Nineteen paintings created over a two year period celebrate the beauty of Ceago Vinegarden on Clearlake in California. The paintings are paired with diary excerpts and relevant comments by Jim Fetzer who founded the vineyard seven years ago. Holdsworth is a proponent of sustainable agriculture. Jim Fetzer practices biodynamic agriculture which he explains in the text.
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BOGRAPHY & STATEMENT Anthony Holdsworth was born in England in 1945. He was introduced to oil painting in high school by the New England painter, Loring Coleman. Holdsworth embarked on a painting career while working as Head of Outdoor Restoration for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy after the flood of 1966. He continued his studies at the Bournemouth College of Art in England where he studied with master draughtsman Samuel Rabin and color theorist Jon Fish and at the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied with Julius Hatofsky. He has shown with major galleries in Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles. He has participated in two exhibitions at the Oakland Museum. He was included in the California Cityscapes exhibition at the San Diego Museum. He was a recipient of WESTAF-NEA fellowship in 1990. His work is in corporate and private collections worldwide.