Celebrating the Heritage and Practices of Traditional Fine Arts Worldwide
Exhibition Dates: June 21 – September 2, 2021
A special thanks to Kristin Hoerth, editor-in-chief of Southwest Art Magazine, for selecting the 43 finalists displayed in this showcase.
The artwork presented in this exhibition is framed, and available for purchase. If you are interested in acquiring a work, please submit a purchase inquiry. Additionally, we request that you consult our Terms of Sale.
Visiting Point Dume State Beach, I was struck by two young women enjoying the warmth of the beautiful sunny day, an older couple gazing out to sea sharing a quiet moment together, and an elderly woman happily feeding the gulls as she probably does every day. This peaceful scene was in great contrast to the visual backdrop of violence from an earlier cataclysmic event that ripped huge boulders from the cliff face and tumbled them into the sea where they will remain for centuries to come until the sea slowly wears them down to join the sand of the beach.
Rock Star was inspired by a trip to the tide pools at White Point in San Pedro, CA on a beautiful winter day when the first large waves began to crash over the rocks. The sound and fury of that first wave grabbed the attention of everyone on the beach and time seemed to stop as we all watched the wave rise higher and higher then crash into the tide pools below with a sudden loud boom. Mother Nature put on a show that day, but none of the following waves matched the awe we felt when that first giant wave rocked our world.