Jeff Sewell’s
Back to the Ranch Exhibit

The exhibit “Back to the Ranch” consists of fifteen new paintings by award-winning artist Jeff Sewell. Capturing the natural beauty of Aliso and Wood Canyons, this land was once comprised of the historic Moulton Ranch. The park was part of Moulton Ranch, a 21,723 acre farming and ranching operation. 
Join us for an art discussion about the art of Back to the Ranch and learn about California Impressionism. Jared Mathis, Moulton Museum President, will be sharing about the creation of Moulton Museum’s permanent art collection. Jeff Sewell will discuss his story as an artist and his techniques of creating art. Phil Olson, of Mayen Olson frame makers, will present about the process of creating handcrafted gold-leafed frames.Mm talk and Tour. 
Read the featured press release here.

Award-winning artist Jeff Sewell

Artist Jeff Sewell was born and raised in Southern California.  Jeff is well known for his Paintings of California Scenery.  He paints predominantly “en plein air” and also enjoys developing works in his studio. Jeff Sewell is an Award winning American Artist, focusing on California Impressionism.  Jeff has won many awards. Most recently, he won best in show at LPAPA’s 24th Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.

Moulton Museum is proud to celebrate the pioneer spirit with our local community. We couldn’t think of a better way to transport you back in time than to enlist the creative talents of local artist, Jeff Sewell, as he preserves the living history found in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.

We are fortunate to work with such talented individuals who have the ability to capture the natural beauty of the land that has comprised Moulton Ranch for all these years. We hope you enjoy a glimpse into the past of Orange County history by viewing Jeff Sewell’s creations and exploring the park’s many trails.

Virtual Tour of the Exhibit

Did You Know?

  • Some of the Moulton Ranch corrals that were used for both sheep and cattle operations still stand in the canyon near Soka University.
  • Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is nearly 4,500 acres.
  • Lewis Moulton purchased Moulton Ranch from Cyrus Rawson in 1895.
  • The Moulton family, working with California Rangeland Trust, has preserved their 14,000-acre ranch in Lompoc, CA through a conservation easement to prevent future commercial development.

Painting Location

Jeff Sewell Catalog

Type: Current Exhibit

Date: March 9 – July 27, 2023

Nellie’s Gallery
25258 Cabot Rd
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Download the Catalog

A easy to view offline version of Jeff’s catalog is available to download. 

Featured Press

The Destination Arts and Culture program at John Wayne Airport highlights local cultural landmarks in Orange County for travelers to learn about and add to their travel itinerary. This spring, JWA has partnered with the Moulton Museum in Laguna Hills to share the pioneer spirit.

Fine Art by Jeff Sewell