Return to Paradise

24.00"W x 18.00"H x 0.0"D

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Claudia Cox

Lake Hughes, CA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: couple, lovers, romance, valentines, sea, dream, ocean, sunset, love, beach, figures, portraits, romantic, fantasy

Media: paper, gesso, enamel, oils

Size: 24"W x 18"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

The anonymous silhouette could be one of the many couples who are drawn to Santa Monica Beach during the sunset. Or it could be Adam and Eve returning to Paradise.

I've always been fascinated by why are we drawn to the ocean at this particular time of the day, especially couples. Is it that in the golden light and beauty of this ephemeral moment in time, we ourselves become more beautiful to each other?

The painting includes golden enamel in my attempt to capture that golden light sunset moment and it will shimmer in the sunlight, even after it is framed.

Born in the USA, but I grew up in Chile. That land of wine, poetry, and magic inspired in me early on to create my own visual language. I call it “visual poetry”: people, landscapes and objects selected and stylized to capture an emotion. Back in the USA, in Nebraska, the solitude of endless skies and prairie drew me within to my own realms of imagination. Even though I have a Minor in Art as part of my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, much of my work is self-explored. I got my MA in London, where I was inspired by the great masterpieces, in particular, that of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic artists from whom I've "borrowed" some of my techniques. Here in Los Angeles, California, where I currently reside, I continue my search to give visual expression to the inner experience of our outer world. I'm inspired by the beautiful diversity of people, the variety of environments and the vibrancy of the art scene that currently surrounds me .

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