plein air painting - PAC6

PAC6 is a group of six plein air artists from Southern California who travel and paint together across the country. The artists are Linda Brown, Marian Fortunati, Nita Harper, Debra Holladay, Laura Wambsgans, and Sharon Weaver.

For PAC6, “From Field to Frame: The PAC6 Show How It’s Done” marks ten years of collaboration, and is their third major exhibition for the Santa Paula Art Museum. The show features over 70 new landscape paintings, including scenes from the group’s most recent “bucket list” trips to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley in Arizona, and Hope Valley and the Monterey Peninsula in California. In other paintings, the artists have revisited some of their favorite destinations from the past decade, including Yosemite, Ediza Lake, and Lake Tahoe.

The exhibit also offers a peek behind the curtain of the creative processes used by the PAC6, showing each artist’s journey from a small plein air painting or sketches executed on location, to a final, framed masterpiece created in the studio. “From Field to Frame” is on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum through July 7, 2024.

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