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Philo Grant in his 1907 Reo

Oil on canvas, 00″ x 00″, unframed

Philo Grant in his 1907 Reo

Philo Grant, owner of Grant’s Garage, took delivery of his new 1907 Reo Roadster in San Francisco in March 1907—cost $715. The roads were so muddy the car had to be delivered to Napa by boat. The engine is cranked from the side and the transmission is of the Ford type. It ran on motorcycle tires. Mrs. Grant was the first woman in Napa County to drive a car. Philo exhibited the roadster at the 1935 Vintage Festival and it was not seen again until March 28, 1947 on its 40th birthday. Looking out the window of the St. Helena Star Building in the photo is Martha Klubescheidt, who worked there over 40 years

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Police Chief Frank Simpson with New Police Car

Oil on canvas, 00″ x 00″, unframed

Police Chief Frank Simpson with New Police Car
Police Chief Frank Simpson shows off the town’s new 1955 Ford V8 Mainline police car. Frank was police chief 1952-56. He is standing in front of the police department and city hall, then located on the west side of Main north of Adams. Phil Ewing’s gift store sign can be seen at right, now the site of Archetype Restaurant.
Wyn Ericson

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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.