J. Emil “Aim” Morhardt

I learned to paint from my father, an early California watercolorist and art teacher of the same name, who is known for his landscape paintings of the deserts and mountains of Eastern California near Bishop. I have been painting more-or-less continuously since. I grew up in Bishop, and still maintain a summer home and studio there.

In my Santa Barbara studio I paint mostly birds, based on photographs I’ve recently taken, often at the beach. These days I’m both photographing and painting every week.

I always have paintings for sale at Gallery 113 in Santa Barbara, and usually at some other Santa Barbara venues as well, noted in the current blog posts. I also welcome people to my home studio. You can reach me on my cell phone at (909) 451-3939 (the 909 is a remnant of my teaching career at the Claremont Colleges) or by email at emorhardt@gmail.com.

Recent and Upcoming Shows other than the ongoing group shows in Gallery 113

September 2018–Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History ARTWALK. “Ivan, the Red-Tailed Hawk” in the juried indoor show.

September 2018–Faulkner Gallery: Second place in juried group show for “Athena, The Barn Owl at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History”. Galapagos Penguin #2 also in the show.

July 2018—juried group by Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. “Greater Yellowlegs #1” won an honorable mention.

July 2018—juried group show in the Faulkner Main Gallery in the Santa Barbara Public Library

March 2018—Artist of the Month, Gallery 113

February , 2018—juried group show in the Faulkner Main Gallery in the Santa Barbara Public Library, and small solo show in Divine Inspiration Gallery

January, 2018—large solo show in Divine Inspiration Gallery

December 2017—large solo show in Divine Inspiration Gallery.

November 2017—large solo show in Divine Inspiration Gallery

October 2017—large solo show in Divine Inspiration Gallery

September 2017—juried indoor group show at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Artwalk, large solo show in Divine Inspiration Gallery

August 2017—Gallery 113, Santa Barbara.

July 2017—solo show in Faulkner East Gallery

February, 2017, juried group show in the Faulkner Main Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library

December 2016, Holiday Show, in the Faulkner Main Gallery,

September 2016, 1 painting in the juried indoor show at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Artwalk, 2 paintings in Gallery 113, Santa Barbara.