Size: 9"W x 12"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
I painted this piece in the evening on location at Balboa Park in San Diego. I did a plein air paint-out with a group of artist friends to create a commemoration of Balboa Park's 100-year celebration in San Diego. This image gives you a side view of the Museum of Man. I love the glow through the window, and the ornate decoration on the dome.
I created this nocturne piece because I'm always fascinated by architecture. The baroque architecture of the buildings in Balboa Park make for some fun images.
On this particular evening, I wasn't feeling as well earlier in the day. I was starting to come down with a sore throat. Nevertheless it was a beautiful night with not too many people around except for my friends. As my painting progressed, I became more energized, and my sore throat disappeared momentarily for the evening. Sometimes when I'm not feeling well, it becomes more challenging for me to execute a painting. In this case, the fresh air and the painting process motivated me to create a piece that I’m happy to share.
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.