Karen Brooks was an award winning photographer with many of her pieces shows throughout the US. Some of her work can be seen below and purchased.
Join us this weekend at the Los Alamitos Community Center for the Weekend of Art in Los Alamitos
where we will be featuring local artists:
Carlos Anthony Boselle
D Scotty Salmon
Join us on July 15 from 6-9pm at 10612 Los Alamitos Blvd. for an Open House featuring artist Terri Louise. There will be refreshments, hors d'oeuvre's, and a chance to meet the artist herself! Prints and personalized artwork will also be available for purchase. We can't wait to see you!
Our lives are spent in a long series at lessons. In my life art education has been critical to my continued growth as a person. Important life lessons began at Santa Monica College majoring in fine art. My first college art teacher gave me what he considered sage advice; he told me I was a waste of his time; I had no talent and should give up art. He was the teacher, so he knew what he was talking about. My grandmother Dee Durham a local Santa Monica artist thought differently, she taught me the basics of drawing and oil painting in elementary school. My first painting was a vase of chrysanthemums; the paint was laid on thick bright reds, yellows, and oranges. I think my mother still has it.
Lesson: Work on your skills, follow your muse, and don't listen to pompous moronic teachers.
A few years after college and abstract painting became my door back into the studio. I combined poetry with a wash of black paint and vivid, bright geometric shapes on canvas. I ended up throwing the painting away, instead of decorating the local dump the paintings found a new home in a neighboring apartment. I accidentally discovered my trash painting on a neighbor's wall, while walking past their open apartment window.
Lesson: Don't throw away cool stuff even if you don't think it's cool.
It's impossible for me to be a one dimensional artist so I paint i various styles form landscapes to seascapes, to vividly colored abstracts and sculptural terracotta figures, I take a lot of pictures, I photograph a wide range of images in traditional and impressionistic styles. Among my favorite subjects are thought provoking conceptual images I call "Low Brow."
I love what I do, my art is an expression of my faith, love, passion, and joy.
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