Spanish Village at Night

12.00"W x 6.00"H x 0.8"D

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Dixie Galapon


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: diego, san, park, balboa, landscape, village, spanish, expressionist, nocturne, impressionist

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 12"W x 6"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

Every year during the first weekend in December, there is a winter festival at Balboa Park in San Diego, otherwise known as December nights. The park and its museums and shops celebrate for the holidays. This is the Spanish Village at Balboa Park in San Diego. The Spanish Village houses a cluster of artist studios. My husband and make it an annual tradition to join the December Nights festival. This past year, it was especially charming to walk through the Spanish village decorated with all of the holiday décor. You can see all the holiday shoppers having a festive time. I enjoy painting nocturne scenes, and I thought this image would make a great painting.

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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