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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artist's Statement

My work is about my expression and reaction to the subject.  It is those things that catch my eyes - perhaps the light, more often the shadows and value changes of a place; maybe it is just a feeling the place or moment gives.  All those things and more give me the desire and need to paint it.

Painting is an art of time and space. It shows a special moment of a subject which may change or disappear in a short moment.  But that moment and the feeling of an artist towards it will exist in the form of art for a long time.  My hope is that my paintings bring a connection to the viewer – be it the expression that I try to capture; a link to a certain moment of his/her life; or a reminder of appreciation of the natural world around us. 

About the Artist:

 

As an artist,  I like to use my direct observation to capture the beauty of an object and express it in some subjective format.

Unlike some artists who started drawing or painting when they were five or six, my natural artistic energies developed quite late.  However, I was fortunate to grow up in a family of artistic expression.  My father dedicated his whole life in his career as a movie set director and costume designer.  He was a great artist in his own right.  Throughout my childhood I remembered when he worked on the set he was respectfully addressed as "master" at the movie studio.   Reflecting on this years later,  I realize that the passion and hard work that I saw in my dad has quietly influenced my own artistic skills and habits.

 

My yearn for artistic expressions first emerged through my engagement in various dance forms in performing arts.   However, it was after my first encounter in oil paintings that I fell instantly in love with this traditional art form.  I now work exclusively in traditional oils.  People like to say one who paints is "talented".  I do not fully agree with this.  I believe that almost everybody can paint.  But to paint well requires much hard work, dedication and a strong will in the act of creating.
 

Until recently, Southern California was my home, but I now reside in the Houston, Texas area.  I am excited to explore my art life in a new environment.  

 

 

Affiliations

Member, Imperial Art Alliance, TX

Member, Lone Star Art Guild, TX

(Formerly) Member, Torrance Artists Guild, CA

(Formerly) Member, Artists' Open Group, an affiliate of the Palos Verdes Art Center, CA

(Formerly) Member, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA

(Formerly) Member, Catalina Art Association, CA

Awards

2019 Annual Fall Show - Imperial Art Alliance :

BEST OF SHOW;  PEOPLE'S CHOICE; 

FIRST PLACE; SECOND PLACE; and THIRD PLACE - Oil/Acrylics Category

2017 Gallery of Fine Art - Torrance Artists Guild - BEST OF SHOW

2016 Gallery of Fine Art - Torrance Artists Guild - RICHESON OIL PAINTING AWARD

2015 Artists' Open Group Holiday Show - SECOND PLACE

2014 Gallery of Fine Art - Torrance Artists Guild - BEST OF SHOW; and FIRST PLACE - Landscape/Seascape Category

2014 South Bay Artists Studio Show - FIRST PLACE

2013 Gallery of Fine Art - Torrance Artists Guild - FIRST PLACE - Landscape/Seascape Category; and HONORABLE MENTION - Landscape/Seascape Category

2013 South Bay Artists Studio Show - FIRST PLACE

2012 South Bay Artists Studio Show - FIRST PLACE

2012 Catalina Festival of Art - THIRD PLACE - Mixed Media Painting Category

2011 South Bay Artists Studio Show - FIRST PLACE

Juried Shows/Exhibits

2019 Annual Fall Show - Imperial Art Alliance, Sugar Land, TX

Torrance Katy Geissert Civic Center Library group shows, Torrance, CA

Palos Verdes Art Center juried Holiday Art Shows, Parls Verdes, CA

Annual Gallery of Fine Art shows presented by Torrance Artists Guild, Torrance, CA 

Juried exhibits - Torrance District Office - Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi, District 66, Torrance, CA

Celebrating PVAC Artist Groups Exhibition juried show presented by Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

Annual Malaga Cove Lawn Art Shows, Palos Verdes, CA

South Bay Focus juried Shows - Torrance Art Museum, CA

King Harbor Yacht Club solo show, Redondo Beach, CA

Palos Verdes Art Center "Artists Best of Show" juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes, CA

Solo Show, City Clerk's Office, Torrance, CA

In Motion II Art Exhibition, Redondo Beach, CA

Art Exhibition at Organically at Your Best Spa & Body Works, Redondo Beach, CA

Annual South Bay Artists Studio Shows, Torrance, CA 

Annual Catalina Festival of Art shows, Avalon, Catalina

CA101 Juried Shows, Redondo Beach, CA

Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival, Torrance, CA

Armstrong Theater, Torrance, CA

Colortec Art Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA

Catalina Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Avalon, Catalina

Art.A.Fair - Laguna Beach Fine Art Show, Laguna Beach, CA

King Harbor Artists by the Sea Art Shows, Redondo Beach, CA

Riviera Village Summer Festivals, Redondo Beach, CA

Dijon Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA

Palos Verdes Art Center annual show, Palos Verdes, CA

St. John's Art Wall

Book Covers *link

Lee Shore Blues*. Author: Peter M. Heiberg

Running with the Wind*. Author: Wanda Van Hoy Smith

Catching a Second Wind - More Poems*  Author: Wanda Van Hoy Smith