Jeff Horn recently led a quartet of painters across Santa Catalina Island in cooperation with the Catalina Island Conservancy, the caretakers of the island. In exchange, the plein air painters have donated paintings to an annual fundraising auction.
Jeff Horn’s painting of Little Harbor on the back side of Catalina Island
One of Michael Obermeyer’s paintings of Catalina Island
For the 10th year, Jeff Horn organized a group of plein air artists to paint on Catalina Island, where the Catalina Island Conservancy has worked hard to preserve the hiking trails, shoreline, and wildlife. This year, Horn was joined by Ray Roberts, Jesse Powell, and Michael Obermeyer for a couple fun days of painting, photographing, wildlife viewing, eating, drinking, and generally escaping the rest of the world — all for the sake of art and conservation.
Jeff Horn’s painting of the view across Avalon Harbor
Founded in 1972, the Catalina Island Conservancy is the oldest and largest private land trust in the state of California. It protects nearly 90 percent of Catalina Island, including 50 miles of unspoiled beaches and secluded coves — the longest publicly accessible stretch of undeveloped coastline left in Southern California. For more information, visit www.catalinaconservancy.org or www.hornart.com.