Size: 20"W x 10"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
One of life's enjoyable pleasures is finding a restaurant with great food and ambiance. This painting is based on a visit to Bouchon café in Las Vegas. It is a Parisian café with beautiful blue mosaic tile floors and French doors. This café is tucked away at the Venetian resort and is a lovely haven away from all the lights and sounds of typical Las Vegas. I painted this painting loosely in the style of Matisse. This painting was created alla prima - in one sitting. I especially love the pattern of the blue tile in this piece.
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.