Trout Fishing near Calistoga
Oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, unframed
Trout Stream near Calistoga
This photo is Mayacama Creek at the north end of Knight’s Valley in Sonoma County. Mayacama Creek runs into the Russian River four miles east of Healdsburg. Mayacama Creek and all its major tributaries all supported steelhead trout. (Information courtesy Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History)
The Kiss of Winter
Oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″, unframed
Mt. St. Helena in Snow
Mount Saint Helena (Wappo: Kanamota, “Human Mountain”) is a peak in the Mayacamas Mountains with flanks in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties of California. Composed of uplifted 2.4-million-year-old volcanic rocks from the Clear Lake Volcanic Field, Mount Saint Helena is the highest point in the San Francisco Bay Area watershed, and its East Peak is the high point of Napa County. It is one of the few mountains in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive any snowfall during the winter. The snow usually melts in a day.
My passion for painting is driven from achieving a “humbling level” in my work of the beauty God has bestowed on the landscapes of many parts of the world. I especially enjoy painting skies, sunsets, sunrises, water, reflections on water, mountains – any landscape with drama. In my former working life I was an executive of The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia and the California wine industry where I was president of Sterling Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean and Lyeth Winery. I resided eleven years in Santa Fe after retiring and now live full time in St. Helena where Sue’s family is involved in the wine business (Retro and Dunn Vineyards) and real estate development. I am available for commissions and sale of my work at 707-967-9227 or email@example.com.
My work can be viewed at website, www.gregdelucca.com