Specializing in Early California & American Impressionism
Lorelei Gable, Gallery Director Lorelei Gabel has been the Director of the Carmel Fine Art Gallery for the past 18 years. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where her seminars were held in the prestigious National Gallery of Art. Following university, she went on to graduate study in Germany where her knowledge was further enhanced by time spent in the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay and Van Gogh Museum, as well as with the prominent art dealers there. She brings a lifetime of experience to assist you in building an art collection that you can be proud of, and which will give you pleasure for years to come. She is here to assist in both the acquisition and the selling of works in your collection.
Harry Parashis, founder of the Carmel Fine Art gallery Harry Parashis, the owner of the Carmel Fine Art gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, has for many years served the discriminating collector of Early American art and Early California Impressionist artists. He has also been instrumental in securing art for many private and corporate collections both in California and across the United States.
Harry acquired several important historical properties throughout California, personally overseeing their renovation using building materials and techniques of the period particular to each home.
Furthermore he filled his homes with fine paintings of the period, creating a stunningly beautiful environment, showing what is possible when homes and art are united in harmony. Please see our Art in Homes section for further information on these homes.
Happy Customer Say
While living a few hundred miles away, I travel back and forth California and Maryland, very often indeed. So each time I do that I always try to visit this gallery, either on my own or bringing my friends and relatives in. I am very impressed with the quality of the art on display, the facility (airy and bright rooms, well maintained and with an easy flow in this small space), and of course knowledgeable and attentive staff. We have paintings from this gallery in all of our houses and its a great addition to our collection. Best gallery in Carmel”
The variety of paintings in Carmel Fine Art Gallery is incomparable. We are smitten especially with the interior scenes by Doug Morgan. They are so intimate and warm. But, the artist has great range… we have oft been tempted by the energy of his San Francisco street scenes, the tranquility of his Carmel coastals and valley landscapes. He caries on the tradition of the plein air in a very modern way.”
I visited this fine art gallery back in November 2019: it’s one block from ocean avenue in Carmel on Dolores st. I was interested in a French 1920’s painting of Edouard Cortes, but the gallery also has extensive experience with California impressionist paintings both historic and from living artists. They have an eclectic collection of both, of the most beautiful examples. Especially for California coastal paintings, the place to go to. The 30+ year experience, of the art gallery director, translates into valuable advice on what paintings to focus on. A gallery to visit for the art and advice!”
When I first visited this beautiful gallery and I laid my eyes on paintings by Ray Carpenter, I thought I was viewing one of the giants of the Early California school. His work is nostalgic – it borrows from and pays tribute to the past by interpreting the tonalist, plein air tradition in a fresh new way, keeping all the quality of technique of the Old Masters in the framework of contemporary impressionism.”