9.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.8"D

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Dixie Galapon


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: plein aire, impressionist, california landscape, pacific, by the ocean, waves, beach

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 9"W x 12"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2016

I named this painting "Freedom" because I created it on my day off (La Jolla Cove, San Diego.) There is something so liberating about being able to paint plein air (a.k.a. outdoors) by the beach when most other folks are toiling away at the office. It was a perfect sunny day, with rolling ocean waves which were like music to my ears. The only downside was that I had hoped to capture the image of a sea lion who sat on one of the rocks in the foreground for a few minutes. I had hoped he would return, but he didn't...It was a great day out anyway!

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.

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