Because plein air paintings tend to be smaller than studio pieces, a professional-looking frame is especially important for making them look significant. Terry Miura and Erik Tiemens know how true that is, and they’re about to open a show called New Landscape Paintings at the Holton Studio Frame-Makers Gallery.

“Arroyo Sunset,” by Terry Miura, oil, 11 x 14 in.

“Unnamed Road,” by Terry Miura, in a frame made by gallery owner Mark Holton

“Golden Gate Clouds,” by Erik Tiemens, oil, 9 x 12 in.

“One of the most rewarding experiences for a framer is collaborating directly with artists whose work he especially responds to, and who appreciate the power of frames to enhance their pictures,” says frame-maker Timothy Holton, owner of the Holton Studio Frame-Makers Gallery in Emeryville, California. “Our gallery has a particular emphasis on contemporary Northern California landscape paintings that elaborate on the beauty of nature and life. We are proud to present recent paintings by Terry Miura and Erik Tiemens in an exhibition that opens during a reception on Saturday, December 1, from 4-6 p.m.” For more information, visit,, and


  1. Congratulations, Brotherhood! Here in Florida, the plein air groups are predominantly women. It’s wonderful to know that there are more male artists around than we know of. As a female painter, I enjoy artspeak with the male counterpart. Such a different perspective! Good luck to you all.

  2. I agree with Inez, I mostly see women painting out in the field. That is probably because we feel safer painting as a group. It is good to see you guys have banded together to create some camaraderie and some male painting energy!


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