The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

Please join us!
Chris Adessa and Thomas Wood
The Bigger Picture: A Brush with Nature

Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, September 14, 1 to 3 pm
Bay Model Exhibition Hall
Marinship Park, Sausalito CA 94965
September 3 – October 5, 2019*
Exhibition hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 9am to 4pm
* Special preview hours during Sausalito Art Festival over Labor Day Weekend
August 31 – Sept. 2 from 10am to 5pm

A show and sale of landscape paintings,
a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the
Open Space and Parks Fund of the Marin Community Foundation
Free and open to the public

Chris Adessa and Thomas Wood are landscape painters in Marin County, California. Their work has supported nature-conservation organizations, including Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, Surfrider Foundation, Golden Gate and Point Reyes National Parks Associations, Save the Bay, and Marin Agricultural Land Trust. The beautiful Marin County Parks and Open Space Preserves provide the inspiration for many of their paintings.

Chris Adessa is a happy transplant from the east coast enjoying the majesty of California. Her art studio is in Sausalito.

Thomas Wood is a third-generation California landscape painter. He lives in Nicasio, where he maintains a studio and gallery.


“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
– Gary Snyder

“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife, are in fact plans to protect man.”
– Stewart L. Udall

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”
– Aldo Leopold

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.”
– Andy Warhol

“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.”
– Claude Monet

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
– John Muir

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