Fire Roads and Creek Beds
Recognized for both plein-air and studio paintings of rural landscapes, Everett’s approach has been referred to as painterly photo-realism. Living in the recesses of a rocky Chatsworth canyon, Everett has focused on the unique terrain of mid- California coastal ranges, their sand colored boulder formations and rolling hills scattered with oaks. While it is hard to imagine any location in California being “remote” these days, many of Everett’s perspectives are obtainable only by means of his hand-built Ultra Light airplane. Sometimes working from photographs made from the open cockpit of this plane, Everett creates bird’s eye views of a California landscape we know, but which is usually only seen from the occasional fire road.