Thursday, September 20, 2007



Delight in complimentary heart healthy appetizers in a setting surrounded by beautiful works of art as you hear some of Orange County's health experts speak on the issues you need to know. Discover a revealing look at everything from heart healthy nutrition, exercise and stress solutions to the latest cutting-edge information on prevention, early detection and protecting a healthy heart for life!

Don't Miss "Meet the Author" book signing opportunities, giveaways and other special treats each evening!

September 25, 2007: Kelly Tucker, MD
co-author of Women and Heart Disease
Appreciating Art and Protecting Your Heart

October 24, 2007: Ari Babaknia, MD
founder of DrSoy Nutrition
Soy and Heart Health

November 14, 2007: Lawrence Santora, MD
author of the OC Cure for Heart Disease
Stop Heart Attacks Now!

January 16, 2008: Gena Kadar DC, CNS
developed the Get Healthy! Therapeutic Lifestyle Program
Heart Healthy Makeover through Lifestyle Change

February 19, 2008: Special!
Wine and your Heart: Wine Tasting Event
A special evening to conclude the series!

17300 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Light and heart healthy refreshments will be served.

Tickets for the complete series are only a $45 suggested donation
September 20th, 2007. Thereafter, they are a $15 suggested donation per lecture.

RSVP: Space is limited! Please call to pre-register at (714) 245-0056 or call Chemers Gallery at (714) 731-5432. You can also register by email at

100% of the event proceeds will benefit cardiac screening, awareness and outreach activities at the Center for Cardiovascular Wellness.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

NEW! Latest landscapes from Dave Chapple

We just received 3 wonderful new paintings from Dave Chapple!


16 x 12
Oil on Board

Looking at the peaceful landscapes of Dave Chapple it's hard to imagine that he was once a pro football player. In fact, he held the record for the NFL's longest punt in 1979! Now, he is better known for his beautiful California landscape paintings. But, those football days are not forgotten.

"I had spent six years playing football, and either I had to continue playing football until I was 35...or find out while I was still young if I could make it as an artist."

Country Road
16 x 12
Oil on Board

As a child, Dave became very ill and spent much of his time studying and sketching animal wildlife. Later, Dave learned a great deal more about animals and their habitats during his job as a taxidermist. These observational skills didn't fulfill their artistic potential yet. Dave found himself holding a key position at the Los Angeles Rams football team as their star kicker. With his passion for art and nature increasing, Dave spent the off-seasons painting wildlife and landscapes. In 1975 he took a chance and decided to pursue a career as an artist, leaving his pro football career for good.

He did make it as an artist! The discipline he learned from his football days came in handy when applied to his rigorous 60 hours per week painting schedule. As he began exhibiting at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, his work quickly found popularity. His beautiful hand-painted wildlife etchings, many of which you may remember, became wildly popular. Soon the commissions began rolling in, working for such golf legends as Jack Nicklaus and Fred Couples, as well as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and prominent PGA courses.

Over thirty years after his initial leap into the art world, Dave is still in high demand as a artist, and we are proud to present a group of new landscapes. Dave's California landscapes are peaceful and handled in a traditional manner. His warm palette, balanced by cool greens and blues, evoke that temperate climate we all enjoy to the envy of others. Dave paints the historic California we can all appreciate.

In his painting Irvine, Dave depicts the way he remembers Irvine growing up, "When Irvine Blvd. was just a one lane street." Remember California's magestic Eucalyptus trees? Dave paints them with a nostalgic, appreciative eye. In Country Road, just imagine taking a stroll with a friend through this warm landscape sprinkled with vibrant orange and lavender wildflowers. You can't help but allow yourself to rest, take a deep breath and relax in front of his vision of California.

Come visit Chemers Gallery to see Chapple's new works, or view our website:

Monday, September 10, 2007

WE WANT YOU! (to get involved)

Recently, we have created a blog in hopes of giving our customers up to date information about special events, new artwork/artists and other topics of interest. We also want to give YOU, our clients and potential clients, a forum to discuss art or framing and a place to express art issues, queries and cheers.

We want you to get involved! Art is an exciting, mysterious, and passionate being. Don't you want to explore it? Please leave us your comments:


What would you like to see on our blog?
What topics interest you?
What art issues would you like to see discussed?
What styles of art and framing impress you?
What trends are happening in the art world and how can I keep up?

Did you see a painting in a magazine that you loved? Read an article you agreed/disagreed with? Heard about an art event that might interest others? Stumbled across an amazing website?
Tell us about it!

Simply click on the word "comments" below any blog and tell us everything! (Or just read what other people are saying).

Together, we can make our blog more inspiring, informative and helpful for YOU!

Of course, if you would like more direct access, please feel free to call or email us at the gallery or check out our website:

Saturday, September 1, 2007

NEW! Latest Plein-Air from Bonnie Holmes

We just received 7 stunning new paintings from Bonnie Holmes!
Cloud and Sea Series, Study No.3
12 x 16
Oil on Board

Sacred Garden Morning
12 x 9
Oil on Board

Bonnie Holmes is a local artist originally from Oakland, California. She attended Otis Art Institute on two scholarships and Chouinard Art School on scholarship. She is a member of the So. Cal. Plein Air Painters Association and the California Art Club. She has participated in the SOCALPAPA Members Show as well as the LPAPA Members Shows.

Holmes has been painting her signature soft, illuminating plein-air oils for over 15 years. She began her career painting figuratives and watercolors, but became fascinated with the natural beauty of scenery and landscapes while on a fishing trip with her husband.

Holmes is known for creating a warm feeling using a palette that shimmers like the water she so loves to paint. She uses colors not usually seen in traditional plein-air. In her new Cloud and Sea Series, Holmes uses splashes of vibrant purple with a hint of green for a cool, soothing effect. The new painting Sacred Garden Morning depicts a California mission with bricks of bright pink set before a brilliantly lit sky. Holmes's paintings are meant to display the details of a particular time of day or a certain mood of the weather. Her paintings have movement, sensuality and incredible depth.

"I am intrigued by the beauty of nature untouched by man. In this way, painters of the natural world are almost like historians...My goal is to keep the eye of a child, to train the eye to see what the average person misses."

Come visit Chemers Gallery to see Holmes's new works, or view our website:

Bonnie Holmes is an expert in beauty. In addition to creating paintings that make our souls feel beautiful, Holmes has also created a line of skin care to keep our skin beautiful, BONNIE HOLMES SKIN CARE.

Growing up in sunny California, Holmes began developing sun related skin problems in her twenties. Constantly disappointed by misleading and ineffective products, Holmes set out to create her own. Already with an extensive background in life sciences, Holmes delved into advanced esthetician training. In 1989, she debuted her skin care line, Bonnie Holmes Skin Care.

"Our formulas consider the most sensitive of skin types. No perfumes, no dyes, no animal-sourced ingredients are used. Only the purest of plant-derived ingredients have been selected...each formula addresses the correct pH range for the skin and for its usage."

Bonnie Holmes Skin Care is sold right here at Chemers Gallery! Please come visit us to purchase, place an order, or get free samples! Learn more on the Bonnie Holmes Skin Care website:


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