Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2015
We recently came back from a trip to Oahu, Hawaii. It was our last day of vacation, and we were driving from the North Shore back to Honolulu. On our drive back, we saw the famous Chinaman's Hat along Kamehameha Highway. Of course we pulled over to take a few photos.
I love the pure simplicity of the "hat" island in the background, clear blue water, and the gentle tradewinds swaying the palm trees. What tropical bliss...
This painting is titled "One More day" because I wasn't quite ready to home from our Hawaii vacation yet. I think we've all had that sentiment during vacation. This is a wish for one more day by the beach. Alas, while that wish can't truly be a reality, at least I have this memento created on canvas.
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.