Title: Summer Fruit
11 x 14
Weight: 10.0 lbs.
This still life has an "Old Masters" feel and is beautifully framed to compliment and enhance the painting. However, if you prefer, you may purchase it unframed at the price indicated.
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Artistic talent runs in my family. My mother, Catherine, for whom I am named, painted in oil and pastel. One of uncles was professional illustrator and fine artist. I have been artistic from early childhood, but it was not until I retired from the practice of law that I began to follow my artistic muse full time. Since then, I have steeped myself in the study of art and in painting in oil almost daily, both plein air and in the studio. I am a member of the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association ("Socalpapa"), Laguna Plein Air Painters Association ("LPapa"), and the California Art Club ("CAC").
I love plein air painting because nature is the greatest inspiration, and California, where I live, has so many beautiful and iconic landscape features. In plein air painting, one has to work fast to capture the light before it changes. This often gives plein air pieces a particularly fresh and spontaneous feeling. I also enjoy painting in my home studio, where I paint still lifes, figurative pieces, portraits, and larger landscapes from plein air studies and photographic references. My goal in each painting is to capture and convey to the viewer the emotion or that "Ah Hah" moment I feel in viewing the scene or subject as it is revealed by light falling on form.
Self-study, art classes, and workshops with talented and successful artists, and almost daily practice, practice, practice. As they say, the road to artistic mastery is lined with miles of canvas.
Juried in Shows & Exhibits: Best of Plein Air, LPapa, 2014 Local Color, Lofts Gallery, 2014 Viewpoints, Chemers Gallery, 2013 Less is More, LPapa, 2013 Urban Beauty, Higbee Gallery, 2014 6" Squared, Higbee Gallery, 2013 & 2014 Holiday Treasures, Huse Gallery, 2013 (awaiting results for 2014) Travel in Time, OCFAA Showcase Gallery, 2013 Back Bay Show, Socalpapa, 2012, 2013, 2014 Impressionism Then and Now, Socalpapa Gallery, 2012 Costa Mesa Art Council Showcase, 2012 Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, LPapa 2013, 2014 Laguna Beach City Hall Cultural Exhibit, 2012, 2014 Orange County Fair Fine Art Exhibit, 2013, 2014 Balboa Island Artwalk, 2012, 2013, 2014 Old Town Tustin Artwalk, 2011, 2013, 2014 Awards: 1st Place for September Song, OAA, 2013 2nd Place for A Day at the Beach, OAA, 2013 Hon. Mention for The Bell Tower, OAA 2013 Demonstrations: Fine Art Demonstrator (Oil Painting) at Orange Co. Fair, 2013, 2014
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