John Allison Water Truck
Oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, unframed
John Allison was street superintendent and later marshal. Part of his job was to sprinkle the streets to keep the dust down in the summer. In 1887 he had to stop sprinkling because there was no water in the reservoir. On his wagon he also sold ads, such as to James Rutledge, a paint dealer and sign painter. George Beach, real estate and insurance agent also bought an ad. Allison is posing on Oak Avenue. The tower of St. Helena’s first city hall can be seen in the background.
Reaping the Harvest
Oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″, unframed
Wyn Ericson’s Art experience started at a young age. Wyn was raised in a family of artists in Southern California. His father is a Plein-air artist and Art teacher and his mother has a background in Machine Drafting and Tool Design and Technical Illustration. His extended family, also artists and teachers, have all grown to love art with a passion. Outdoor country life is one of Wyn’s favorite past times. Exploring Yosemite Valley, hiking through the Sierras and exploring the Northern Coast is where his artwork begins. “Ever since I can remember, I have always loved to create art.” After graduating from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s in Art with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting he decided to pursue a career in Art. He then went on to get his California Teaching Credential in Art education and finished his Master’s in Education in 2007 from Point Loma University.
Wyn is 36 years of age and currently teaching in Napa Valley where he enjoys creating art using a variety of mediums in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Wyn continues to paint scenes that are timeless and can be shared for a life time to come.