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SOCALPAPA FALL SHOW - Juried Art Show "Sense of Beauty"  NOVEMBER  11-16, 2017

                  Congratulations to the Award Winners:

1st Place: Kevin Davidson - Newport Harbor from Lookout                                                         2nd Place: Gia Moody - Wave #2                                        3rd Place: Margaret Larlham - Last Look Himmelpfort

Hon. Mention: Steve Kell - Moss Point Morning                                         Hon. Mention: Toni Danchik - Quiet Moments After Work                           Hon. Mention: Kathleen Strukoff - Supper Time Hush

Albert Stanchfield Award: Ursula Olsson - Tropical                         Albert Stanchfield Award: David Zenger - Santiago Creek

                         FEATURED ARTIST    Wendy Wirth


“The elusive light of nature is a constant inspiration. That’s what guides me to keep exploring and recording life’s little moments. Quiet memories of time spent well.”

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Wendy spent her childhood falling in love with California’s golden hillsides, sweeping vistas and majestic shorelines. Honoring the tradition of the early outdoor painters, she strives to convey the atmosphere, depth, and drama of the modern painted landscape. 

It’s that magic edge between darkness and light that draws her in; the long shadow, the blush of twilight, a dramatic pop of color, and that spectacular light show at the end of the day that inspires her paintings most.

Exploring the landscape with Acrylic, Wendy prefers to begin her works directly from life. With only about two hours of precious light before the sun changes everything, capturing that first impression on site is the essential part. Then in her studio she’ll continue to build depth into the work using layers of paint for subtle color changes. Her paintings impart a sense of mood, place and time, translating the scene in a true-to-site historical manner. 

A Cal State Fullerton graduate, Wendy enjoyed a twenty-year career in Illustration and Graphic Arts before immersing herself in painting full time. Wendy is extremely honored to be returning in 2018 for her 9th year as an Exhibitor at the prestigious Laguna Beach Festival of Arts.

To learn more about Wendy's work, please click this button: Wendy Wirth Fine Art