Russell Hunziker

 Throughout my life I have found great pleasure in wandering through the California landscape.  I have followed my love of the outdoors by seeking and painting the solitude and beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and beaches, Santa Barbara Channel Islands, deserts and mighty mountains of the Sierra Nevada.

I use watercolor and acrylic painting in plein air and in the studio. These painting mediums capture the transient and fleeting beauty that I see in nature. Both mediums use water, which is an active and vibrant source that forms the natural world. 

I draw inspiration from the California painters William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Franz Bishoff and contemporary artists from the “Oak Group” in Santa Barbara. 

Come and share with me the California I have grown to love.