Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, Land Use Planner, Environmental Observer

Monday, August 17, 2009

Northern California seen by two artists

I would not say that the built environment of Northern California is special, but the natural environment is a true gift. The geography of the coast, bay and coastal ridge, combined with the Mediterranean climate is magnificent. While many artists have captured this area, here are two of my favorites in different media.

Oil Paintings by
Jim Caldwell -

Woodcut prints by
Tom Killion -

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