This charming watercolor by Richard Tomsen is of a very special beach in Southern California, just North of Malibu, named Leo Carrillo. Leo Carrillo is celebrated for its 1.5 miles of beach - it is actively used for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beach combing. Its scenic beauty is graced with tide-pools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds and the State Park also offers back-country hiking and camping at its adjacent property. In addition to being a popular place for locals and tourists to enjoy the location is actively used by the film and television industry and most days there are photo or film shoots taking place in the area.
The artist, Richard Tomsen, was born on May 5, 1934. He grew up in the Southern California area. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design with a Bachelors of Arts degree in advertising illustration. Thomsen studied under several artists including Robert E Wood, Rex Brandt and Noel Quinn. After a career in advertising Thomsen taught in anaheim, Corona del Mar, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach and Hawaii. He was a member of the Anaheim Art Association.
This watercolor is sold as found in its original frame. The frame has a metal wire attracted to the back with eye-hooks and is ready to hang.
Dimensions: 15.25 inches wide x 11.25 inches tall x .75 inches deep