Located in the intimate community of Montecito, California, the gallery is the latest location spearheaded by Heather James Fine Art co-owners James Carona and Heather Sacre. The 2,000 square foot space will host an array of museum-quality exhibitions of important works from a cross-section of periods, movements, and genres —including Impressionist, Modern, Post-War, Contemporary, Latin American, Old Masters, and antiquities.

Additionally, each season Heather James Fine Art, Montecito will feature exhibitions unique to its location by highlighting distinct blue-chip artists who have been inspired by the cultural history of the region.

Heather James Fine Art is also committed to supporting the Montecito and Santa Barbara communities. In addition to serving as an artistic resource for locals, the gallery will collaborate with local museums and organizations to promote the arts.

1298 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 
(805) 845-5001

Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

Parking available behind the gallery. Entrance off Olive Mill Road.

Created at a seminal point early in the artist’s career, Le Mont Riboudet a Rouen au Printemps by Claude Monet, depicts a beautiful landscape with flora, figures working in the fields, and haystacks. The aesthetic is comparable to that of Camille Pisarro and Alfred Sisley, Monet’s contemporaries also working en plein air at the time to capture nuances of the French countryside on canvas. The painting’s distinguished provenance includes Durand-Ruel and Gustave Caillebotte.

CLAUDE MONET

Tom Wesselmann’s supercharged colors mirror popular advertising while the lounging female forms allude to Western art history’s classic figurative motif. A wonderful example of this synthesis is the 1997 painting 1962 Plus 35 Nude Sketch II. Here, the reclining woman’s eyes are barely visible beneath the surface of the paint, yet her lips are a bold red with a thick black outline. The hyper-sexualized presentation of the female body seems to address the consumer culture of Post War America – the commoditization of the flesh. Wesselmann’s dazzling paintings bring together elements of art historical tradition and 1960s imagination, creating a singular style.

TOM WESSELMANN

Shortly after his major retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1941, Salvador Dalí parlayed the idea of accumulated, or “flowering,” eyes into a grand oil and tempera painting for the set of his 1944 ballet Mad Tristan. In this painting from the same year, Les Yeux Fleuris, Dalí depicts three rows of four eyes with long lashes and a tear dropping on a brick wall backdrop. Eyes appear in Dalí paintings, sculpture, and jewelry throughout his career — as late as the 1981 painting Argus and, most notably, in paintings Dalí made for the dream sequences of the film Spellbound directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

SALVADOR DALI

ROBERT HENRI - Girl with Muff - oil on canvas - 57 1/4 x 38 3/4 in.

ROBERT HENRI

Robert Motherwell is admired for his gestural contributions to Abstract Expressionism. From his early period starting in the 1940s until his final works of the 1990s, one can see a distinct stylistic shift into his characteristic Elegy paintings and signature gestural works. Gesture No. 45 demonstrates Motherwell’s intuitive approach to painting influenced by the automatic drawing of the Surrealists. His gestures in this painting are characterized by a suggestion of chance and accident: “Painting is a medium in which the mind can actualize itself; it is a medium of thought,” he said. “Thus painting, like music, tends to become its own content.”

ROBERT MOTHERWELL

Julian Schnabel is an American painter whose style is associated with the Neo-Expressionist movement of the 1980s. Pascin Pig Passin Time is part of Schnabel’s broken plate series of paintings, inspired by the trencadís, or broken tile mosaic, of architect Antoni Gaudí. With a humorous title and depicting his first wife, Jacqueline Beaurang, the broken ceramics give Schnabel an assertive and textural surface in which to create large-scale works that captured the brash and audacious period of the 1980s.

JULIAN SCHNABEL

CAMILLE PISSARRO - Les Gardeuses de Vaches - mixed media, gouache and watercolor with charcoal - 11 1/2  x 8 1/2 in.

CAMILLE PISSARRO

Jim Dine was an American Pop artist whose work meditated on objects with childlike appeal to find a universal and nostalgic language. Dine’s robes are among the most recognizable images to have emerged from his long and illustrious career. They were first shown at Sidney Janis gallery in the fall of 1964 – this is one such example. Double Silver Point Robes is a large-scale mixed media assemblage. The work is executed in silverpoint – a technique that utilizes a piece of silver as a drawing instrument over a specially prepared ground by which it oxidizes over a period of months to create a warm brown tone. The two joined canvases feature blocks of wood in place of where the heads should be and a hanging wood element that moves in response to air currents.

JIM DINE

ANSELM KIEFER - The Fertile Crescent - mixed media on board - 39 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.

ANSELM KIEFER

Henry Moore, a father of Modern British sculpture, is known for his large-scale, semi-abstract figurative sculptures in bronze, wood, and marble. This 1960 bronze sculpture of two seated figures demonstrates Moore’s gestural treatment of material. The focus on a family group is reflective of the artist’s move toward a sense of optimism after World War II. Small sculptures like this one are rare, and in subject mater and composition are reminiscent of his earlier seated figures based upon ancient Egyptian royal sculpture.

HENRY MOORE

AUGUSTE HERBIN - Notre Dame, Paris - oil on canvas - 24 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.

AUGUSTE HERBIN

Signature de Dali (c. 1955) emphasizes the power of Salvador Dali's dramatic and expressive gesture. Dali created this piece during his televised appearance on "At Home with Tex & Jinx," a talk show known for its dynamic interviews of popular international figures. Although done in the spur of the moment as a gift, this painting becomes a larger than life work with nods to then emerging Abstract Expressionism and the performative nature of Action painters. Dalí’s notoriously eccentric public persona became an extension of his bizarre and striking visual art. This painting represents a moment of dramatic expression, capturing a burst of creative energy from the most celebrated figure of Surrealist art.

SALVADOR DALI

Stanton Macdonald-Wright was a co-founder of the Synchromism movement, which combined abstraction and intense color. He was influenced by ideas that the qualities of color were connected to the qualities of music. He stopped painting this way in the 1920s, but his work experienced a revitalization in the 1950s, following a retrospective of his work at LACMA. Inspired by the renewed interest, Wright began producing works with increased passion; these works were considered Neo-Synchromism. La Gaîté is a phenomenal example of this period in Wright’s career, showcasing the brighter colors and larger canvases he favored during his personal renaissance.

STANTON MACDONALD-WRIGHT

Contemporary American artist George Condo coined the term “artificial realism” to characterize the figures that appear in his work – often described as a combination of European Old Master painting and American Pop art. Condo has defined the term as the “realistic representation of that which is artificial.” Known for figures that are often grotesque or fractured, Condo creates art that is both Contemporary and rooted in art historical tradition, drawing inspiration from Cubism or, in this case, reaching back to ancient Greece. In an uncommon work of sculpture, Condo imparts his distinctive style to the face of a Mycenaean archetype, the goddess figure.

GEORGE CONDO

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Dog God - bronze - 94 x 32 x 24 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

TIM HAWKINSON - Islamic Liturgy - gesso, wax, ink, shellac on paper on board - 46 3/4 x 46 3/4 in.

TIM HAWKINSON

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - The Eternal Flame - metal - 47 3/4 x 6 x 7 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Succession - bronze - 27 1/4 x 17 x 13 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Lutist - bronze - 40 1/2 x 18 x 24 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - En Famille - metal - 15 x 10 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - The Maestro: Le Conducteur - metal - 13 1/2 x 13 x 8 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Ancestral Planes - bronze - 25 x 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Reaching for the Stars - metal - 15 5/8 x 5 1/4 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Bronze Bouquet - metal - 15 1/4 x 7 x 7 1/2 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Duet - metal - 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 7 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - March of Glory - stainless steel - 11 5/8 x 9 x 6 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Aphrodite and the Wind - bronze - 11 x 11 x 3 3/4 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Kandinsky Horse - metal - 5 1/2 x 9 x 2 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - The Warrior Prince - metal - 8 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 in.

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS