Circa 2007 This is a freshly painted masterpiece by California plein Air artist James Dudley Slay 111. It is a brilliant landscape featuring lush wildflowers amongst towering Eucalyptus trees in the foreground and background. This was painted in the forest surrounding University of California San Diego. The painting measures 26 1/2" wide by 22 1/2" high framed in a new gold leafed Art Nouveau style frame. This is a beauty to be lived with and enjoyed for years. It is worthy of passing on a family treasure. This is the perfect time to start collecting his works for maximum appreciation in value. Beyond the investment potential is the enjoyment of living with these beauties of nature''s reflections. James Dudley Slay III was born on October 2, 1953 in Jackson, Mississippi. Slay began his formal instruction at the New England School of Design. He briefly attended the Otis Art Institute in Pasadena, California. He followed this with personal tutoring from Russian impressionist Sergei Bongart. He also studied with Karl Dempwolf and Frank Serrano at the California Art Club. His specialty is painting in the plein air tradition and in his studio. His works can be found in private collections nationwide and in permanent display at the American Museum of Art in Petropavlovsk, Kamechatka Russia. He has exhibited in juried art shows across the state. Slay is listed in ART.com and the Artist''s Bluebook.