Milford Zornes - Untitled, 2001


While primarily known as a water-colorist, Milford Zornes painted numerous oils over his long and successful art career. Zornes painted several of his oils with a thin texture allowing him to approach his oils in somewhat the same way he approached his watercolors. However, many of his oils are thick and rich with color expressing the same vibrant feeling as with his watercolors. The number of oils remaining is few but here are some of my favorites.

Milford Zornes work may be found at the following galleries.

Dana Adobe Cultural center presents:

Sun and Wind, by the Sea

From November 17, 2018, through January 27, 2019, the California Landscapes of Milford Zornes exhibition, Sun and Wind, by the Sea, will be on display at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo, representing nearly 70 years of Zornes’s unique vision. The display is made possible by the generosity of Maria and Hal Baker, Milford’s daughter, and son-in-law, and curated by Shirley Horacek and Mike Graheck, with help from the DANA exhibit committee. A portion of all funds made will go towards developing and funding DANA programs and exhibits.

Special Event

Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot
The opening exhibition, (re)Generation: Six Decades of Claremont Artists, will feature selections from the Claremont Museum of Art’s permanent collection that reflect our region’s rich artistic legacy.

Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot
200 W. First Street
Claremont, CA
November 20 – March 12, 2017

The Hilbert Museum of California Art
167 North Atchison Street
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 516-5880

Art Box Studio
Contact: Sylvia Megerdichian
1302 Monte Vista Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 981-4508

Anderson Art Gallery
16812 Pacific Coast Highway
Sunset Beach, CA 90742
(562) 592-4393

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts
2200 South State Street
Mt. Carmel, UT 84755
(800) 992-1066
560 C Industrial Way
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 723-9270