Richard Schloss, “1930. Reflected Light,” oil on canvas, 26 x 40 inches

Richard Schloss belongs to a group of strong, intimate painters who have helped continue Santa Barbara’s storied tradition of landscape painting that began more than a century ago. This new year, Schloss presents his newest paintings during a must-see exhibition here.

Palm Loft Gallery in Carpinteria, California, is overjoyed to be presenting new selections from the oeuvre of accomplished painter Richard Schloss. Titled “The Miracle of Light,” the show opened on December 2 and continues through January 21.

Richard Schloss, “1926. Afternoon Light, Lotusland,” oil on canvas, 32 x 36 inches
Richard Schloss, “1978. Wave and Light,” oil on canvas, 20 x 51 inches

A master of light and atmospheric perspective, the rocky inlets, dramatic coastline vistas, rolling hills, and winding Sierra streams of California are perfectly suited for Schloss’ painterly touch. “The oil paintings of Richard Schloss are an incredible testament to the beauty of the land and the sea that surrounds us,” said Bobbi Dufau of the Museum of Ventura County. “His exceptional and dramatic treatment of light creates and captures for us a moment of time … an intensity…. Quoting legendary artist and co-founder of the Oak Group Ray Strong, ‘There is light … and then there is Schloss light.’”

About 15 new works compose the show, featuring mountain streams, coastal cliff vistas, pastures, and a couple cityscapes as well. To learn more, visit Palm Loft Gallery.

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