National Academy member Clarence Hinkle (1880-1860) lived in Santa Barbara
from 1935-1960. He taught at the Art Center in Los Angeles, and influenced many contemporary artists such as Santa Barbara OAK GROUP member, Meredeth Abbott.
Last November I was invited to take my class to his former home/studio, by it's current resident; artist, Priscilla Fossek, to view his studio (which is now her studio) and yard where he'd painted many a masterpiece. I wanted to give the class the opportunity to get close to the "spirit of a master," and paint from a perspective rarely seen by the general public and/or those who appreciate art history.
Winter Quarters Art Exhibition
February 29-June 29
Chris Dentzel Gallery
828 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara
Preview Evening Wednesday February 29, 2012 5-8pm
First Thursday Opening: Thursday March 1, 2012 5-8 pm