Tuesday, March 1, 2022




Ragged Falls
John's love for art began in England at a very early age as he discovered the great satisfaction derived from his ability to draw and paint. His family moved to Canada when he was 11 years old where he continued developing his artistic skills eventually became an art major at H.B. Beal Tech. in London, Ontario with subsequent studies at O.C.A.D. in Toronto.
John started his artistic career as a designer/ illustrator, and after winning an international design award in his field he was recruited by a large design company in Chicago. John eventually returned to Toront where he continued a successful career as an architectural illustrator. John worked with some of the World's leading Architects and developers, and achieved recognition in that field with “Best of the Eighties” award for his work on the World Financial Centre in New York City.
John’s ongoing passion for landscape painting was deeply influenced by many artists including Richard Schmid who’s work he was introduced to while in Chicago in the 60’s.
John currently lives in Victoria B.C. and divides his time between painting en plein-air, in the studio and sharing his artistic skills through workshops across Canada.
"The quest for eloquence in my painting is continuous. Strong design elements, an appropriately chosen colour palette, spontaneous brush work and underlying luminosity are key elements that allow me to share with others what I see and feel."
Artist Statement
"A painting should be more than just style. It should have substance, make a statement, or give rise to thought and conversation.
I appreciate all forms of art whether decorative, non-objective or representational. My preference is to use my artistic skills to bring an awareness of the beauty that surrounds us and the environment that we take for granted.
I paint only subjects or experiences that I have personally encountered and strive to share the emotions that I feel about the subject as eloquently and creatively as possible.
My goal is to share with others what my eyes see, my heart feels and my soul yearns to understand.
                                                              Curriculum Vitae
Associate Member of Federation of Canadian Artists. A.F.C.A.
Signature member of (The Ontario Society of Artists) O.S.A
Honorary Signature member of ( International Plein Air Painters.) Hon. I.P.A.P.
Co-Founder of Plein-Air Canada.
Art major at Beal Tech in London Ontario and studied at Ontario College of Art in Toronto.
Worked as graphic designer and illustrator in Toronto, Montreal and Chicago.
35 years as free-lance architectural illustrator working with some of the world’s leading architectural firms on
projects in Canada, United States, Germany, China, Thailand, Ukraine and the Middle East.
35 years as free-lance architectural illustrator working with some of the world’s leading architectural firms on
projects in Canada, United States, Germany, China, Thailand, Ukraine and the Middle East.

Awards, Publications, Commissions and Exhibits

Upon return from High Arctic with Arctic Quest 2006 expedition participated in group shows at Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville Ontario. The Linkway Gallery, Toronto. Ontario. Gallery on the Grand, Waterloo. Ontario.
Arts & Letters Club. Toronto. Ontario.
Exhibited at TOAS for five years. Niagara on the Lake and California.
Artwork exhibited at the London Regional Art / Historic Museum for “Bealart: 80 years of Experiment” 1998
Artwork published in “Architecture in Pen and Ink” 1995
Artwork published in “The Art of Architectural Illustration” 1994
Exhibited artwork in the “Art of Architecture” show at the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto.1992
Commissioned to paint watercolour of Osgoode Hall for Weir and Foulds solicitors, Toronto. 1990
Commissioned to do painting of the “Orient Express” Zurich, Switzerland. 1990
The ‘Best of the 80’s” Award for artwork done on the World Financial Center, New York. N.Y. 1989
First Grand International Award for NESA Chicago, Illinois 1961
Hon. Mention Latham Foundation International Humane poster contest while attending art school. 1959

Teaching & Instruction

Taught painting and Drawing at Centennial College for GAS program and Architectural Presentation at Warden   Woods and Progress Campus, Toronto. 1980 - 1982

Conducted Watercolour Workshops and Presentation Techniques at McMichael Gallery - Kleinberg, Ontario, for Neonex International

Conducted numerous workshops in watercolour and oils at Newmarket School of Fine Art as well as art groups in Guelph, Aurora and Richmond Hill, Ontario

Conducted private watercolour and oil painting workshops on Toronto Islands

Organized Historic Tour and watercolour workshops at the St. Lawrence Market area, Toronto

Organized sketching tour for participants of ASAP (American Society of Architectural Perspectivists) convention - Toronto, 1992

Conducted slide show and workshop for students and staff at Manatee Community College - Bradenton, Florida 1994

Co-produced six watercolor demonstration videos with Martin Pryce for Rogers Community television - 1995

Assisted Raymond Pryce (RSAD Grad) in illustration demo for RSAD Interior Design students - 1996

Co-founder of Plein-Air Canada

Conducted watercolor workshops at Pryce Studios, in The Historic Distillery District - Toronto 2003/2004

Regional editor for “Fine Art Connoisseur” - West Palm Beach, Florida

Organized Paint-out for Plein-Air Canada in Oakville - August 2007

Numerous demos and workshops for local art groups throughout 2008

Plein-Air workshop on Quadra Island British Columbia - September 2008

Numerous demos, workshops and jurying for local art groups (ongoing)

Conducts local weekly art classes in oil and acrylic painting (ongoing)

Summer art teaching for Loyalist College - Belleveville, Ontario - June 2009, 2010,,2011

Plein-Air teaching for Loyalist College - Bridgewater Ontario - August 2009

Conducted plein-air workshop Gibsons B.C. - July 2010

Participant in Door County invitational paint-out - Door County Wisconsin - July 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Conducted plein-air workshops Haliburton School of the arts - August 2010, 2011, 2012

Conducted plein-air workshops for Loyalist College - Amherst Island - Aug 2011

Conducted plein-air workshop - Algoma Ontario - September 2010, 2011


      Martin Pryce, J.Baldini, John Stuart Pryce
          at the opening of John's Gallery
   Historic Distillery District, Toronto, Canada



Wednesday, February 2, 2022


Marsha Hamby Savage

International Plein Air Painters Associate Member, Georgia



 Visit Marsha's Website at https://www.marshasavage.com


Artist Statement:

I am inspired by the landscape mostly and love to paint on location to see the real colors and atmosphere. I do experiment by painting still life, the occasional figure or people, flowers and some abstract work. I am always on a journey to learn more. That means I have loads of studies and half-finished artwork to return to and play so I can learn more!
My love of nature comes naturally because of the era I grew up in. Mom always said don't come back inside until I call you for dinner! That meant I could go several houses down and play in a creek, or create forts, climb trees, etc. There you go! I paint trees, and rocks and water!
I have almost 50 years of creating art! I am in galleries and have participated in many invitational shows and competitions, winning awards over the years in a number of those. I say those things so you know I have experiences I can share with the potential student and collectors of my art.
You may connect with a piece of art and that is all that matters to you. I have found that most collectors are interested in the artist and their life and what has inspired us. 
You can learn a bit about me by reading the descriptions I have for each painting on my website. 
And, of course, there is the "About" page.
I also teach private lessons in my studio. Contact me if you are interested. 770-853-4696 (cell /text) 
no messenger on this cell phone

Contact me if you have any questions, or just want to chat about art. 


I love that!





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Wednesday, December 1, 2021



Linda Richichi, IPAP Signature Member


Artist Statement

For me, painting is a pilgrimage – a journey into the soul and the mystery of creation.  Through color, lines and brushstrokes I portray feelings that  often cannot be put into words. 


Whether I am painting  on a sun-drenched beach in Florida or Maui, in the Hudson Valley, near Italian castles or French chateaus, my "plein air" paintings capture the energy and spirit of nature. 


I work to capture both what is seen and what is not seen.  With intuition leading the way, when on location I allow what I feel to override what I see. With years and years of classical training under my belt my hand can easily follow my heart creating a work of art that not only represents the scene but also allows the soul of the place to come forth. 


Years of study with shamans has sharpened my understanding of energy, enhancing my ability to capture the invisible  bringing life to each canvas.                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                               -Linda Richichi                                                           

Bay Shore Dawn 

40 x 48 Available

done 90% en plein air



  • National Arts Club, NYC, NY, Pastel Society Of America- 1999, 2018, 2019

  • 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota,FL - Solo Exhibit 2018, 2019, 2020

  • Ridgeline Art Gallery, Mariposa, CA - 2017 California Plein Air Painters exhibit

  • Pontre Vedra Beach Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - 2014, 2016

  • Solo Exhibit, Nikki Sedacca Gallery, Edgartown, MA - 2015

  • Mini Cooper Corp. commissions a work of art- 2015

  • 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, FL - 2015- present

  • New Century Artists Gallery, NYC, NY - 2012, 2013

  • River Winds Gallery , Beacon, NY – 2011, 2012

  • Princess Cruise Line Group exhibition - 2012 Baltic Sea cruise

  • Whitecliff Vineyard Gallery – 2012, 2015

  • SUNY Orange Solo Exhibit 2012 to 2015

  • UU Gallery – Rock Tavern, NY, Solo Exhibit- 2011

  • Woodwalk Gallery, Door County, Egg Harbor, WI 2009- 2011

  • Fieldstone Fine Art, Ramsey, NJ 2009-2011

  • Orange Regional Medical Center, NY acquires large landscape for lobby and large mandala collage– 2009, 2016

  • BAU Gallery, Beacon, NY Solo Exhibit – 2008, 2009

  • Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY acquires an entire collection for the Rowley Family Birthing Center- 2008

  • Terrace Gallery, Orlando, Fl- World Tour exhibit of Contemporary Landscape Painters- 2008

  • Link Gallery, Woodwalk Gallery , Door County, WI -2008

  • Old School House Gallery, Qualcium Beach, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –2008

  • Estes Park Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, Co – 2008

  • Edgewater Exhibit, Worldwide I.P.A.P. Paint Out, Best of Show Ontario Award – 2006

  • Art Forms Gallery- Red Bank, NJ- 2004- 2007

  • Karpeles Manuscript Museum- Solo Exhibit - 2007

  • Museum Of The Hudson Highlands- Cornwall, NY –Three Person Show- 2005

  • Mercedes Benz Corp. Adds Pastel Painting To Their Collection – 2004

  • Executive Suite Gallery- Solo Show – Goshen, NY – 2001, 2002, 2004

  • Port Of Call Gallery- Warwick, NY – Two Person Show- 2004

  • Howland Cultural Center- Beacon, NY – Hudson Valley Pastel Society – 2003

  • Bertoni Gallery- Sugarloaf , NY – Small Works Show -2003, 2005, 2006

  • Arts Alliance –Cornwall, NY – Belskie Museum Jurors, 1St Place Pastels -2003

  • Everart Museum, Scranton, PA – Everart Museum Jurors -Artistic Merit Award – 2003

  • Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie,NY – 2002

  • Artery Fine Arts Gallery, Milford, PA – 2002 – 2004

  • Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ -2002

  • Ringwood Manor, Ocaf Show, Ringwood, NJ – 2002

  • Middletown Art Group, Middletown, NY- Awards Of Excellence- 2002,1999

  • Arts Alliance Serving Cornwall Region, Cornwall,NY -First Place Pastel- 2002

  • Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, NY- 2002

  • Orange County Art Federation Juried Show, Washingtonville and Sugarlaof, NY – Best Of Show -2001, 2000.

  • Museum Of The Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY- Hudson Valley Pastel Society – 2001, 2002, 2003

  • Howland Cultural Center , Beacon, NY- 2000

  • Lycian Centre Gallery, Sugar Loaf, NY – Warwick Art League Show; 1999 Best Of Show

  • National Arts Club, NYC, NY, Pastel Society Of America- Juried Show – 1999

  • Mt. St. Mary College ,Newburgh, NY – First Place Mixed Media – 1999

  • College Art Gallery- SUNT New Paltz, NY – Faculty Selects And BFA Show – 1992,1994


  • Suny New Paltz, Bachelor Of Fine Art- 1991-1994

  • Studied With Arthur Sarnoff, Susan Goetz, Albert Handell, Andrew Lattimore, and John Philip Osborne.

  • Workshops And Classes With Bruce Cohen, Richard Ochs, Edwin Broussard, Tim Gaydos, Lisa Specht, Garin Baker, Clayton Buchanan , Christina Debarry and Daniel Greene.

  • Scholarship To The Art Students League – Awarded By The Pastel Society of America-1999


  • Richard McKinley award at the Pastel Society of America exhibit National Arts Club- 2019

  • About.com voted Best Intuitive Artist nationwide, 2012 (a NY Times company)

  • Best of Show, Worldwide Paintout in Candada, International Plein Air Painters - 2006

  • International Artist Magazine- Linda Richichi, Master Painters Of The World, Dec./Jan. 2005 Issue

  • Italy Plein Air Workshop – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

  • France Art Workshop- Paris , France – 2005, 2018 upcoming

  • Exhibit Coordinator, Hudson Valley Materials Exchange, New Windsor, NY- 2001- 2002

  • Adjunct Art Instructor – State University New York, in Orange County- 2002- 2015

  • Founding Member Of The Arts Alliance Cooperative Gallery – 2003

  • Workshops In Pastel and Oil Painting In Us – 2001-Present

  • Vice President Of The Orange County Art Federation, Orange County, NY- 2001, 2002

  • Seen on Good Day NY presenting Jim Ryan with his portrait.

Monday, November 1, 2021


 Neil Andersson


ist Statement

​" I've been fascinated by landscape painting ever since first seeing French Impressionism as a youngster. Although I formally studied art during the height of abstract expressionism, I always really loved looking at landscape paintings. "





La Purisima Tr



Over the years I've painted en plein air in France, Illinois, Washington, Oregon and California. Some of my pieces are completed on location and some in the studio. Most of the paintings on this site are of places where I've painted on location, or sketched and photographed. Please feel free to contact me regarding the artwork if you have questions.


Some of you may know me as a guitarist. Although not represented on this site, my recordings are available online. Just type in Neil Andersson, Pearl Django and Malibu Manouche, or visit www.pearldjango.com. My most recent recording is called Strings - a collaboration with California guitarist Craig Sharmat on Innervision Records. Recordings are available at all major outlets and services, such as iTunes, etc.


I hope you enjoy my paintings and drawings - and thanks again for visiting!


Professional Affiliations


American Impressionist Society (AIS)

California Art Club (CAC)

Gallery Los Olivos (Vice-President)

International Plein Air Painters (IPAP)

Lompoc Valley Art Association (Vice-President)

Oil Painters of America (OPA)

Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA)

Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE)




MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA University of Washington

BA University of Puget Sound

WA State K-12 Teacher Certification (Art) Pacific Lutheran University


Group Shows


2021 Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, Solvang CA, April 17 - Oct. 3, 2021

2021 Cypress Gallery

2021 Gallery Los Olivos

2021 "New Perspectives" Feb. 2021 Gallery Los Olivos

2020 December 2020, Plein Air Washington Artists 2020 Winter Exhibition 

2020 Gallery Los Olivos

2019  Cypress Gallery

2018  Cypress Gallery, Spring Juried Show, 3rd place oil painting category

2017  Cypress Gallery, Lompoc CA

2017  Cypress Gallery, Spring Juried Show, 1st place oil painting category

2018 Jeffrey Moose Gallery

2017 American Art Company

2017 Jeffrey Moose Gallery

2016 American Art Company

2016 Jeffrey Moose Gallery

2015 American Art Company

2015 Jeffrey Moose Gallery

2014 American Art Company

2014 Jeffrey Moose Gallery

2013 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA “Landscape,” a four-person show

2012 Tacoma Art Museum, Northwest Biennial, in collaboration with Harrell Fletcher

2011 Tacoma Arts and Crafts Association, Lakewood WA Public Library

2011 American Art Company, Tacoma WA

2011 Tacoma Arts and Crafts Association, Lakewood Library Gallery, Lakewood WA

2011 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA

2010 Kittredge Galley, University of Puget Sound 

2010 The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Foundation of Art Award Show, Tacoma WA

2010 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA

2009 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA

2008 Farmstock Arts & Music Festival, Bainbridge Island, WA, 

2006 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA

1996 Pacific Lutheran University "From Parlor Boarding House and Atelier: Swedish-American Art in Pierce County - A Retrospective, 1886-1996," Tacoma WA

1995 Tacoma Art Museum "The Land," Tacoma WA


Solo/Two-Person Shows


2021 "Paintings of Parks" November at Cypress Gallery

2021 "Landscapes of Washington and California" June - July at Jeffrey Moose Gallery

2021 “Color and Light” March 2021 at Gallery Los Olivos with Vicki Andersen

2020 “Color and Light” March 2020 at Gallery Los Olivos with Vicki Andersen

2018  "Recent Landscape Paintings" September at Cypress Gallery

2018 "California Landscapes" May 2018 at Jeffrey Moose gallery

2017 "Landscape Paintings" August 2017 at Cypress Gallery

2015 Jeffrey Moose Gallery

2015 American Art Company

2012 Jeffrey Moose Gallery

2012 American Art Company

2011 American Art Company

2010 American Art Company, Tacoma WA

2009 Whidbey Center for the Arts, Langley WA

2009 Sandpiper Gallery, Tacoma WA

2008 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA with Barbara Benedetti Newton

2007 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA

2007 Watermark Tower Condominium, Seattle, WA

2006 Roosevelt Hotel , Seattle WA

1993 Keyes-Minas Gallery,Tacoma WA 

1993 Gallery Kulturhass, Tacoma WA

1989 William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA


Awards and Honors 


1991 University of Puget Sound, Art Department, Outstanding Alumnus

1985 Hall of Fame award, Northwest Music Awards

1970 University of Puget Sound, Departmental Honors




Most recordings are available through all major outlets. Recordings on Modern Hot Records are also available at www.pearldjango.com/files/cdcatalog.htm


2021 Strings on Innervision Records, a collaboration with guitarist Craig Sharmat

2017 With Friends Like These on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

2013 As the Crow Flies on Modern Hot Records with Peter Pendras

2010 Systeme D on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

2008 Malibu Manouche with Peter Pendras on Modern Hot Records

2007 Modern Times on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

2005 Chasing Shadows on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

2003 C’est si bon on Modern Hot Records

2003 Swing 48 on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

2002 Under Paris Skies on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

2000 Avalon on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

1999 Mystery Pacific on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

1999 Souvenirs on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

1996 New Metropolitan Swing on Modern Hot Records and Fret Records with Pearl Django

1995 Le Jazz Hot on Modern Hot Records with Pearl Django

1995 Swingin’ Spirits on Fret Records with Ian Cruickshank and Pearl Django

1992 Quartet Deluxe self-published, with Dudley Hill, Tom Hume, Dave Cross, and guest Paul Anastasio

1967 Outburst on United Artists with the Fabulous Wailers

1964 Out of Our Tree on Etiquette Records with the Fabulous Wailers




Plein Air Washington Artists - Our 20th Year, p. 7 edited by Karen Bakke, Blurb Publications

Voices in Jazz Guitar, Joe Barth, “Pearl Django,” Mel Bay Publications

Masters of Jazz Guitar, Charles Alexander, “The Legacy of Django,” p. 160, Outline Press Ltd., London 1999

Encyclopedia of Northwest Music, James Bush, pp. 20, 164, Sasquach Books

Hot Club News, “Portrait: Pearl Django,” fall 1999, Augsberg, Germany

Guitar Player Magazine, “Gypsy Soul,” April 1999

Acoustic Guitar, “Universal Swing,” May 1998

Just Jazz Guitar, “Meet Pearl Django ” August 1996


Neil Andersson - Biography



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