Coastal Influence

Farm Entrance at Aliso Beach, South Laguna

Mark Kerckhoff, “Farm Entrance at Aliso Beach, South Laguna,” oil, 16×20 in.

June 14 – July 21, 2013

Marcia Burtt Studio presents “Coastal Influence,” a group exhibition featuring gallery artists.
Foggy mornings, June gloom, haze over the channel, coastal cliffs, palm and eucalyptus trees, sailboats beyond the breakers, and heat radiating off the sand are as much a part of our California summers as rocks, seaweed, and incoming waves.

Jenifer Prince

Plein air artist living,painting and teaching on the island of Kauai. For more info

Glen Kramer
Plein air studies of Northern California

Jenifer Prince

Plein air artist Jenifer Prince is inspired by her love of the ocean lifestyle and the beauty of the land. Visit her website for more information at or

Clairemont Art Guild

3450 Clairemont Drive , San Diego, CA 92117;;

Jeremy McKay

5935 Chandler Drive, San Diego, CA 92117; 6197081990;;

Ying Liu

Cypress, CA;;

Chris Potter

511 East Anapamu St, Unit D, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103; 805 252-7052;

Dan Young

2530 S Bundy Dr, Los Angeles, Ca 90064; 808-965-9080;;

Jim Woodark

375 N. Wheatgrass Dr., Orange, CA 92869; (714) 633-4312

Keith Wicks

19109 Orange Ave, Sonoma, CA 95476; 707939 7636;;

Randall Tillery

P.O. Box 575, El Dorado CA 95623;;

Arturo Tello

410 Palm Ave Loft A-1, Carpiinteria, CA 93013

California landscape painter Arturo Tello was born on December 5, 1954 in Tulancingo Hidalgo, a town near Mexico City. He began his formal training as a figure painter, but his innate feeling for the land drew him inexorably toward depicting the shifting light and natural forms of his adopted country’s coastline and bluffs. His strong belief in the importance of preserving open spaces led him to help to form the Oak Group.  Affiliated around the venerable Ray Strong, this group of landscape painting friends, works to celebrate and preserve the natural environment through their paintings.  A founding member of the Oak Group, he is represented by the Easton Gallery in Montecito and John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

Paul Strahm

8012 el paseo grande , La Jolla, CA 92037; 619-850-3364;;

Carol Sonntag

P.O.Box 2654, Crestline, CA 92325

Sandra Smith-Dugan

PO Box 8548, San Jose, CA 95155; 408-460-4426;;

Timon Sloane

Los Altos, CA; 650-208-0857;;

Michael Situ

3251 Laguna Canyon Rd. #H3
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Michael Situ is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Artist Member of California Art Club, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. He is Growing up in China where he completed his art education at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art. He is a ull time professional artist whose artwork has been exhibited in numerous one-man shows, museums, and national juried exhibitions. Various national and international art publications such as International Artist, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and Plein Air Magazine have highlighted and featured Michael Situ and his artwork. Michael has been honored by a number of awards, including “Artist Choice Award” at the 2004 Sonoma Plein Air, “Best of Show” in 2001 at the La Quinta Plein Air. He is represented by Michael Situ Studio Gallery 3251 Laguna Canyon Rd. #H3.Laguna Beach, Ca 92651

Ray Roberts

50 Stallion Way, Angeles Camp, CA 95222

Ray Roberts is one of California’s most respected Plein Air artists. He has recently won the Gold Medal for “Best Painting” at the California Art Club and the Artists’ Choice Award, the highest accolade from fellow artists, at three major Southwest art events.  He is best known for his seascapes, figurative work, and majestic views of California and the Southwest.  Ray’s vibrant use of color, bold textures, and sensitivity to shifting patterns of light give life and movement to his paintings. Ray is a Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA), California Art Club (CAC),  Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) and the Northwest Rendezvous.Ray is represented by Medicine Man Galleries in Tucson AZ and Santa Fe NM, CA, Hollis Gallery in South Pasadena CA, Westbrook in Carmel CA and Great Lakes Fine Art In Angels Camp CA.

Peggi Kroll Roberts

50 Stallion Way, Angeles Camp, CA 95222

Award winning artist, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, was trained at Arizona State University and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.  Peggi worked as a fashion and advertising illustrator before making the transition into fine art.  Using intense color and value to accentuate her subject, she moved into fine art with a bold palette, a love for small paintings and a very loose style that achieves a lot with a few very energetic brush strokes.  Inspired by her children she paints beach scenes and other aspects of their lives. Peggi is a member of the California Art Club, American Impressionist Society and Signature Member of Laguna Plein Aire Painters.  She is represented by Medicine Man Galleries in Tucson AZ and Santa Fe NM, JH Muse Gallery in Jackson Hole WY, Art Advisory Group in New York, Red Piano Gallery in Hilton Head NC, Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Great Lakes Gallery in Angeles Camp CA.

Richard Rice

619 1/2 Acacia Ave., Corona del Mar, CA 92652; (949) 400-1880

Robin Purcell

409 Triomphe CT, Danville, CA 94506;;

California has always been a mythic land of sunshine that stirred my imagination. A fortunate set of influences helped me arrive at my own style of interpreting the California Landscape. I was probably permanently warped by doing paint by numbers as a child. I fell hard for the work of Redmond and Wendt. Their work helped me to see the landscape as shapes. It is easier for me to control hard edges with watercolor while painting outdoors. These factors led me to develop a style that simplifies what I see and organizes it into shimmering patches of color.
Memberships: Signature Member National Watercolor Society and CaliforniaWatercolor Association, Artist Member California Art Club

Zenaida Mott

PO Box 1394, Ross, CA 94957; 415-457-5292

Susan Migliore

PO Box 391614, Mountain View, CA 94039; 408-261-1359;;

Mark Kerckhoff

59 Brighton Place
Laguna Nigal,  ca 92677
(949) 443-5107

Mark Kerckhoff paints nature and creates beauty.  His art, highly regarded in southern California for nearly thirty years, is at once inspired and inspirational.  The time he spends out doors is transferred from his eye, to his heart, to hand, to brush, to canvas; then conveyed to the eye of the beholder… and to their heart.  Incredibly, through the use of color, light, composition, and depth, Mark’s paintings carry the viewer to the time and place of the piece, or even to a different time and place that only the viewer can know.  Like the scenes depicted, Mark’s paintings are fresh and new at each encounter; the kind of art you can live with and relate with every day, definitely not static, very much alive.   Mark is represented by the Casa de Paz, Tree of life gallery in San Juan Capistrano, CA and Daryl Millard Gallery in Solana Beach, CA.