Blue Tide
Blue Tide

Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. As she says of this painting, "Santa Barbara is a special place it is surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is also one of the only places on the California coastline that runs East to West rather than North to South. I spend a lot of time walking the shore with my two border collies. The days here can be crystal clear at the beach or a marine layer can sit just off the coast.

29-1/2" x 19-1/2". oil paint on birch panel. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Bare Limbs 1
Bare Limbs 1

Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg paints the fall birch trees as they lose their leaves at the approach of winter, embracing the starkness of the winter blue sky and the whitened branches as a "harbinger of a warm winter hibernation inside." Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil on birch panel . 19-1/2"W x 1/2"D x 28"H Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

 "Santa Barbara is uniquely situated on the coast of California. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is one of the only places on the California coastline that runs East to West rather than North to South. I spend a lot of time hiking in the mountains with my two border collies. The effort to hike the mountain trails is often rewarded with the amazing view out into the channel looking at the islands offshore." Oil on Birch Panel 24 x 24”. Exclusively available at  Sundance  online. ©N Strasburg

"Santa Barbara is uniquely situated on the coast of California. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is one of the only places on the California coastline that runs East to West rather than North to South. I spend a lot of time hiking in the mountains with my two border collies. The effort to hike the mountain trails is often rewarded with the amazing view out into the channel looking at the islands offshore." Oil on Birch Panel 24 x 24”. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg


Low Lake Visitors
Low Lake Visitors

"This work was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. The South side of Cachuma Lake hosts a recreational park where there is camping and hiking. The North side is privately owned with few human inhabitants. The animals roam freely in their habitat with little concern for those of us floating on the lake admiring them. These are the local mule deer enjoying the shade of the fall reeds." Oil paint on a cradled birch panel. 30x30” Exclusively at Sundance Online. ©N Strasburg

Sundown at Bradbury Dam
Sundown at Bradbury Dam

This original painting was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. "Water is always on our mind as we live in a constant drought, fire and flood cycle. Bradbury Dam was built in 1950 by the Bureau of Reclamation. Sundown at Bradbury Dam was a moment of beauty while working to better understand our water system." Oil on cradled birch panel 29-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Low Lake, November 2016
Low Lake, November 2016

"This was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. In the summer of 2016 our main reservoir was at one of its lowest levels. Much of the lake bed was exposed, making a dramatic statement about our need for rain." Oil on cradled birch panel 29-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Fishing Lessons
Fishing Lessons

"The universal experience of teaching a child is depicted in Fishing Lessons as a mother bear scopes the terrain with cub ready to teach, provide and encourage." Unframed, oil paint on a cradled birch panel, with hanging wire. Oil on Birch Panel. 29-1/2"W x 19-1/2"H. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Twins
Twins

The South side of Cachuma Lake hosts a recreational park where there is camping and hiking. The North side is privately owned with few human inhabitants. The animals roam freely in their habitat with little concern for those of us floating on the lake admiring them. I was surprised when seeing this mother so close to the water's edge when SURPRISE her twin fawns emerged in the grasses." oil on birch panel 12x12” Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg


Morning Bath
Morning Bath

Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. She loves animals and says this original painting depicts "a lone silhouette of a bear quietly drifting in the river reeds washing off the morning meal of salmon." Oil paint on a birch panel. 12" sq. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Mother's Love
Mother's Love

"Being aware of climate change and loss of habitat due to the encroachment of an expanding and ever-hungry human population, bears and their human qualities made them an irresistible subject matter. The universal experience of a mother comforting a child is depicted in Mother's Love." Oil paint on a birch panel. 12" sq. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Watering Hole
Watering Hole

"Being aware of climate change and loss of habitat due to the encroachment of an expanding and ever-hungry human population, bears and their human qualities made them an irresistible subject matter. Not all bears have rivers to bathe or fish in, but a watering hole will do just fine in the heat of a summer evening." Oil paint on a birch panel. 12" sq. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Wistful
Wistful

"The rolling hills of waving golden grasses in my home state of California are always inspiring. Whether it's a cloud-filled day casting shadows on the hillsides or bright sunshine on the blinding ochre color bringing to mind a lush fabric, I'm never without the desire to try and capture the fleeting moment." Oil paint on birch panel 12" sq. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Blue Tide
Bare Limbs 1
 "Santa Barbara is uniquely situated on the coast of California. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is one of the only places on the California coastline that runs East to West rather than North to South. I spend a lot of time hiking in the mountains with my two border collies. The effort to hike the mountain trails is often rewarded with the amazing view out into the channel looking at the islands offshore." Oil on Birch Panel 24 x 24”. Exclusively available at  Sundance  online. ©N Strasburg
Low Lake Visitors
Sundown at Bradbury Dam
Low Lake, November 2016
Fishing Lessons
Twins
Morning Bath
Mother's Love
Watering Hole
Wistful
Blue Tide

Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. As she says of this painting, "Santa Barbara is a special place it is surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is also one of the only places on the California coastline that runs East to West rather than North to South. I spend a lot of time walking the shore with my two border collies. The days here can be crystal clear at the beach or a marine layer can sit just off the coast.

29-1/2" x 19-1/2". oil paint on birch panel. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Bare Limbs 1

Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg paints the fall birch trees as they lose their leaves at the approach of winter, embracing the starkness of the winter blue sky and the whitened branches as a "harbinger of a warm winter hibernation inside." Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil on birch panel . 19-1/2"W x 1/2"D x 28"H Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

"Santa Barbara is uniquely situated on the coast of California. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is one of the only places on the California coastline that runs East to West rather than North to South. I spend a lot of time hiking in the mountains with my two border collies. The effort to hike the mountain trails is often rewarded with the amazing view out into the channel looking at the islands offshore." Oil on Birch Panel 24 x 24”. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg


Low Lake Visitors

"This work was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. The South side of Cachuma Lake hosts a recreational park where there is camping and hiking. The North side is privately owned with few human inhabitants. The animals roam freely in their habitat with little concern for those of us floating on the lake admiring them. These are the local mule deer enjoying the shade of the fall reeds." Oil paint on a cradled birch panel. 30x30” Exclusively at Sundance Online. ©N Strasburg

Sundown at Bradbury Dam

This original painting was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. "Water is always on our mind as we live in a constant drought, fire and flood cycle. Bradbury Dam was built in 1950 by the Bureau of Reclamation. Sundown at Bradbury Dam was a moment of beauty while working to better understand our water system." Oil on cradled birch panel 29-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Low Lake, November 2016

"This was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. In the summer of 2016 our main reservoir was at one of its lowest levels. Much of the lake bed was exposed, making a dramatic statement about our need for rain." Oil on cradled birch panel 29-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Fishing Lessons

"The universal experience of teaching a child is depicted in Fishing Lessons as a mother bear scopes the terrain with cub ready to teach, provide and encourage." Unframed, oil paint on a cradled birch panel, with hanging wire. Oil on Birch Panel. 29-1/2"W x 19-1/2"H. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Twins

The South side of Cachuma Lake hosts a recreational park where there is camping and hiking. The North side is privately owned with few human inhabitants. The animals roam freely in their habitat with little concern for those of us floating on the lake admiring them. I was surprised when seeing this mother so close to the water's edge when SURPRISE her twin fawns emerged in the grasses." oil on birch panel 12x12” Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg


Morning Bath

Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. She loves animals and says this original painting depicts "a lone silhouette of a bear quietly drifting in the river reeds washing off the morning meal of salmon." Oil paint on a birch panel. 12" sq. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Mother's Love

"Being aware of climate change and loss of habitat due to the encroachment of an expanding and ever-hungry human population, bears and their human qualities made them an irresistible subject matter. The universal experience of a mother comforting a child is depicted in Mother's Love." Oil paint on a birch panel. 12" sq. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Watering Hole

"Being aware of climate change and loss of habitat due to the encroachment of an expanding and ever-hungry human population, bears and their human qualities made them an irresistible subject matter. Not all bears have rivers to bathe or fish in, but a watering hole will do just fine in the heat of a summer evening." Oil paint on a birch panel. 12" sq. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

Wistful

"The rolling hills of waving golden grasses in my home state of California are always inspiring. Whether it's a cloud-filled day casting shadows on the hillsides or bright sunshine on the blinding ochre color bringing to mind a lush fabric, I'm never without the desire to try and capture the fleeting moment." Oil paint on birch panel 12" sq. Exclusively available at Sundance online. ©N Strasburg

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