California & More

California & Rest of World- Original Art

Landscapes with the endless vistas from mountain to ocean and rolling hills in between are a favorite subject.​ California's landscapes are diverse. Close up study of a particular scene, like a rocky beach or vines growing in the Gold Country or Napa Valley is also very rewarding.  As an artist, I see a painting everywhere I go. ​My favorite locations have been near my former home in Northern California and now in Maui, Hawaii.

I have captured a few of my favorites as original art in oil paint or watercolor. l plan to travel more and add to my collection of artist favorites to share.

The original art paintings may be available in limited edition giclee, various sizes available and individually enhanced by the artist to make each one of them unique.

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​Please inquire on my artist contact page for more information.

Sailing Toward Napa
Sailing Toward Napa

Painted en plein air the day before the horrific Napa fires-on auction through Nov. 15th. A tranquil day that will take years to recapture. Help those who need to recover- minimum bid is $100. Top bid takes this piece of art and all proceeds go to Napa/Sonoma County relief fund. Oil on Canvas Board: 9 x 12: SOLD Giclee: no copies will be made Diane Snoey Appler

Into the Redwoods- Oil 22 x 28
Into the Redwoods- Oil 22 x 28

My home in the redwoods was a very special place for me and my son. I painted this as a commission for my son and the subsequent enhanced giclee was made so other could enjoy the same tranquility and special feeling the light gives as it crosses through the dense, enormous trees. Original: In private collection Giclee: $150 and up; as shown 22x28 $550 Diane Snoey Appler

Family Farm      Oil on Canvas 14x11
Family Farm Oil on Canvas 14x11

Traveling north from Monterey peninsula this tranquil farm caught my eye with the hills edged in sunshine and the cattle calmly grazing. It was a warm, early fall day. I never wanted to leave the view. Original 11 x 14: $400 Glicee: $150 and up Diane Snoey Appler

Wine Country by Diane Appler
Wine Country by Diane Appler

The light on the vines and the stately trees came together to create my vision of wine country, maybe with a Siena-Italian influence. Original Oil 9 x 12: $300 Giclee: $150 and up Diane Snoey Appler

Vines in Gold Country
Vines in Gold Country

A picture snapped and saved while hiking was the thought behind this painting with the vines and hills flowing into one another. Original 12 x 9: $250 Diane Snoey Appler

Cooper-Garrod Farms- Oil on Canvas
Cooper-Garrod Farms- Oil on Canvas

This was a day I joined a birthday picnic for a large group of close friends, to celebrate life and friends, sip some wine and be present. This is the snapshot of the view from our picnic area at Garrod Cooper Winery and Farms. Original: Private collection Diane Snoey Appler

Rancho Trail
Rancho Trail

My wish for Mother's Day was to just spend the day in the park painting. A series of paintings sprung from the day; I worked to capture the different light as the day progressed through the various scenes. Original 9 x 12: - Sold Diane Snoey Appler

Rancho Dawn
Rancho Dawn

I sketched with a red oxide wash on canvas and took photos before the light changed so I could recapture the way the light came through the hills while the mist was still on them. Our area is know for the fog that almost has a life of its own. The valley was still at that moment and the breeze was barely felt. Original 16 x 20: $450 Diane Snoey Appler

Rancho West View
Rancho West View

My to-do list included, for months, to paint Rancho at sunset, from the area where they fly the remote control airplanes. The day I picked was chilly and breezy enough that no planes were flying that day and I had the peace and quiet all to myself. Original 9 x 12: $450 Giclee: $150 and up Diane Snoey Appler