Thanks to a donation from retired educator Dick Jaulus, autographed copies of the book MENDOCINO, Paintings by David Gregory, Words by John Bear (currently listed at $39.95 on Amazon and other sites) are now available for a limited time at the discounted price of $20 in a winter fund-raiser for the Community Center of Mendocino’s After School Enrichment Program, with all proceeds benefitting the after school programs for children. The award-winning full-color book features seventy new oil and watercolor paintings by artist David Gregory. Writer John Bear has revised and updated his historical, sometimes whimsical and always entertaining text.
A wonderful holiday gift, autographed copies are available at the Community Center, 998 School Street, Mendocino from November 13 to December 31. Information at (707) 937-4133 or (707) 937-0334. Reserve yours soon.
About the Book
David Gregory and John Bear came independently to Mendocino in the mid-1970s, and decided that this was a place they wished to live. And so they did: six years for David, eleven for John, with regular return visits.
David Gregory studied painting, printmaking, and architecture at the University of Illinois. He has created more than 3,000 paintings and etchings. His work is in hundreds of private collections.
John Bear wrote thirty books for major publishers, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, Late Night with Letterman, and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. And he opened and ran an Ice cream parlor on Main Street in Mendocino.
In 2011, the two joined forces to publish a fine art coffee table book which features over 70 color reproductions of David Gregory’s paintings of the village he called home for six years. David’s paintings reflect his love of Mendocino and the northern California coast, while John Bear’s text compliments the artwork with observations and musings that are sometimes historical, sometimes whimsical, and always entertaining.