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Dual Exhibition:
Joshua Meador: I Dreamt I was Painting
& 19th Century Sheep May Safely Graze

Autumn, 2015

Joshua Meador, "I Dreamt I Was Painting"

The San Francisco Chronicle's Alfred Frankenstein wrote, "Joshua Meador's landscapes are free, breezy, vigorous, full of subtle touches of painter-craft to suggest movement and atmosphere and relationships in space."

The LA Times art Critic Arthur Miller wrote "Joshua Meador has the happy faculty of seeing a picture in everything from wharves to hills and paints his scenes with striking realism ... sees the outdoors with fresh eyes and a good sense of what many people can enjoy.

"I Dreamt I Was Painting," expresses what Josh was all about.

He once said, "I think I'm inclined toward impressionism ... I want to paint and interpret the way I feel and not be influenced by any one school. ... I like to select a subject according to the emotional quality and enjoy painting it emotionally rather than breaking it down to rule, form or dynamic symmetry."


Video Intro for "Joshua Meador: I Dreamt I Was Painting"

Today, Joshua Meador is revered as one of the pioneering fathers of early animation.

After graduating the Art Institute in Chicago, Josh's first job at the Disney Studios was to serve as lead animator on Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Throughout his career, he made significant contributions for every major studio project though Mary Poppins in 1964. He was one of the directors of Fantasia in 1939 and was a member of the Disney effects team winning an Oscar for 20,000 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

These Meador paintings are on exhibit ...
others paintings from our Meador collection can be at the gallery when you arrive
... if you let us know 707-875-2911 or email, Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com

Joshua Meador I Dreamt I Was Painting
"I Dreamt I Was Painting"
Joshua Meador Tending the Net
Tending the Net

Caspar Reef Spray

Wild is the Wind

Caspar Point

Bodega Bayflat

Waiting at Noyo

The Last Symphony
Painted for a reception
in honor of Salvador Dali's
visit to Disney Studios

Newport Harbor, Oregon

Cannery Row
Joshua Meador Pow Wow Midsized Thumbnail
Pow Wow 18 x 14
Disney Collection
Joshua Meador Smoke Trees
Smoke Trees
Disney Collectio
Joshua Meador Carmel Coast Midsized Thumbnail
Carmel Coast
20 x 27
Joshua Meador Sur Montage Midsized Thumbnail
Sur Montage20 x 27
Meador Family Collection



Sheep Ranch Mendocino

Fun Time
King Arthur Carousel,

Also on exhibit ...
Sheep May Safely Graze
Selections from mostly 19th Century California

With Christmas in mind ... a gift for yourself or some other loved one.
(All of these paintings have special event "gallery only" price tags. much lower than the posted internet prices).

Lydia Vercinscky Redwood Forest
Redwood Forest 1964
Lydia Vercinsky 1918-2001

Jack Wisby Mt Tamalpais
Mt. Tamalpais and Rolling Hills
after Jack Wisby
(bears "J. Wisby signature,
but attribution is doubtful)

Arther Fitzwilliam Tait Chicks
Group of Chicks, 1864
after Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait

Meyer Straus Barnyard Friends
Barnyard Friends
Meyer Strauss 1831-1905
Benigino Yamero Ruiz Pasture with Pond
Pasture with Pond
Benignio Yamero Ruiz 1880-1929
Nellie Moody Grapes 1877
Grapes, 1877
Nellie Moody
Harry Cassie Best Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley
Harry Cassie Best 1863-1936
California School Marin County
Marin County California
after Ludmilla Welch 1867-1925

Alice Chittenden Winter Scene
A Snow Covered Path
Alice Chittenden 1859-1944
Charles Dahlgren Sheep on Hillside
Sheep on Hillside
Carl Dahlgren 1841-1920
Horace Duesbury Wolfe Lake
Sierra Nevada Lake with Sailboat
Horace Wolfe Duesbury 1851-1904

Bertha Luce Emery Ackerman Creek
Ackerman Creek, Mendocino
Bertha Luce Emery 1873-1957

Grace Allison Griffith Dune Path
Dune Path 1913
Grace Allison Griffith 1885-1955
Grace Allison Griffith Grazing Sheep Sonoma
Grazing Sheep Sonoma
Grace Allison Griffith 1885-1955

Carl Jonnevold Verdant Landscape
A Verdant Landscape
Carl Henrik Jonnevold 1856-1955

Lorenzo Latimer Redwoods
Lorenzo P. Latimer 1857-1941