast has no seasons, Nicole Strasburg captures a late spring storm in the mountains behind Santa Barbara, as clouds mass and darken the sky above the pines and mountain sage. Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil on birch panel with French cleat hanger. 12"W x 12"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.
A trip to Eastham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod contrasted the color of the sea and sky on the east coast with that of the western shores where Santa Barbara artistNicole Strasburg makes her home. Here she captures the drama of the evening sky with the sense of scope and solitude that marks her work. Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil on birch panel; French cleat for hanging. 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.
Santa Barbara artistNicole Strasburg describes the mountain hike that inspired her panoramic painting like this: "Clouds moved in and out of the blue sky, playing tag with the treetops." The sense of open skies and lofty trees is both awe-inspiring and quietly calming. Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil on birch panel with cradled birch hanger. 48"W x 10"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.
A favorite retreat of Santa Barbara artistNicole Strasburg is the Los Padres National Forest, replete with hiking trails and butterscotch-scented Jeffrey pines. Her evocative painting of the forest's piercing blue skies and ever-changing cloudscapes delivers a piece of summer itself. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Oil paint on birch panel. 24"W x 24"H.
Riding horses since her childhood in South Africa's Stellenbosch wine country, artistKaren Bezuidenhout often depicts them on their own, without riders, at one with nature. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 36"W x 36"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.
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.
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.
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".
Originally from Salt Lake City, Nicole Strasburg now paints in Santa Barbara, California, where "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." Her evocative paintings focus on open space, an endless horizon and "the quiet contemplation that takes place when really spending time alone with oneself," attributes clearly visible in New Year Sky, an oil painting that captures the winter sky and seascape. Citing winter as a magical time along the Santa Barbara shoreline, Nicole seeks to capture the light that dances on the water, bouncing reflections and creating a sparkle only present in the early months of the year. Original oil painting on birch wood panel. 40"W x 18"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.
Santa Barbara artistNicole Strasburg relishes the infrequent thunderstorms that dowse the usually semi-arid grasslands of Refugio Road, along the ridgeline overlooking the sea. Here, she captures the waning of a storm, as the sun peeks through the clouds to illuminate the fresh green grasses. Oil on a birch panel. One of a kind, subject to prior sale. 12"W x 12"H.
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