Obi Kaufmann drawing and painting at Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, CA

Saturday Jan 18 2020   12:00 PM
Gallery 125  421 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA  map

Watch Obi Kaufmann at work, drawing and painting at Gallery 125 on Saturday, January 18, 12 – 3pm. Sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., who will be pouring beer tastings in the gallery, the resulting work will be available for purchase in the festival’s auction, closing at 7pm in the Miners Foundry.

Obi is the featured artist of this year’s festival. The best-selling author of The California Field Atlas and The State of Water, he travels all over the state working on his new books and paintings, and meeting with communities and organizations determined to protect California’s natural world.

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Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is