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Pour a glass or cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and browse my art from the comfort of your home, office or where ever you may be hiding.
All the art in this gallery is available as Fine Art Prints and/or Originals. See the details on each artwork as to its availability and how you can order.

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The Face of Fasching

A jubilant observer watched the passing Fasching Parade form his window in Germay.

Oil on canvas 24 X 30

The Gift


The tradesmen statue stand before the 300 year old Baroque Trinity Church in Speyer Germany as a young boy offers a gift of flowers.

Oil on canvas 18 X 24

The Gift
Sunrise at Oases Death Valley

Sunrise at the Oases Death Valley

On Easter 2017 my wife and I made a trip to Death Valley, the weather was nice, only 101°. I’m an early riser and love the colors of morning. In this painting tried to capture the desolation, the intensity of the sun and colors of the desert.

Oil on canvas 24X36

Morning Walk

Looming over the Hamlet of Tehachapi is a scarred limestone mountain that has been quarried for over 100 year to feed the hunger cement plant below. The limestone glows in the morning sunlight.

Oil on canvas, 24 x 30

Morning Walk

The Last Circus Train 

By Gene Stirm, Tehachapi Artist
Oil paint on canvas 24 x 48 inches, May 2, 2017

Currently on display at the Tehachapi Rill Road Depot Museum, Down Town Tehachapi  

When the announcement came on January, fourteenth of 2017, that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, after 146 years of performances, was folding its big tent forever on May 21, 2017, my heart sank. I fell in love with the Circus the first time I saw it in 1950, at the age of five. Throughout my life whenever the Circus was in town, if I possibly could, I would go, eventually introducing my family to the Greatest Show on Earth.
The Painting
I made the first sketch on January 17, 2017, based on photos I took when the Circus Train past through the loop in the summer of 2006 and at the Green Street crossing as it passed through town in 2010. Once I finalized the sketch, I began painting in oils a week later. I worked on the painting for five months. Finally, with tears in my eyes, I finished the painting May 21, 2017, and christened it, The Last Circus Train.
One caveat I must add, my Great Grandfather, Otto Gerhart Niehaus, came to America as a traipse artist performing with the Ringling Brothers Circus in 1865. He toured for four years before taking an engineering position with Thomas Edison at Menlo Park, New Jersey. So you see, there is Circus in my blood.

The Lilac Houses

In the spring of 2017, as the profusion lilacs burst into bloom through our town, I began painting the “Lilac Houses” collection. They were first shown at the Tehachapi Museum in June of 2017. The three painting are in oil and panted in Contemporary Impressionist Style.
The three house are on the City of Tehachapi, historic registry. Tehachapi is famous its lilac once had several farms devoted to the growing of lilac for the commercial market.

Casa de Errea

Oil on canvas 18 x24

The painting, Casa de Errea, was selected to be shown at MOAH: Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA. Casa de Errea, is the oldest house in Tehachapi

The Blue Shutters

Oil of Canvas 18 x 24

I have always enjoy walking by the house with blue shutter, it seems so happy. Its lilac hedges give it an air of mystery most of the year, but when in bloom, the become welcoming.

The Yellow House

Oil on canvas 24 x 18

In spring when all the multicolored lilac and blooming this simple country house now in the heart of town is a riot of color. It is beloved by both local and visitors alike.

The Painted Ladies Collection

I have long had a fascination with old houses. Is started in art school when our class spent several weeks on location drawing and painting the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA.
I painted the originals of this series between 1989 and 1990 on my free time as I traveled around the country creating menus. The Limited Edition Lithographs were produced at Artco Lithography & Printing in Anaheim, CA in 1990 and published by Stirm/Collins & Associated. There are only a very few prints available.

Gene Stirm Artist - Watercolor & Ink on 22 x 30 Paper

The Southern Bell

Location: New Orleans, original painted 1989 in watercolor and pen & ink on paper, Original is not for sale. Limited Edition Print signed and numbered available from artist at $15 or complete set of all five for $50, contact me direct for details.

Gene Stirm Artist - Watercolor & Ink on 22 x 30 Paper

The Hidaway

Location: New Orleans, original painted 1989 in watercolor and pen & ink on paper, Original is not for sale. Limited Edition Print signed and numbered available from artist at $15 or complete set of all five for $50, contact me direct for details.

Gene Stirm Artist - Watercolor & Ink on 22 x 30 Paper

The Secret Room

Location: Los Angles, original painted 1990 in watercolor and pen & ink on paper, Original is not for sale. Limited Edition Print signed and numbered available from artist at $15 or complete set of all five for $50, contact me direct for details.

Gene Stirm Artist - Watercolor & Ink on 22 x 30 Paper

Patricia's Memory

Location: Watsonville, original painted 1990 in watercolor and pen & ink on paper, Original is not for sale. Limited Edition Print signed and numbered available from artist at $15 or complete set of all five for $50, contact me direct for details.

Gene Stirm Artist - Watercolor & Ink on 22 x 30 Paper

House on the Hill

Location: Redlands, CA, original painted 1990 in watercolor and pen & ink on paper, Original is not for sale. Limited Edition Print signed and numbered available from artist at $15 or complete set of all five for $50, contact me direct for details.