This plein air acrylic painting is part of Griffith Park, and is a popular hiking area which leads to the Observatory . It is a rugged path, and while painting - I saw snakes and … [Read more...]
A large bouquet of fragrant Stargazer lilies, painted in oil on canvas. … [Read more...]
A scene from the beautiful Oregon coast, painted in oil on canvas board. … [Read more...]
A bouquet of flowers painted in oil on canvas. … [Read more...]
Watercolor.en plein air. Location - Brand Library, Glendale, California. Beautiful Japanese garden next to the library, a lovely area for meditation, and reflecting on the good … [Read more...]
Watercolor en plein air - of the profuse wisteria blooms at Descanso Gardens, Glendale, California. This scene raises one's spirits, especially on a beautiful day as this was. . … [Read more...]
Painted from fresh flowers given to me by thoughtful neighbor... oil on canvas board … [Read more...]
Oil painting on canvas board of the beautiful rose garden at Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles, California. … [Read more...]
This painting is oil on canvas board... and the scene is along the scenic southern Oregon Coast. … [Read more...]
This locale is just north of Beverly Hills, CA. … [Read more...]
Then Gene Chin came into my life, proposed marriage, and we settled in Los Angeles for a few years. Mr Chin, now a CPS, was offered an auditor position in Yokosuka, Japan, as Navy civilian, and later joined U.S.Agency for International Development in more overseas assignments, including Thailand, Philippines, Egypt, Yemen, and Egypt again. During this time, I worked temporarily as secretary for various U.S. agencies and private companies, and finally USAID hired me on a permanent basis as an Executive
Assistant. Gene and I were then assigned as a "tandem" couple. We both retired in 1991.
Gene passed away recently and now I am devoting all my time and energy to art related activities such as art shows, plein air paint-outs, club memberships (California Art Club, Pasadena Society of Artists, Glendale Art Assn., Verdugo Hills Art Assn., and Silverlake Art Collective), etc.
I thoroughly enjoy working with oil paints as well as watercolors . Favorite subjects are portraits, still life, landscapes, and flowers. Many of the still life paintings are of items we collected from our overseas travel - portraits are of interesting faces of friends and models, and the landscapes are places I am familiar with in Oregon and So. California.
Art is a very important part of my activities now. The other part is a little dog I adopted from the animal shelter in January 2014. Little Sasha has been a real joy and a furry bundle of energy and mischief.
1991 - Art Center School of Design, Pasadena - evening courses in portrait painting, portrait drawing,
1992 to 1994- Otis Art School - evening courses in watercolor, childrens book illustration
Verdugo Hills - Hon Mention, animal painting
1997 - Glendale Art Assn. lst place, portrait, 2nd place still life, 3rd place landscape, hon. mention still life
Verdugo Hils Art Assn - 2nd place overall
San Gabriel Fine Art Assn - lst place landscape
Decorative Artist's Workbook Holiday Card Contest
December Rose for Creative Seniors - Hon. Mention - landscape, Hon. Mention - genre