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San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Show: The Buchon Trail
September 30, 2017
Sunset Buchon Trail

�For a few weeks in August, 1976, Hollywood magic flipped the coasts of the United States and transformed the coast south of Mo�tana de Oro State Park into Passamaquoddy, Maine. A lighthouse was built near Point Buchon as  part of Pete�s Dragon, the most expensive Walt Disney production to date.�  So reported local papers as Disney built a lighthouse on the Buchon Trail, the subject of a new show at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art October 5-8.  I�m honored to be one of several invited artists invited to capture this landscape �en plein air� for a show of paintings fresh off the easel. The gallery above shows some of the paintings I plan to hang.

This incredible coastal area was only opened to the public a few years ago, and as far as I know, this is the first show dedicated to the unspoiled beauty of this land.  Being there last week, driven with my painting equipment in a 4-wheel drive on seldom used private dirt roads, I had a chance to see how the earliest Native Americans and their Spanish invaders witnessed an unspoiled California coast.

If you�re an artist or collector, chances are you�ve seen countless paintings of Laguna Beach, Point Lobos or Morro Bay�but you�re unlikely to  have seen this incredible landscape chosen by Disney studios to amaze movie goers.

And it is an amazing landscape.  Of particular interest (which I�m not posting here�come to the show and see it!) are the large rock stacks just off shore that are considered the �Stonehenge of the Pacific.�  They really are incredible, and I had a great time painting them to prepare for the show with fellow artists.  Several of us painted these icons, and they�re each unique.  Come see what each artist saw.

So, join us, by either viewing the show at the museum, and/or watching the artists (including me) paint the area live.  As a bonus, the proceeds from the show will help fund this local icon of Central Coast arts, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.  Click here for more detail, if you come, say hello!

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