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The Plein Air Paintings of S.E.A. McNamara
"Painting plein air, in the open air surrounded by nature, is the most exciting time for me — to focus on the various elements and the challenges of bringing them to the canvas.

My body of work reflects time spent in many beautiful locations here on the Central California Coast as well as many other places in the United States and Europe."


Home: Cambria, California
Birthplace: Fort Dodge, Iowa

  • Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL
  • Kachina School of Art, Phoenix, AZ
  • Phoenix College, AZ
  • University of Arizona
  • Santa Monica College, CA
  • UCLA, Westwood, CA
Type of Art:
  • Oil painting
  • Watercolor
  • Photography
  • Limited edition giclée
Acceptance and Awards:
  • Art & Wine Festival, Cambria, 2003-2009
  • Joslyn Recreation Center, Cambria, 2008
  • San Luis Obispo Art Center
    Special art shows
  • United Methodist Church, SLO
    — Inaugural Art Exhibit 2008
    — Beacon Art Show 2, 2009
  • Morro Bay Community Center, 2008 Exhibit
  • Greenspace Annual Art and
    Adventure Auction, Cambria, 2001 - 2008
  • Central Coast National Fine Art Competition,
    Morro Bay Art Assoc.,2005 - 2008
    Gamblin Award 2005
  • ARTS Obispo (formerly, SLO Arts Council)
    Open Studios Tour 2003 - 2009, 2017
  • Allied Art Association, Cambria
  • Santa Monica College
  • 5th Annual South Phoenix Awards, Arizona State University at Tempe
    President's Award
    1st Place, Oil painting
  • San Luis Obispo North County SWAP
    Wednesday Irregulars at The Hamlet 2005 - 2009
  • Wednesday Irregulars, Cambria
Featured in:
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Visalia Delta Times
  • Painted Ladies Guide to Victorian California
  • The Cambrian
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