Michael Rea (Temecula, California)
I was originally trained in traditional drawing and painting techniques by Lillian Reed, artist, owner and curator of the Higher Grounds Gallery in Jacksonville, Oregon. I have been painting for more than forty years, and I have worked in ink, pastel, gauche, watercolor and oils, but I prefer oils on canvas. I have traveled extensively to nearly every National Park west of the Rockies and my paintings are a reflection of the love and inspiration I have gained from these experiences. It is my hope that I can pass on this inspiration and appreciation to those who enjoy my work.