Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist
"In the fall of 2020, I had the opportunity to travel to Anacapa Island, one of the smallest of the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast. It was my first time there, and I was amazed by the stark beauty and rugged landscape devoid of any trees. The simplicity of geological shapes, gem-like colors, and vistas of distant islands made the experience challenging and exciting to paint."
— Peter Adams
This plein air oil painting depicts the uniqueness of Anacapa Island in the chain of Southern California’s Channel Islands archipelago. Anacapa was formed by volcanic eruptions. Its desolate landscape is dominated by distinct geology of steep precipices and jagged rock formations. From this elevated viewpoint, Adams portrays the location known as Cathedral Cove with its outcropping spires and massive kelp beds that hug the shoreline. The peak of the middle island of Anacapa is visible in the distance, and further out to sea is Santa Cruz Island. Anacapa Island is located in Ventura County about eleven miles off the coast of Port Hueneme and is within the Channel Islands National Park.
California Highlights, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, May 14 – June 27, 2021
Masters of the American West, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, February 27 - April 11, 2021
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