Title: Ranchos - Santa Barbara Land Grant Ranches
Author(s): Ellen Easton
"This book began in June 1992 as Glenna Hartman and I were driving up the coast between Santa Barbara and Gaviota across land that was once part of the vast Nuestra Senora del Refugio land grant..." "We were talking about the history of Aroyo Hondo and the other Mexican land grant ranches of Santa Barbara County...when it suddenly occurred to me, why not paint them all? ...As we discussed it, the details of the 'Ranch Project' emerged. ...This project would provide a focus, a collection of paintings, perhaps even a book..." "...It has been a wonderfully fulfilling experience to take these talented artists to ranch after ranch and watch the magic of their paintings come to life on canvas. I hope we've captured for the reader a visual journey through Santa Barbara County's land grant ranches - their beauty, history and romance." Ellen Easton, Santa Barbara, April 1996.
10.5 x 11.5
Number of Pages: 152
Number of Photos: 116
Number of Color Photos: 97
Publisher John Hazeltine attended the book-signing at Ms. Easton's gallery-residence in Montecito, CA and was fortunate to meet many of the artists contributing works into the book. A photo of all the "Ranchos" artists is inside the book. Several of the artists are members of the California Art Club.
Copies of this handsomely boxed book may be purchased from the Easton Gallery, 557 Hot Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Tel: 1-805-969-5781.
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