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...

Karen Vance | A Natural Calling

Emotional experiences demand an abundance of talent and an absolutely sure hand if an artist is to convey them without crossing that point of no return into melodrama or kitsch. There’s no chance of that happening in Karen Vance’s oil-on-linen paintings.

By The Sea | Santa Barbara Galleries

Santa Barbara is renowned for its natural and man-made beauty. For over a century, the coastal enclave 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles has attracted top American artists, making it a focal point of California