Plein Air Convention & Expo 2014

Monterey, California

In what was truly a historic gathering, the greatest number of artists to ever gather in one place came together at the Monterey Convention Center for the "Woodstock of art". The event was sponsored by Streamline Publishing producers of "Fine Art Connoisseur" and "Plein Air Magazines". Many of the world's greatest living artists came together to share their gifts of style, technique, tips and tricks.

A truly wonderful group of creative people inspired each other to new heights during this wonderful event in one the most spectacular locations possible.

Me and B. Eric Rhoads - one of my favorite people ever! (Who just happens to be CEO of Streamline Publishing)

Eric Rhoads and Charles H. White, the reknowned California landscape artist and a great mentor of yours truly

Bryan Mark Taylor, famous for outstanding "Cityscapes" sold me my new Plein Air STRADA pochade box

Here I am putting some finishing touches on "Carmel Beach" along Scenic Drive

Carmel Beach 9 x 12 Sorry this one is SOLD

Rocks at Asilomar Dunes 9 x 12 Sorry this one is SOLD

Here I am with Brian Blood of Pebble Beach at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. Brian has been the greatest influence on my painting quality and style this year - Thanks for loaning me an easel and sharing your techniques Brian!

Asilomar Inlet 9 x 12

Had the pleasure of meeting up with another of Carmel's finest artists while painting at Carmel Beach, Rusty Jones, who flew in from Texas for the event - a really nice fellow

Robert Duncan completes a beautiful seascape on the Asilomar Dunes with me, Chas. H. White and Gregory Stocks below

Pacific Grove Dunes 11 x 14