The Nellie Gail Moulton Exhibit was a retrospective exhibition of 39+ en plein air paintings and drawings that captured the rich beauty of nature while showcasing Nellie’s keen eye for detail and use of color.
If you own an original Nellie Gail Moulton painting and would like to sell it or make it available for photographing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nellie Gail Moulton was a teacher, wife, mother, rancher, philanthropist, and artist that lived an extraordinary life. Born on December 8, 1878, Nellie grew up with an appreciation for education and a love for painting the natural scenery that lay before her throughout her travels.
After marrying a successful rancher, Lewis Fenno Moulton, on November 28, 1908, Nellie began to explore her pioneer spirit as she took on shared ranching responsibilities alongside her husband. As pivotal models for the Orange County ranching and cattle community, Nellie continued to explore her interests in the arts.
Nellie’s ability to capture and preserve pristine nature en plein air paved the way to great partnerships with various local artists and organizations. Her en plein air techniques were acquired from notable Southern California artists such as William Wendt, Anna Hills, Frank Cuprien, and Edgar Payne.
Moulton Museum is proud to collect and preserve the original works of Nellie Gail Moulton as a representation of the power of her pioneer spirit.
The Nellie Gail Moulton Exhibit features her sketches and paintings in Nellie’s Gallery. This series of conserved fine art has been on a traveling exhibit with our partners. It will be on view to the public until December 31, 2022. We have a artist-in-residency program. Please inquire for details.
An avid en plein air painter, Nellie belongs to a larger movement of female artists who have recently gained significant recognition for their contributions to the arts. Nellie created art throughout her entire life and studied with renowned artists such as William Wendt, Anna Hills, Frank Cuprien, and Edgar Payne (also showcased within this exhibition). Her work captures the rich beauty of nature, expressing her keen eye for detail and impressive use of color.
LCAD 2021 in Laguna Beach
Sep 3 – Dec 31, 2022
25256 Cabot Rd.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653