Santa Ynez Valley, Oak . watercolor . private collection

Santa Ynez Valley, Oak . watercolor . private collection


After thirty successful years running a professional picture framing business and fine art gallery, Lisa and Ralph Young closed Young’s Gallery of Los Olivos in December of 2015.

Lisa Young, gallery director, continues to represent the legacy of nationally - renowned American artist Merv Corning (1926 – 2006), a self – trained master of the watercolor technique. She handles his newly acquired watercolors, oils and acrylics as well as original lithographs and limited edition Giclee prints.

Merv’s legacy has grown immensely throughout these years finding his originals in American museums such as The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of The U.S. Air Force, The Canton Museum of Art, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Heinz History Center Museum, Leach/Esterline Corporation and many more.

Before Corning’s sudden death in 2006, Merv and his wife Tula worked for decades preparing to publish a fine art coffee table book. Since he passed, Tula and Lisa have dedicated these years to see this dream come true!
Please visit the book link to order “Merv Corning – An American Artist”.