I have been painting in the Irvine Ranch Wilderness for over a decade. Nothing is neat & tidy or groomed for appearance. Nature takes over in this conservancy and I love it so much. The beauty is calming and mind blowing to me. This was a trip to views beyond Irvine Lake by riding into Fremont Canyon, a delicate habitat of wild oaks, mountain lions, deer and views forever when we climbed up high.
I liked this composition as it presents the shoreline, the lake and a few rounded distant mountains. The later afternoon sun was creating a light & shadow interplay on the middle ground oak tree near the middle. I didn't quite finish this on location so I took it to my studio and refined it. The painting has received an archival varnish to protect it from smoke and air pollutants.
I paint each work of art with passion, skill, experience and love. I use the best quality materials to insure longevity and archival quality. Esther's involvement in art has spanned over 50 years.
She was born in Binghamton, NY in 1955. She focused on art throughout her early educational years, by drawing with any medium she could grasp between her fingers. As a very young child she felt the urge to draw on everything, so her father asked the local butcher for clean wrapping paper for his artist daughter. She would draw too her heart's content on that butcher paper with big bold strokes. When she was eight years old in 1964, she designed a poster for a Calif.
Department of Motor Vehicles contest; it won her first place statewide. While in her senior year of high school in 1973, she was offered a scholarship to the Calif. College of Arts at Oakland, thanks to her art teacher. Instead, there was a seven year marriage to her first husband and having two sons. By 1980 she began formal studies in art at Tompkins Cortland-Community College (TC-3) in Dryden, New York.She studied both architectural design and fine art. She spent another year studying art and art history at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland in 1982.
She moved to Los Angeles in 1983 to study fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). Trying to balance her role as a mother forced her to take a long sabbatical. She retained her creative spirit and became self-motivated in her learning of art.She lived in Washington, D. For five years spending many hours studying the masters in the museums. She remarried and now has two daughters also. She has entered into many juried exhibitions and won various awards.
She is in three art associations, has accelerated her awareness of the plein air and California, plus French impressionism style by continuing to paint among modern signature and established artists. Gallery representation: Afishinado's Gallery.Affiliations are the California Art Club, Southern California Plein Air Painters and the Catalina Art Association. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "visions2art" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.