Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
I was on an evening paint-out with a group of artist friends. We met at the La Jolla Shores beach to capture the scenery on canvas. I created this painting in the middle of summer. It was a great night to paint because there weren't too many people around. It was also so nice to hear the crashing waves on the shore. In the distance you can see the buildings of downtown La Jolla. I love how the city lights are reflected in the water, and also how they sparkle in the sky. I really enjoyed creating this painting because nothing beats the joy of painting under the stars by the beach!
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.