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The Incredible Acura Art Event is centered around Art, an exhibition featuring the incredible work of many Southern California artists:

Reach

Reach

Vernon Finney

Vernon Finney's career as an artist spans over 50 years. He has divided his time between the commercial art world where he earned his living, and his personal indulgence in the pure art. He should, therefore, be counted amongst the very few, privileged artists who are able to paint as they wish. The majority of Vernon's work is held in private collections, but he seems reluctant to part company with them, as they are so much a part of him.

Indian Wells Lantanas

California Commute

Diane Morgan

Proud recipient of “Best of Show” 2007 from the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society, and a former Public Art Administrator for the City of Palm Springs, Diane Morgan now paints full-time. Her incredible watercolors have won numerous awards and appear in collections from New York to California. Her large-scale commissions, done in single or triptych panels, transform any room or office into a pastoral setting.

Lady with Veil

Lady with Veil

Malcolm Doran

Painting the figure has always been paramount with me but how I went about it has changed over the years. Early on De Kooning’s action painting influenced me, and later the child-like freshness of Picasso’s drawing helped me to render the figure the way I wanted to portray it. In reality there have been many artists that have helped my art to evolve. The Dutch painters Rembrandt and VanGogh taught me a lot about portrait painting. From the French painters Cézanne and Bonnard I learned about structure and color. Now I’m using all of these to convey my message in the pictures I paint.

War & Peace

War & Peace

Jayel Aheram

Jayel Aheram is a United States marine based out of Twentynine Palms, California. Still on active duty, he was deployed to Iraq's Al-Anbar province. His first solo show "The Harsh Desert", received considerable acclaim, and his work is featured on magazine covers and in music videos.

Vernazza

Vernazza Cinque Terra

Locke Heemstra

California native Locke Heemstra first became intrigued with capturing a setting’s unique essence on film during a Boy Scout camping trip in the High Sierra. “I was in awe being surrounded by so much natural beauty. Then I realized that with the help of my camera, I could bring it home and enjoy it again and again.”
Locke decided to pursue a career in photography and enrolled in the photojournalism program at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He returned to the San Francisco Peninsula after graduation and began exhibiting his work in juried art shows in the mid 1990s.

Black Bracelets

Black Bracelets

John Melkonian

John Melkonian is recognized as a master in the fine ceramic art of Raku. First introduced to the United States in the 1960's, the Raku process is an ancient Japanese pottery firing technique used to produce a contemporary style with a rich historic tradition.

Today John’s art is desired by major collectors in the United States for his uniqueness and quality that is unsurpassed.

Shadow Self

The Shadow Self

C S Dailey

This incredible young man’s first gallery showing - at age 11 - was sold out. Now at 24, he is certainly one of the most talented and inspired young artists in Southern California. His paintings, sculptures and murals can be seen at the Firehouse in Memphis, the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, and the George Walton Building in Atlanta, as well as many beautiful homes here in the Desert.

Heart's Nest

Heart's Nest

Linda & Charles Perkins

We have been ‘artners’ sculpting wire for about eight years now, partners for over 30 years. We are self-taught and work from the inspiration found in everyday life. Much of our work is made from recycled, re-purposed materials. Bohemians and scavengers at heart, we believe things often have another beauty - another life - after its original purpose is complete. And it is our job to find it. Most of our pieces tell stories, stories that manifest over time. In layers. They evolve organically, and observers tend to have their own intuitive experience with the work.

Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln

Robert Kawika Sheer

These pictures are all performance-art photographs; no Photo Shop or multiple exposures were used in their creation. They’re all taken at night with long single exposures lasting from 45 minutes up to six hours. I use a large-format 4x5 view camera with 20 square-inch negatives. After I open the shutter of my camera, I enter the frame (sometimes accompanied by my wife Ingela) and become a performer within the scene.

Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

Snake Jagger

Snake Jagger refers to his artistic style as Whimsical Surrealism. He is an artist who, while dedicated to the subtle exposition of his personal philosophy, doesn’t take himself too seriously and is comfortable working with his tongue planted firmly in cheek. Jagger’s work is clearly surrealist in demeanor, but there is no hint of the Daliesque allegory here. Rather, Jagger’s work seems to draw a significant part of its compositional inspiration from Rene Magritte. Jagger, like Magritte, is able to juxtapose the most mundane of objects in a manner that convinces us to accept the entire image, regardless of its disparities, as a wholly realistic depiction. In Magritte’s paintings, we are not taken aback by locomotives roaring out of fireplaces or by swarms of levitating British businessmen soaring above the rooftops. And so it is with Jagger’s work; once the mind’s eye has recorded the presence and positioning of these incongruous objects, it then becomes almost impossible to imagine the painting existing without them.

Hope

Conviction

Danny Hughes

Observing a personal principle of authenticity as his artistic constant, Danny Hughes throws open the floodgates to the boundless possibilities of expression that his work allows. Hughes paintings reveal a daring talent, an intimate raw expression as they entice and excite, inviting the viewer to experience an unleashing of spirit. The power of his work transcends craft or technique. Each painting connects heart and soul to the core of being, suspending the viewer in a kind of timeless, captivating resonance.

Crystal Vision

Crystal Vision

Scott Worden

As with many artists, Scott Worden has been fascinated with art his whole life. Growing up in the upper North West portion of the country, in the beautiful emerald forests just below the Canadian border, he grew up and currently lives in Bellingham, Washington. Anyone who visits this gorgeous green area find it impossible to disregard the breathtaking landscapes, a fact that Mr. Worden has not overlooked, “I hope my paintings reveal the beauty of the Northwest to people who have never had the opportunity to see for themselves.”

With no formal art education other than his own rigid self-discipline he never forgets to credit the masters that influenced his art. “I love so many artists, but there are really only four artists that I can say really influenced my style: Bev Doolittle’s Native American realism and hidden imagery, Thomas Kincaid ‘s use of light, M.C. Escher’s thought –provoking illustrations, and Audrey Flack's incredible airbrushing.”

Palm Springs Dancing Landscape

Palm Springs Dancing Landscape

Jude Bischoff

Jude Bischoff is an athlete, naturalist, father, dreamer, and artist who revels in the natural energy of the world around him. Trained as a fine artist, Jude received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University.

The natural world swims through my paintings like a fat bellied fish in a surreal colored mountain stream. My art reflects the extreme energy encountered in negotiating the outdoor landscape and the joy I find in exploring both outer and inner worlds. At its heart is a profound connection to the known and the great-unknown. The natural universe—icy restless peaks, opaque water pools, the exceptional humanity and beauty of human endeavor and the supernatural universe— the spirit world casting its energy through rocks, ravines, chasms, and human behavior.

Homage

Homage

Danny Schutt

A professional artist since 3rd grade and a cancer survivor, Danny Schutt is a talented young artist whose work grabs the attention and the intellect.

Pink White Gerberas

Pink White Gerberas

Shelly

A photographer specializing in nature images, her beautiful flowers and seashells, optionally embellished with crystals, are attracting a lot of attention everywhere they are viewed.

The Flowers

The Flowers

John Kornfeld

John S. Kornfeld, acclaimed sculptor and painter, has been a Palm Desert resident since 1995. Formerly from the San Francisco Bay area, John was the leading Impresario, presenting in concert hundreds of Internationally-known classical artist such as Van Cliburn, Beverly Sills, Andres Segovia, The Royal Ballet and The Bolshoi, to name but a few.

A Havard graduate, John was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts where he developed an interest in art at an early age and took his first art class at the Boston Museum of Art.

[Space Lucy]

Space Lucy

Dave Woodman

An illustrator since childhood, Dave has worked for over twenty years as an animator on many Walt Disney classics such as "Aladdin", "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Little Mermaid" as well as music videos for Paula Abdul and The Rolling Stones.

His character portraits and caricatures can be found in magazines, books, and logos.