IRVINE, CA.- The Irvine Museum presents Water, Land and Sky: Rediscovering - Albert Thomas DeRome, through May 14, 2005. California-native Albert Thomas DeRome (1885-1959) was born in San Luis Obispo County. He studied at the Mark Hopkins School of Art and tried his hand at political cartooning before deciding to become a landscape painter. After a long recovery from a serious car accident in 1931, DeRome shifted from watercolor to oil, and spent the rest of his life documenting the mountains, rolling hills and valleys, waterways and especially, the beautiful, changing coastline of northern California. He often painted with fellow artists such as William Keith, Will Sparks, and Percy Gray. His works can be found in many California museums but most of it remains with the family to this day.