Nellie Gail Moulton Exhibit
“In the legacy left to me, in the name of my husband, in memory of his humanitarianism, I have endeavored, in my donations to community projects, to help, to, hopefully, encourage the spirit of creativeness and enjoyment of the arts, for there is one thing I believe will never fade into oblivion – beauty in literature, painting, music, the drama – no matter how some, for whatever motive, will agitate to bring true talent to ridicule – those who appreciate and know its worth will never let it die.”
— Nellie Gail Moulton
Nellie Gail Moulton was a teacher, mother, wife, rancher, philanthropist and artist that lived an extraordinary life to the fullest. She traveled the country and the world multiple times by ground, sea and air. She painted along the way. The Moulton Museum has been collecting and preserving the original works of Nellie Gail Moulton for some time and hopes to show the depth of her work in a public exhibitions.
Nellie on Exhibit
Visit this dedicated page to her lifetime achievements:
An avid en plein air artist that painted her entire life, Nellie was dedicated to the craft and studied with renowned artists William Wendt, Anna Hills, and Frank Cupien among others. With the benefit of those influences, along with her keen eye and brilliant use of color, her works reflect the rich beauty of nature and landscapes throughout California and beyond. Moulton Museum has collected, preserved and archived many of her sketches as well as her oil on board and canvas creations. These pieces will be on display at Moulton Museum and will be part of future exhibits at our partner sites.
Digitized images of her experiences as a teacher and owner of Moulton Ranch.
Each Nellie Gail Moulton painting and sketch has been carefully conserved for long-term preservation. This treatment extends the lifespan of each piece for future generations to enjoy.
Balboa Park Lily Pond and House of Hospitality (2017.01.51)
“She was a painter who desired to meld two approaches to the landscape. In her best work, she deftly balances both the painterly plein-air and the linear and classical to celebrate the natural world.”
President of Laguna College of Art + Design
View the entire collection here.
If you own an original Nellie Gail Moulton painting and would like to sell it or make it available for photographing, please contact Jared Mathis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 949-450-6285.