These original paintings are now available for purchase online, directly from the Virtual Gallery at carolinezimmermann.com.
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*All paintings are custom framed with Italian molding.
“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
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Newport Beach * Fashion Island
Caroline Zimmermann’s latest water painting “Maui Harbor Reflections” will be featured at her upcoming exhibition at Lahaina Galleries. The painting is also available as a limited edition Giclée print. Come see it in person:
The 42nd Anniversary Event
Sunday May 20, 2018 12:00 – 3:00PM
Lahaina Galleries – Fashion Island
Newport Beach, California
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Back in my studio and in front of my gray computer, I’m thinking back to my last week in Hawaii….
Oh, how I wish I was there! Continue reading “Aloha Big Island”
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.
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.
An exhibition of new works by Caroline Zimmermann at the Lahaina Galleries in Newport Beach, California from March 7, 2015. Continue reading “New Paintings at Lahaina Galleries”
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”
Summer’s End at the Hollister Ranch. The Hollister Hoedown Fundraiser returns. Ranch locals come from near and far to carry on a tradition. Once again, I am honored to be included. Continue reading “Hollister Ranch Hoedown 2014”
It was December, 1988. My board and bag were packed, and I had just won a $500 award from the City of Laguna Beach’s public arts competition. I was ready: it was my first trip to Hawaii and I was going by myself. Continue reading “Waves of Inspiration: Hawaii”
Christmas Day 2012. No better way for me to celebrate the holidays than to get my head wet after months in Italy and away from my Pacific Ocean. Continue reading “Winter Surf”
I really could not wait to get started. But where to begin? I combed through my countless photos of the waters of my recent trip to the Turquoise Coast.
Mesmerized by the radiance, the glow emanating from the sea.
I have this recurring dream where I am underwater… sometimes its a pond, sometimes the lineup at Mākaha on a flat day, or sometimes simply a pool. In my dream I am always calm, floating in the water, perfect temperature… womb-like.
The curious thing is that I look up, see the light of day above me. But I never want to leave. I am perfectly and simply happy to be amongst the rocks, the fish, plants or whatever is on the bottom. I think of Bjork’s The Anchor Song
When I was going through chemo I had recurring dreams of water… that radiant, glowing blue of the tropics… and my desire to get in. I had my shortboard, and all I wanted was to duck-dive under a wave.
Water over my head, its all I wanted… cool my body, comfort my soul.
My water paintings are countless… they began on my first trip to Barbados and the Grenadines in 1989. I spent some days on Palm Island in the Windward Islands.
There I felt my first enchantment with that color blue. Was it Turquoise blue or Cerulean?
No, Turquoise is truly what I saw in Turkey.
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.
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.
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.
This year fifty percent of the proceeds from the Art Sale benefited the Hollister Ranch Fire Department.
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….
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…
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.
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)