COAST Big Sur's Iconic Gallery carries Exclusive and Rare fine art from Local and Award-winning Artists.
Born in Monterey California, Molly McCall was raised along the rugged California coastline and lush bucolic landscape of the Monterey Peninsula. Surrounded by infamous photographers, writers, filmmakers, and painters, their work provided an indelible appreciation and awareness for nature and inspired her to pursue a creative career in art and design.
Molly’s earliest influence in art making came from her great grandfather, an illustrator for the New York Times, and grandfather, a professional watercolorist in Southern California. She started painting and photography at an early age, and later attended Laguna Beach School of Art to study both mediums.
Molly’s current photographic work explores themes of memory, a sense of place, and the natural world using both painting and photography. She started exhibiting her unique silver gelatin images painted with oil in 2016 and has received notable recognition with numerous awards for her creativity with the photographic medium. Her rich use of color and texture blurs the lines between photography and painting while honoring her long career with materials, textiles, and design. Often working on a large scale, her use of form and color imbues her work with a physical and environmental presence.
Molly McCall’s work has been featured in a wide range of art, design, and lifestyle publications throughout the world including Architectural Digest magazine, The Extravagant, FotoNostrm, Analog Forever, Gentry, and Diffusion and over the past decade has been displayed both nationally and internationally in numerous exhibitions including the Barcelona Foto Biennale, Barcelona, Spain, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, The Reclaim Photography Festival, Wolverhampton, England, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, Triton Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, SoHo Photo Gallery, Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University, Waco, TX, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX, Houston Center for Photography, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, and the Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX.
Loet Vanderveen lived and produced his art here in Big Sur for nearly 60 years. He designed gorgeous bronze animal sculptures from his mountain-top studio 1,600 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Growing up across the street from a local zoo in Holland, he developed a deep love for wild animals and his designs are distinguished by collectors worldwide, including The Cousteau Society, Mrs. David Rockefeller, Prince Bendar al Faisal, Mary Tyler Moore, Whoopie Goldberg, Julie Andrews and H.M Queen Elizabeth.
Coast Gallery was the first gallery to represent Loet Vanderveen dating back to 1958 and is happy to continue to showcase this richly diverse and large collection of work.
To schedule appointments for private viewings and all general artwork inquiries please email Lindsay Napoli at [email protected] or call 831-667-2301