Learn, Share, and Grow in the Saddleback Art League
We are an association of Orange County artists, both amateur and professional. We gather for social and educational purposes to grow intellectually and share our knowledge of the fine arts with neighbors in the Saddleback Valley.
Norman P. Murray Center, Jacaranda Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo CA 92692
Gil fell in love with art in a sculpture class in college. He is a multi-talented artist best known for his seascapes and is adept in three mediums: acrylic, oil, and pastels.
Mentors included Wilson Hurley, Carole Katchen and Steve Doherty. Gil’s works have been collected in countless private, corporate, and museum collections and he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. The following three exhibitions have been the high light of his career: Painting Forbes Trinchera Ranch near Durango Colorado, 1996; painting at Forbes chateau in Ballerov, France 1997; and painting while rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon 1999.
Gil has been the past president and signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters of America, and signature member of the California Art Club. He curated a traveling exhibition in response to 9/11 in 2003 with John Cosby called “From Sea to Shining Sea.” It included 47 artists and toured twelve museums in the U.S. for 3 years. He has curated 5 museum exhibitions for Haggin Museum in Stockton, California, and was a Professor of Arts at the University of the Pacific and is currently a part time professor at the Laguna College of Art and Design.