The Art of ANDY SKAFF

Andy Skaff-Plein Air Painter

Andy Skaff

The luminous art of landscape

     Few places offer such varieties of landscape as the American West and few capture its rare beauty as does Andy Skaff in his vibrant, light-filled paintings.  Today, Andy most often sets up his easel in the mountains and coastal regions of Northern California, but in the early days of his career studied with celebrated Plein air painter Kevin McPherson in the French countryside where the practice of painting in the "open air" became popular with the Impressionists in the 19th century.  Andy has been honored with solo shows in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe galleries and invited to exhibit at the Napa Valley Museum, the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit in Santa Barbara, and most recently, the Yosemite Renaissance semiannual exhibit. 

     Andy's paintings are featured regularly in installations at Gump's San Francisco.  The Ritz Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe, the Larkspur Hotel Group and Martis Camp have purchased his work for their permanent collections.  A trio of his paintings has recently been installed in the new Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.  With a clear eye and bold strokes of the brush, Andy endows his remarkable paintings with all the vivid color, contrast and splendor of the Western landscape. 

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