Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
This painting was created on another evening paint-out with friends in Balboa Park in San Diego. Within Balboa Park, there are so many historic buildings which can make for a great painting; but this time it was the Lily Pond calling my name. I love how the colors from building reflect on to the water. It is amazing that you can see some of those reflections even at night, and with minimal light. As I was painting, my senses were awakened by the smell of flowers from the adjacent garden, and the sounds of the ducks quacking and swimming through the water. Balboa Park definitely comes "alive" at night!
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.