Photos of Modesitt painting in California


John Modesitt was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, but he grew up in Southern California. His home in Pacific Palisades bordered a natural canyon that he explored with his brother for many years. The natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains in the East and the Pacific Ocean to the west, made a deep and lasting impression on him. Modesitt also spent many hours fishing and diving in the Pacific Ocean, less than a mile from his home.