The Redfern Gallery
One of California’s finest galleries specializing in American Impressionism
The Redfern Gallery should not be missed by anyone interested in fine art. Specializing in American Impressionism with an emphasis on paintings by the early California Plein Air Artists (1890-1940), the gallery walls are filled with carefully selected museum quality paintings.
The collection includes many artists such as Guy Rose, William Wendt, Franz Bischoff, Donna Schuster, Alson Clark, Joseph Kleitsch and Granville Redmond. Complimenting the historical paintings are current works by plein air artists, Kevin Macpherson and Gregory Hull who paint in the same style as the early Impressionists. The gallery also displays a fine collection of sculpture by notable artists Carol Alleman and Mark Rossi.
The Redfern Gallery is a member of the Fine Art Dealers Association, FADA, a respected national organization of art dealers. The gallery was founded in 1976 and for thirty years has provided quality paintings which are always guaranteed to be authentic. We are interested in buying quality paintings and invite you to contact us about works you would like to acquire or sell.
Located on Pacific Coast Highway across from the Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, California, The Redfern Gallery continues to be a source for private, corporate and museum collections. The Redfern Gallery is at your service whether you are buying selling or just researching that special painting.
Meet the Staff
Ray Redfern - owner
Ray Redfern, owner, established The Redfern Gallery in 1976. His first interest in the California School came with the purchase of the Donna Schuster estate in 1975. Over the past thirty years, he has researched and exhibited works by the California artists who were active during the years 1890-1940. These artists have helped to establish a visual historical record depicting the land, life and beauty at the turn of the century. This fascinating rediscovery of the "California Plein Air Artists" continues to receive significant recognition.
His keen eye for quality paintings is largely responsible for his success in the art world. He loves his profession and looks forward to many more years in the gallery business. Ray’s personal interests include traveling, fly fishing, skiing and golf. He feels fortunate to live near the ocean in a charming city where many of the early impressionists painted.
Roberta Haltom has been with The Redfern Gallery for thirteen years. Her love of art started as a child and Roberta continued her art studies in High School. She was a Fine Arts major for two years at the University of Iowa. Later she moved to California and completed her degree at Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Business Management.
After several years in business she wanted to combine her business experience with her love of art. Roberta worked in other art galleries before settling at The Redfern Gallery.
Her life long appreciation of impressionist paintings is evident in her enthusiasm for her work at The Redfern Gallery.
Karl Ring began as an associate for the Redfern Gallery in January of 2004. Prior to joining the gallery, Karl served in management for ten years at a major Five Star beach resort. Karl received his degree in Hospitality Business Management from Washington State University.
It is this strong background in customer service and operations that have made him an invaluable asset to the Redfern Gallery. Karl has made significant improvements streamlining the operation of the gallery. His enthusiasm for learning and determination, always striving to improve, make him an important member of our staff. Karl possesses a passion for excellence that translates into the best possible customer service always insuring that each and every customer’s expectations are not just met but exceeded.
Laguna Beach has been Karl’s home for the past thirty years and his exposure to the art world began there. His interest in art has developed over time and he is drawn to the Early California Impressionists for their nostalgic interpretation of the Golden State.
On a personal note, he enjoys outdoor sports, especially ocean sports, and plays beach volleyball at the tournament level. It is his enthusiasm for the art of California along with his customer service and management skills that make Karl Ring an appreciated member of The Redfern Gallery.
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