Paul Kozal has been photographing for over 25 years. His award-winning photographs have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States. His work has been featured in leading photographic publications and art magazines. Recently, Kozal was awarded First Prize in the category of color photography at 2013 Gualala Arts Center Annual Fine Art Exhibition. He was also a 2011 Merit Award Winner in B&W+Color Magazine annual photography contest. Kozal's photographs are in the collections of the Monterey Museum of Art, Tokyo Cultural Center, Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University and corporate collections in the United States. His photographs have been selected for the Arts in Embassies Program in Mexico City and Djibouti. He is the owner & gallery director of Studio 391 in Gualala, California. The artist resides in Sea Ranch, California.
About The Sea Ranch: The Sea Ranch landscape's rugged beauty captivates with the hushed majesty of its meadows, its towering forest and commanding shoreline. The Sea Ranch beckons from dawn to dusk, promising that journeys deeper into its marvels will reveal even greater splendor. A ray of sunlight arced across the Pacific Ocean; sheep graving in the meadow; the Knipp-Stengel barn in the afternoon fog; giant redwood and windswept cypress trees; bluff-top trails skirting the ocean: these are among the indelible images The Sea Ranch places on display. Paul Kozal has sought to capture and preserve the quiet grandeur of The Sea Ranch. Training his camera lens on the lilting meadows, the tempestuous ocean and silent forests, the seasonal waterfalls and the dwelling that have seemingly grown into the landscape, Kozal presents a collection of images that embody the enchanting Sea Ranch allure.