About Big Sur to Mendocino




"John Steinbeck once said that the Salinas Valley haunted him 'like a remembered symphony.' Kevin Milligan's stunning paintings of this region may also linger in the mind. His paintings and the stories that accompany them trace the shadows, surf and human presence in the place Steinbeck called home--Monterey County and North to San Francisco."

Susan Shillinglaw - Executive Director, National Steinbeck Center

"Kevin's book is a treasure chest of stories and paintings and iconic moments that commemorate and illuminate one of the most loved regions of the world."

Paulette Lynch - Executive Director, Arts Council for Monterey County.

"In this book he pays appropriate homage to the artists and writers who came before him. He now adds to this lineage his contribution of unique, tranquil, inspired views that were twenty years in the making."

Marvin Schenck - Board Member, Arts Council of Mendocino County




About the Gallery




The Kevin Milligan Gallery owned by Patricia Dillon and Kevin Milligan is located in downtown Carmel on Lincoln Street just south of Ocean Avenue. The Gallery presents the work of a talented eclectic group of artists working in sculpture, photography, ceramic, painting and mixed media.

The gallery is known for photography by Steven Castro that captures the dramatic cliffs, fog and cypress of neighboring Big Sur, Point Lobos and the Central Coast. The plein air paintings by Kevin Milligan depict the California Coast of Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey and Big Sur all the way to Mendocino. Interior valleys with oaks, canyons, foothills and wine country of Napa Sonoma and Mendocino counties are other favorite subjects. Kevin's first book, "Mendocino: A Painted Pictorial" was selected by the Chief Curator of American Art for the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery of Literature.

Abstract paintings made in acrylic in an opaque improvisational style are by Paula Boas. Sea inspired works in mixed media of porcelain and glass are made by internationally recognized Peter Masters. The figurative sculpture by Colin Lambert and Jason Griego offers different styles in mediums of bronze, resin and found objects that create a rich diversity for the gallery visitor to enjoy.