Russell Hunziker

Throughout my life I have found great pleasure in wandering through the California landscape. I have explored the riparian hills, beaches, Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, deserts and mighty mountains of the Sierra Nevada

Following in the steps of John Muir I followed my love of the outdoors by seeking and photographing the solitude and grandeur in the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada, Sawtooth, and Rocky Mountains.

I use watercolor and acrylic painting in Plein-air and in the studio. These painting mediums capture the transient and fleeting beauty that I see in nature. Both mediums use water, which is an active and vibrant source that forms the natural world.

I draw inspiration from the California painters William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Franz Bishoff and contemporary artists from the “Oak Group” in Santa Barbara.

Come and share with me the California I have grown to love.