Size: 12"W x 16"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
I created this piece because it reminds me of the last time I was in Paris a few years ago. It was a time when macarons where still largely unknown to most folks, including myself. I found a Laduree macaron kiosk at Orly airport and had the most amazing macarons in my life. Alas I didn't get to go to any of the boutique stores in town but this image is inspired by one of the Laduree boutique shops. Even the kiosk at the airport was still a miniature version of the shops with the decorations and fancy packaging.
My inspiration in creating this piece is because there is something really magical about going into a bakery. It inspires celebrations - both big and small...something we all have in our everyday lives.
The reason I chose the title for this piece is that macarons are a truly a bit of magic when done well, with the crisp but airy exterior shell, and with the creamy and sometimes fruity interior. I admit that I love food - and not just savory food dessert as well.
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.