The resort is proud to present a collection of artwork throughout the property featuring numerous amazing artists.
"Picasso: Themes & Variations"
On display on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level until March 31, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel provides a unique and rare opportunity for guests staying on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level to experience an exhibit featuring the works of Pablo Picasso. On loan from Galerie Moderne, Picasso: Themes & Variations opens September 2 exclusively to guests staying on The Club Level. The collection is comprised of a body of work that follows Picasso’s constantly evolving artistic vision with depictions of his numerous styles through the modern era. From his early compositions of circus performers in his Blue and Rose periods to the discovery of Cubism, the collection will portray the master’s constant state of metamorphosis. It consists of several different mediums which Picasso explored throughout his career including exclusive pieces in pochoir which were created by hand coloring stencils with watercolor and gauche paint
Sherry Ford, Tom Lamb and Mariana Nelson
On display in The Art Exhibit Space
The current artwork on display in the resort exhibit space showcases a selection of work by local artists Sherry Ford, Tom Lamb and Mariana Nelson. Sherry Ford’s work contains the illustrations and study of Southern California’s native shells. Her drawings provide an accurate “life size” representation of shells accompanied by handwritten scientific descriptions from the field of Concology- the study of shells. Tom Lamb uses photography to establish environmental and cultural awareness through the art of storytelling. The exhibit contains his photography of Tibetan prayer carpets used during an Enthronement Celebration. Mariana Nelson uses an ancient Japanese wrapping technique called Temari . She focuses on recycling and transforming thrown away materials into something unrecognizable. Her body of work consists of hundreds of wrapped forms joined together to create one unified piece.
“Water N Waves”
Photographer Russ Sanders
On display throughout the resort
Born and raised a "water-baby" in southern California, Russ grew up in the Southern California surf with a love for the ocean and respect for its power. Years of competitive swimming and water polo has helped him to better interact with the shore-break as it can be a physically demanding place to work in. Having the ability to hold his breath a long while after having it knocked out of him by a large wave has its advantages. He started his photography in the medical field, documenting the human body. This lead him to a career in medicine, but the love for photography and capturing life's moments has always been his true passion. Now, he wants to share his shore-break moments for all to see. View Russ Sanders’ website.
Photographer Clark Little
On display throughout the resort
Images of big waves captured by award-winning photographer Clark Little are on display and include a wide variety of open and limited editions. Comprised of underwater seascapes and Little’s signature shorebreak waves, the photos are displayed on mediums including giclee canvas, plexiglass, and aluminum.
Clark Little was born in Napa, California in 1968. Two years later, a move to the North Shore of Oahu (Hawaii) dramatically changed his future. In the 80’s and 90’s he made his name as a pioneer of surfing at the Waimea Bay shorebreak. Clark had a unique talent for taking off on hopeless closeout shorebreak waves and surviving in one piece. In 2007, Clark discovered his ability and passion to capture the extraordinary beauty of the shorebreak when his wife asked him for a picture of the ocean to decorate a bedroom wall. With the confidence of an experienced surfer, Clark jumped in the ocean, and started snapping away, recording the beauty and power of Hawaiian waves. “Clark’s view” is a unique and often dangerous perspective of waves from the inside out, captured in photos for all to enjoy from the safety of dry land.
Sandra Jones Campbell
On display in enoSTEAK
Sandra describes her paintings as composites of social sightings portraying evocative associations from a voyeuristic perspective, often at moments of personal apprehensions or sociological attitudes. Her visual narratives achieve effects that are simultaneously playful and sophisticated.
Sandra’s depiction of social and political scenes reflect both her professional respect for the 30′s style German Expressionists Max Beckman, George Grosz and Otto Dix, and her uniquely gentle wit. Multiple figures populate lively acrylics on paper or canvas images that blend Sandra’s optimism and candor, along with her keen visual skill: balancing color, form composition, humor and subject matter. Sandra’s provocative paintings have been shown in over 50 one and two person exhibits, and at museum shows in California, Oregon, Massachusetts and Arizona. Paintings by Sandra Campbell Jones are included in permanent collections both nationally and around the world. She is a regular exhibitor at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach.