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London Eye Spring

14.00"W x 11.00"H x 0.8"D

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Dixie Galapon

SAN DIEGO, CA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: architechture, treescape, urbanscape, amusement park, ferris wheel, europe, london

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2016

I recently came back from a trip to London and took the obligatory trip on the London Eye. It was still a bit chilly as it was the start of springtime... but ferris wheels evoke feelings that summer fun is just around the corner. During this visit, the trees were decorated with whimsical yellow ribbons to mimic a candyland theme in the garden area adjacent to the big wheel. This painting is a memoir of my last full day in London. Everyone should ride a ferris wheel every now and then - to see the sights in the surrounding areas, and to see a part of the world in slightly different ways.

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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