Big Creek by Tal Bradford

Tal Bradford – Participating Artist

Tal Bradford joins the Big Sur Plein Air Painting Competition from a well known Monterey County painting family. One of his paintings (which has already sold) was selected for Honorable Mention.

Garrapata by Maria Boisvert

Maria Boisvert – Honorable Mention

  Maria Boisvert came to the Big Sur Plein Air Competition from her home in San Jose, CA. Her piece, Garrapata was selected for Honorable Mention.

Lucia Haze, Lilli-Anne Price

Lilli-Anne Price – First Place Winner

Big Sur Plein Air Competition Lilli-Anne Price – Salinas, CA First Place Winner! During the Inaugural Big Sur Plein Air Competition, Lilli-Anne painted these two beautiful oil paintings on Big Sur’s South Coast. Using a palette knife, vibrant color, and a stunning subject, Price captured the essential beauty of Big Sur’s rugged coast.

Misty Coast, Big Sur by Coraly Hanson

Coraly Hanson – People’s Choice Award

Coraly Hanson came to the Big Sur Plein Air Competition from Santa Cruz. Her palette was sensitive to the changing, over-cast light of the weekend of the Big Sur Plein Air Competition. Her technique was impeccable, and her work ethic obvious, as she arrived on Saturday with three fully realized Plein Air paintings.  

Seven Palms, Big Sur by Cyndra Bardford

Cyndra Bradford, Second Place Winner

Cyndra Bradford shows her work in Carmel at her own “Gallerie Plein Air” on Dolores Street. She is also an artist member of Carmel Art Association. Here expressive work with palette knife, and vibrant color makes for beautiful paintings. Cyndra painting, Seven Palms, was voted Second Place in the Inaugural Big Sur Plein Air Competition. […]

Turnout with Figures by Dale Diesel

Dale Diesel – Paintings

  Dale Diesel is a long time resident of Big Sur. His work can be seen at the Darn Glad to be Here Gallery in the Village Shops, in Big Sur, California. These pieces were submitted to the Big Sur Plein Air Competition.

Morming at Pfeiffer Beach By Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin

  Catherine Martin is a resident of Carmel By The Sea.  She took part and entered two works in the Big Sur Plein Art Competition.  “Kate” received an Honorable Mention for her painting;  Morning at Pfeiffer Beach.

Rachel's Garden by Seema Christie

Seema Christie – Honorable Mention

Seema Christie lives in Big Sur California.  She is also a Body Worker and Teacher at Esalen Institute. Seema received Honorable Mentions for both paintings of the paintings that she entered into the Big Sur Plein Air Competition.

China Cove Caves by Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchel – Honorable Mention

  Caroline Mitchel is a plein air painter in Carmel Valley, California. Her piece, China Cove Caves was selected for Honorable Mention in the Inaugural Big Sur Plein Air Competition.  

Little Sur River Outlet by Rhett Regina Owings

Rhett Regina Owings – Honorable Mention

Rhett Regina Owings came to the Big Sur Plein Air Competition from Turlock, California. Her piece, “Little Sur River Outlet” was selected for an Honorable Mention.

Afternoon at Pfeiffer Beach by Sibyl Johnson

Sibyl Johnson – Honorable Mention

Sibyl Johnson works our of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Both her submitted pieces were selected for Honorable Mention at the Inaugural Big Sur Plein Air Competition.

Stable at Andrew Molera by Mitsi Shine

Mitsi Shine – Honorable Mention

Mitsi Shine came to Big Sur from Morgan Hill. Both watercolor pieces she submitted to the Big Sur Plein Air Competition were selected for Honorable Mention

Palo Colorado Junction, Big Sur by Julia Munger Seelos

Julia Munger Seelos – Honorable Mention

Julia Munger Seelos comes to the Big Sur Plein Air Competition from Redwood City, California. She has won numerous awards as a Plein Air painter, and is a founding member of MBPAPA, co-sponsor this Plein Air event.