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“Violet Parkhurst paints seascapes -life-like studies of the bubbling foam-flinging seas of the world, which thunder off the shores in their wild rush for the beach. Her range of work, from the mysterious moonlit seas, to the shimmering summer surf, is inspired by her undying thirst for life and the beauty that surrounds us everyday.”

 Violet Parkhurst’s legendary seascapes are exhibited in exclusive museums and private collections around the world.  Her extensive list of five million collectors include four US Presidents, two Presidents of China, King of Saudi Arabia, and a host of celebrities including her very first admirer Clark Gable.  Parkhurst paintings are currently exhibited on permanent collection in dozens of museums around the world including the Beijing National Museum (China), Stockholm Museum (Sweden).  She has also exhibited in the famous Louvre, Paris and Prado, Madrid Museums.  In 2004 Violet Parkhurst was honored for her contribution to the arts by the City of Los Angeles, with granting of her own namesake day, Violet Parkhurst Day, November 2nd.

 

Violet Parkhurst was born in Derby line, Vermont. As a child, Violet showed an early penchant for drawing.  She later attended the School of Practical Arts in Boston, where she won a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro.  Her early career was followed by a year of study at Baylor College in Waco, Texas. Violet finished her formal training in the arts at Los Angeles State College.

 

Two of her seascapes were chosen with twenty-four other artist's paintings to tour Europe for the Cultural Exchange. The show was at all major museums including the Louvre and Prado. The two paintings are now in the permanent collection of the Stockholm Museum.

In the Spring of 2002, Violet Parkhurst was invited to China, where she was honored as the first western artist to have paintings in the collections of The Great Hall of the Peoples Republic of China and the China National Museum of Fine Arts, and was installed as Professor Emeritus at the Jilin Art College.

 

Violet has served on the Board of Directors for the Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service, and her artwork has been used on the cover of the program for the past 20+ years.  For her lifetime achievement Violet is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in International Art, Community Leaders, Noteworthy Americans and American Artists of Renown.

 

The below collection is only a small sample of the Artist's complete offering.

Original works for sale are available upon request in the Gallery. Please contact inquiry@parkhurstgalleries.com to set an appointment.

 

After the Storm 20x30

Giclee on Canvas

 

A New Beginning 24x26

Giclee on Canvas

 

Angel of the Water 18x27 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Ballerina Girl 16x20

Giclee on Canvas

 

Bengal Tiger 24x30

Giclee on Canvas

 

California Redwoods 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

California Seas 24x30

Giclee on Canvas

 

Croatia 24x36

Oil on Canvas

 

Eastern Lighthouse 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

Original presented to Chinese President Jiang Zemin

 

Endless Seas 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Endless Seas II -After the Storm 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Georgia Wetlands 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Golden Sunrise II 24x36

Oil on Canvas

 

Great Lakes 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Hawaiian Sunset 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Lookout Lighthouse 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Moonlight 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

Original on display at the Beijing National Museum

 

Moonlight Footsteps 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Moonlight Rhondezvous 20x30

Giclee on Canvas

 

Moonlight Splendor 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Moonrays 20x30

Giclee on Canvas

 

Morning Mist 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Morro Bay 20x24

Oil on Canvas

 

Oregon Sand Dunes 2x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Pigeon Point Lighthouse 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Reflections of the Sea 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Rhode Island Sunrise 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Roses 16x20

Giclee on Canvas

 

Running Horses 20x30

Giclee on Canvas

 

Sunset 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

Sunset Reflections 20x30

Giclee on Canvas

 

The Power and The Glory 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

The Survivor 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

Original on display at the Great Hall of the People, China

 

Untitled Snowscape 24x36

SOLD

 

Washington Pines 24x36

Giclee on Canvas

 

 

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