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Working on “Return from Manila”

Leo Martin Returns from Manila, 1938

Oil on canvas, 00″ x 00″, plus included frame

The US controlled the Phillippines from 1898 to 1946. Leo Martin was a bank examiner for Federal Reserve Ninth District. The Phillippines were his next destination, where he became auditor and later a banking commissioner. He retired in 1930 at age 53. Leo was noted for his knowledge of St. Helena and Napa County history. This photo was taken in 1938. Note the Manila license plate!

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July 4, 1905 Parade

July 4, 1905 Parade

Oil on canvas, 00″ x 00″, plus included frame

The July 4, 1905 parade was organized by the Women’s Improvement Club (now the Federated Women’s Club) and the Board of Trade (now the Chamber of Commerce). Sitting in the front of the carriage (from left to right) are Laura Walker (secretary) and Lucy Mackinder (vice president); in the rear are Hannah Weinberger (president) and Mrs. Gutzwiler (treasurer). After the parade, everyone moved to Hunt’s Grove for the celebration. (Courtesy of Historic Photos Publishers.)

Steve Quartly

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A contemporary impressionist – a traveling painter, capturing the romance of life.

Steve Quartly from his studio in Southern California creates oils on canvas, specializing in Contemporary Impressionism. Quartly’s dedication to painting the world he sees, has contributed to his vibrant works. A plain white canvas becomes a beautiful European city scene, a Mediterranean seascape or a warm California Landscape.

Quartly began oil painting at age 13, demonstrating a love of life, nature, color and form. Raised in the Northern California Coast he was surrounded by the beautiful scenery and the inspiring city. There he studied oil painting under a mentor painter. Ten years of study of the French and early American Impressionists would be the start of his passion for painting the world he sees. The technique is intriguing and energetic with oil and resin brush and palette… forced perspective and bold color and texture….all to invite and inspire the viewer into the scene.

Quartlys’ work is now showing at some of the most prominent galleries in the United States, including showing in the World Famous Wyland Galleries in Key West, Sarasota and Ft. Lauderdale Florida. He has been represented In Laguna Beach, Carmel, San Diego and Napa Valley for 20 years. Over the last decade he continues to have sold out exhibitions in Vinings Gallery of Atlanta and Roswell, Georgia. His paintings have been licensed and collected by companies world wide.

Quartlys’ energy and devotion to each painting is what makes him unique. His design in composition and color is meaningful and skilled. The loose and whimsical brush strokes and pallet knife work brings passion and emotion. His overall faith in God is his purpose and desire to express the beauty in life.

Steven Quartly lives and works in Southern California and is married with 4 children. He can be seen cruising in his vintage Kombi VW bus or an early surf before heading to the studio.