Subject Tags: sunlight, mountains, peaceful, nature inspired, landscapes, water reflection, water, post-impressionism, impressionism, contemporary, metallic gold, sunsets, sunset beach, ocean waves, ocean, california, california landscape, beaches, sea, seaside, seascape
Size: 28"W x 22"H x 1.25"D
Year Created: 2013
Ready to Hang
I enjoy walking along the coast as a sort of moving meditation so that when I reach the spot depicted, I'm in a state of waking dream and peace.This painting is my attempt to capture the light, atmosphere and mood of that particular time and place, the sunset over Santa Monica Beach. I used gold enamel, which makes the painting shimmer, mimicking the motion of sunlight on water. And also, the metallic paint is used to depict the transcendental light of the sacred, as many cultures have used silver and gold in their spiritual images attempting to capture a color and light only visible to the inner eye.
The painting itself is 18" X 24', but it comes floated inside a 22" X 28" black box frame with white background. Simple, yet elegant.
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 .