Author Archives: Norman Kolpas

Carol Mothner | Small Worlds

By Norman Kolpas Of Science and Nature, egg tempera on paper, 12 x 12. Just a few miles from Carol Mothner’s home is the rugged, high-desert landscape that inspired some of Georgia O’Keeffe’s most glorious paintings. And a few blocks outside Mothner’s door is Santa Fe’s historic plaza, with its adobe buildings that have been […]

Po Pin Lin | A Sense of Wonderment

Oil painter Po Pin Lin applies a love of nature fostered in his native Taiwan

to the sights of Northern California


By Norman Kolpas
About two years ago, while on a skiing trip with friends in the High Sierra town of Truckee, CA, Po Pin Lin looked up into the sky and beheld a sight he had never before seen in his 29 years: falling snow. “It was incredible,” he says with a smile, the awe he felt then still evident on his face.