Christopher Gerlach is an artist in light - his paintings are about the beauty of atmosphere, light and color.

He works in a style that is impressionistic and personal. His painting style is continuation of European realism and the California Impressionist School, and he has lived and painted in California, in Santa Barbara, San Diego and the Bay area and Carmel-Big Sur throughout his career. He has shown widely in the United States, including at the former William Sawyer Gallery in San Francisco, Orr's Gallery and the Art Collector in San Diego, the Easton Gallery in Santa Barbara, the Munson Gallery in Santa Fe, and the Fischbach Gallery in New York.

Christopher was one of the first contemporary artists to revive plein air realism and the painterly landscape tradition in the 1970's. He currently lives and works in southern Colorado and California.

Please visit the Galleries listed below for examples of Christopher's recent paintings.

Morning Beneath the Pines: On the Cliffs, Point Lobos, Carmel

Springtime in the Hills, California
30" x 40 " | Acrylic on Canvas

 

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"Art without purpose is just ego and design; Design without integrity and morals is just manipulation and exploitation; and Life without fun and dreams is an empty prison. The Future, Our Future, belongs to the Dreamer, not the Schemer..."

— Christopher Gerlach

 

Lago di Maggiore Vista

New Works

 

 

Santa Barbara Gallery

Santa Barbara Gallery

 

 

Santa Barbara Gallery

Oxford Gallery

 

 

SantSan Diego Paintings

San Diego Gallery

 

 

Colorado Gallery

Colorado Gallery

 

 

Summertime, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

California Gallery

 

 

Venice Gallery

Venice Gallery

 

 

France Gallery

France Gallery

 



Great Britain Gallery

Great Britain Gallery

 

 

Southwest Gallery

Southwest Gallery

 

 

Portugal Gallery

Portugal Gallery

 

 

Greece Gallery

Greece Gallery


Ruskin School Christopher Gerlach

ESSAY: Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art

 

Giverney

Giverny: A Lost Garden Reborn


 

Santa Barbara Gallery

Public Installations

 
 


Current Address:
 
Christopher Gerlach
PO Box 5642, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
E mail: chris@christophergerlach.com

 
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