August Featured Show:



BJ Stapen
Carol Simon


Artists Reception:

Saturday, August 9
2-4 p.m.


Gallery Los Olivos is pleased to present "TWO PALETTES," a shared show of energetic landscapes, still lifes and villages, by B.J. Stapen and Carol Simon. They have shared their joy of painting for many years. Their exhibition will be on display August 1 through August 31.

A founding member of Gallery Los Olivos, Carol loves to create her impressions in oil from her travel sketches and photos. Her philosophy is to paint her images in a unique and uplifting style. Carol’s work has been displayed in many venues, including The Gallery in Burlingame, Logan Gallery in La Quinta, Cottage Hospital, Katherine Designs in Montecito, and most recently, at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Carol's webpage is .

B J’s love of the natural beauty of the Central Coast is reflected in her vibrant landscapes known for their painterly style and expression. As a plein air artist, she paints on location to capture her impression of nature as it lives and breathes. She is the recipient of numerous juried awards; a founding member of SCAPE (Southern CA Artists Painting for the Environment), as well as a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, and Santa Barbara Studio Artists. She is also an invited participant in the annual Los Olivos Quick Draw for the past several years. B J’s web page is at .


“Yorkshire Ramble”
Oil by Carol Simon

Oil by BJ Stapen

“Grandpa's Violin”
Oil by Carol Simon

"Gaviota Shoreline,"
Oil by BJ Stapen

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