20th Century Paintings
Landscape, still life, figurative, and portrait paintings by over 40 listed artists sample the best in American and European impressionism and post-impressionism. All pieces are signed, framed, and ready to hang.
O‘Dunn Fine Art represents select mid-career and established painters in oil, pastel, and watercolor. They are award winners, authors, and nationally known American artists. Each landscape, portrait, seascape, abstract, figure and floral has been selected to showcase the style and virtuosity of the artist.
STANISLAUS J. SOWINSKI known as "Stan" to friends and family, was born in Milwaukee in 1927, and died at his home in Rancho Bernardo in January, 2010.
Stan studied art in Milwaukee before joining the Navy in 1945 and painted during his entire 26-year military career. Retiring in 1971, Stan painted, taught art courses, exhibited and completed many special commissions in the San Diego area. Recent installations include a 6' X 18' oil diptych for UCSD, and altar design plus five large oil paintings, for Saint Mary's Church in Escondido, CA.
Stan Sowinski was an accomplished painter, iconographer, illustrator and teacher. He is listed in AskArt, and Davenport's Guide, and is included in the International Who's Who, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in American Art, and Falk's Who Was Who in American Art.
Contemporary western artist MARGARET JUDY is a native of Colorado, where she lives and raises sport horses on her beautiful Front Range ranch. She holds the BFA from Colorado State University, and has worked as an illustrator. Married to an equine veterinarian, she melds her passion for art with her love of large four-footed animals.
Peggy’s expressive renderings of animals and landscapes have won awards in competitions throughout the Rockies. She is represented in museum collections in Connecticut, New York, Nebraska, and Utah.
WADE CLINE specializes in moody urban scenes of San Diego, with mid-century architecture, rainy streets, eateries, and that low energy time right at dusk. Influenced by Wayne Thiebaud and Edward Hopper, he has exhibited at the Crocker and Barrios art galleries in Sacramento, the Pratt and La Jolla Artists' galleries in San Diego, and in "Art Alive" at the San Diego Museum of Art.
"Painting the environment that we're inured to sharpens our confusion, for better or worse. Cline's diffusing fog and obscure streets, his private no traffic time of day, his candor on how difficult it is to get any scene onto canvas- all replicate the doubt that artists (certainly the best ones) face in the fire of creation".
Thomas Larson, "Last Light", in the The San Diego Reader, August 26th, 1999.
JOHN TITUS KREMPEL is a painter, photographer and digital artist. Influenced by the 20th century San Francisco abstract expressionist movement, Mr. Krempel incorporates the beauty of natural and manmade landscapes into his work. John has been featured in dozens of bay area shows, and is the founder of the Temporary Artists Group, which brings new artists to the community. With degrees in both the arts and psychology, his paintings dance at the interface of the physical and psychological worlds.
RICHARD MCDANIEL is a visual arts virtuoso. He paints in oils and pastels, and has published four “how-to” art books, including On Location: Plein Air Painting in Pastel and Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide to Drawing and Painting Nature. Richard is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an elected member of Oil Painters of America. He holds the MFA from Notre Dame, and taught at Woodstock School of Art for 17 years. O‘Dunn Fine Art has several of Richard‘s iconic images of his beloved wine country, in both pastels and oils.
You may have already met plein air painter PAUL STRAHM, working at his easel in some scenic local spot. Paul's vivid, internationally collected oil paintings thoughtfully capture the mood, landscape, lifestyle and people of California, in Europe, and wherever he paints. Owning one of these wonderful images will pull you into the scene again and again, as Paul's evocative visual sense of place translates to an actual experience of the site.
Paul holds the BFA in painting from Youngstown State University, Ohio, and is affiliated with Oil Painters of America and several other arts organizations.
Native San Diegan S. C. MUMMERT spent decades helping to build his family business, while painting nights and weekends, and occasionally doing a stint as a courtroom artist for NBC. He now paints full time, focusing on plein air landscapes and figurative work.
TERI GORTMAKER, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, has exhibited with the Salmagundi Art Club, Knickerbocker Artists and the International Association of Pastel Societies. She's an associate member of Women Artists of the West and the American Impressionist Society. For more on Teri, see this article in the February 2011 issue of The Pastel Journal.
W. JASON SITU was born in 1949 in Guang Dong, China. He began painting during China's "Cultural Revolution" and completed his art education at the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute, one of Chinas's most prestigious and competitive art academies. In 1989, Situ emigrated to the United States. Fascinated by the California landscape, he soon focused on plein air painting. A full time artist since 1997, Jason is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters, and Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.
W. Jason Situ's work "A Quiet Evening" is a featured piece in the
California Art Club Exhibit SAVING PARADISE
JOE BONOMO'S paintings come from the eyes of a lifetime immersed in the lives of people and the impact they leave. Bonomo paints the figure and portrait with a strong, balanced palette, and his energetic brush and palette work speak to the passion he brings to figure painting. Joe lives and paints in Colorado Springs.
VANESSA RUSCZYK paints realistic portraits of the native ﬂora of the American West. She finds inspiration and subject matter during hikes throughout the Southwest, and in her extensive garden. Rusczyk holds degrees in civil engineering from Princeton and interior design from the New York School of Interior Design. The Balboa Park Butterfly Garden features one of her murals. Originally a watercolorist, Vanessa has been garnering awards and juried show placement for her oils since 2010.
Illinois artist ROBERT AKERS started drawing in high school. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, and majored in Advertising Design at Syracuse University. As an advertising executive, Robert spent 25 years drawing storyboards for clients including Kellogg’s, Nintendo, Disney and Budweiser. He now paints full time, studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, and teaches Creativity in Advertising at DePaul University. Robert travels frequently to California to paint en plein air.