The Gift of Art

Just a sampling of Caroline’s paintings available at Lahaina Galleries “Gift of Art” Holiday Soirée, Saturday, December 8, 2018 4-7PM at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

These wonderful small and medium sized original oil paintings make great holiday gifts!

Hawaii seascape painting
“Makena Dream”  6″ x 12″ Oil on Panel
“Poppies at Sunset”  8″ x 16″ Oil on Panel
“Tuscan Autumn Dream” 6″ x 12″ Oil on Panel
“Scarlet Poppies I” 16″ x 8″ Oil on Panel
“Scarlet Poppies II” 16″ x 8″ Oil on Panel
“Doorway in Tuscany” 21 1/2″ x 16″ Oil on Panel
Hollister Ranch painting
“San Augustine’s” Hollister Ranch 4″ x 12″ Oil on Panel
Rose painting
“Peace Rose” 12″ x 12″ Oil on Panel
Laguna Beach seascape painting
“Path to Wood’s Cove” Laguna Beach 16″ x 8″ Oil on Panel
Rose painting
“Hope Rose” 12″ x 12″ Oil on Panel
Hawaii seascape painting
“Hanalai Sunset” 4″ x 12″ Oil on Panel

“The Gift of Art”

Lahaina Galleries’ Annual Holiday Soirée

Unique, creative and highly personal gifts. Five artists. Exclusive show incentives. Festive gift wrapping.

Saturday, December 8, 2019  4 – 7:00PM

Lahaina Gallery

Fashion Island – Newport Beach, California

RSVP: 949-721-9117 or lgi@maui.net

(Don’t worry if you miss the Holiday Soirée – come in to the gallery anytime before Christmas to see the exhibition)

 

2018 Summer Show at Lahaina Galleries

“Earth’s Natural Wonder and Beauty” featuring Caroline Zimmermann, Lorie Wylie, Steve Matson and Cheryl Kline.

Please join 4 amazing artists for an evening of fine art that celebrates Earth’s natural wonder and beauty. View the paintings here.

Saturday, August 18th

4:00 – 7:00 PM

Kindly RSVP: (949) 721-9117  or lgi@maui.net

Lahaina Galleries

Newport Beach * Fashion Island

www.lahainagalleries.com

Victoria Beach painting by Caroline Zimmermann
“End of Day, Victoria Beach” 32″ X 64″  by Caroline Zimmermann
Rose painting
“Peace Rose” by Caroline Zimmermann

Reflections of Venice 2016

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I first saw Venice at night. It was a chilly November eve and the city was shrouded in a silent, insulating fog. Sounds of water lapping on the canal walls echoed a melancholy that accompanies a late autumn mood in Italy. The summer sun had gone and with it the hoards of tourists; it seemed as if the life of the city was turning inward. Saint Mark’s square was empty save for the last pigeons working overtime, and in the distance someone was playing violin. Continue reading “Reflections of Venice 2016”

Summer 2016: Scotland… of Water Fairies and Sea Kelpies

Water is everywhere in Scotland…

Falling from the sky, flowing into the rivers, cascading from the waterfalls, then to the lochs, and returning eventually to the sea.

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The Falls of Arrochar
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Tarbet, Loch Lomond
My many travels as a surfer have taken me to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I never expected the beaches of Scotland to be some of the most impressive.

Continue reading “Summer 2016: Scotland… of Water Fairies and Sea Kelpies”

Twenty Studio Stories….

I’ve painted outdoors and I’ve painted indoors… on location and in studios all over the world. People often ask me: Which do I prefer? Is one more authentic? Is the other easier? Over the years I’m thinking it is all up to the individual, what gets you stoked as a painter, what inspires your process.

MFA Studio: Oakland, CA
MFA Studio: Oakland, CA
I suppose that when it comes to art studios, I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked in some amazing spaces in the world. Some were corners in a room, others covered patios, basements, cantinas, spare rooms, garages and shared spaces with other artists. Some spaces I have lived and slept in, some had great surf and snowboarding right outside the door. Some studios have been the backdrop for tea parties, holiday parties, and art shows…others transformed into movie sets for numerous film projects. From the ancient olive mill in Tuscany to the the old Del Monte Cannery in San Francisco, all these spaces impart their energy into my work and inspire in their own unique ways.
In this, my 30th year as a professional artist, I’m looking back at those places with many fond recollections. The hundreds if not thousands (!) of paintings I have created over those years!

Continue reading “Twenty Studio Stories….”

Autumn Reflections from a Tuscan Studio

Molino, Autumn 2014

It has been a wet autumn here in Tuscany, and that following a very wet summer. Italy has been inundated by November’s storms adding to the heaviness of an already disastrous olive harvest. Makes for a slightly maudlin mood for the locals. Rainy weather means more time for me in the studio, happily working away… of course, on my newest water paintings. Continue reading “Autumn Reflections from a Tuscan Studio”

Hollister Ranch Hoedown 2012

Each year Hollister Ranch stages a Hoedown to benefit a different aspect of their community. It’s one of my favourite events of the year – the setting; one of the most magical coastlines in North America. This year’s theme was environmental sustainability, something The Ranch has been at forefront of for many years. The residents are proud stewards of the land, balancing ecological preservation with agriculture and residential development.

“Sunrise Solitude” Hollister Ranch

I’ve been fortunate enough to be painting The Ranch for years and always marvel at the changing light and coloring of the seasons.  A sacred place indeed, it’s no wonder the Chumash flourished here for millennia.

Hollister Hoedown 2012

Though not open to the general public, residents and their guests turn out in large numbers to support the Hoedown organised by more than 50 volunteers.

 

A beautifully restored Steamer on display as part of Fire Department benefit

This year fifty percent of the proceeds from the Art Sale benefited the Hollister Ranch Fire Department.

Bulito Beach

The Ranch is 14,400 acres of grazing lands, beach bluffs, and open meadows backing up to remote mountains and valleys north of Santa Barbara, and is home to some of the best surf breaks in the world. For many years the surf was only accessible by boat… surfing at the Ranch became the stuff of myth and legend….

“Low Tide” Hollister ranch
Renzo chasing down some Spaniel skank

For Renzo it’s a chance to run free on the beach, cool off in the ocean and then kick back on a hay bale and listen to some great music…

Jackson Browne

Hollister Ranch resident Jackson Browne once again headlined the concert line-up this year which always features a surprise guest…

This year the crowd was treated to a ninety minute set by surprise guest Jeff Bridges performing songs and embracing his character from Crazy Heart.

“West of the Gate” Hollister Ranch

I’m honoured to be included in the Hoedown – it’s my opportunity to give something back to this special part of California and the people who live there.

Photos by John Charles Jopson

Come to my next exhibition “No Bad Paintings, No Bad Waves” in Laguna Beach, August 25, 2012. Mickey Muñoz will be signing his new Patagonia-published book “No Bad Waves: Talking Story with Mickey Muñoz” and showing some of his unique photographs, and we’ll be celebrating his 75th birthday!

View more Hollister Ranch paintings.

Related: Last year’s Hollister Ranch Hoedown (2011)

About Caroline

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