The El Fornio Chamber of Commerce and Historical Society is pleased to announce local resident Pere Henderson is our “Artist of the Month.” Mr. Henderson, who was born in El Fornio and attended the Junior College here in the 1970s, continues to live and work in the coastal down of Three Hills, located ten miles to the south of the city of El Fornio. As well, Mr. Henderson offers his services as a volunteer docent at the historical society. Please click on any of the images below to examples of his work or read local coverage of his opening down at the University of California at Santa Barbara.



An Oil Platform Fetishist

Map of Offshore Oil Platforms off the California Coast
(in PDF format)

Thomas Kinkade, "The Painter of Light"

What is Beach Tar (asphaltum)?

Native American Uses of Asphaltum

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