Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I had an impromptu afternoon off one day. I had the choice to relax at home, or go to the beach. I chose to go to the beach in the middle of summer...knowing very well there would be limited parking and lots of people on the beach. And yet I chose to walk with my easel and art supplies - and stand on the sandy shores with the crowds of beachgoers. This is what I came up with - a wondrous colorful painting to celebrate the joy of the day. It was music to my ears to paint while hearing waves crashing on the shore. I'm glad I chose to go to the beach instead of staying at home that day!
Most of us are captivated by beautiful imagery in our daily life: a vibrant sunset, a beautiful piece of architecture, a garden. And yet, with our busy lives, we don’t always have time to enjoy what we already have in our surroundings. I am an artist living in San Diego, painting for over 20 years. My daytime profession is in healthcare, but my artful spirit calls me to create on a regular basis. I began experimenting with oil paints as a young teen. In college I continued my endeavors with various media, and accomplished the equivalent of a Minor of Art in college. After college I pursued a graduate degree in psychology, yet still I continued painting. I have apprenticed under Tetrachromat Artist Concetta Antico in San Diego. Through her instruction, I became the oil painter and artist I am today. In spite of my day job in healthcare, I am regularly compelled to paint and share meaningful images with others in my own colorful and playful style.