A Brush with Art

Finding Grace in gourds

Finding Grace in gourds

Leucadia artist Grace Swanson has once again created an exceptional banner for the Arts Alive exhibit, currently on display in front of St. Germain’s Bistro and Café in Encinitas. A masterful painter of botanical themes, her stunning banner portrays the patterns of light and shadow of a single elegant palm leaf.

Eclectic artist pays tribute to Shankar

Eclectic artist pays tribute to Shankar

Leucadia artist Garit Imhoff has memorialized world-renowned musician Ravi Shankar in his Arts Alive banner titled “Letting Go — A Tribute,” currently on exhibit at the southwest corner of Leucadia Boulevard and the 101 in Leucadia.

Painter continues the tradition of California Impressionism

Painter continues the tradition of California Impressionism

The Encinitas Arts Alive banner project, now in its 14th year, has again attracted outstanding participants in its annual outdoor exhibit along Coast Highway 101. A notable banner painted by Solana Beach plein air painter Toni Williams is on display through mid-May at the corner of South Coast Highway 101 and G Street in Encinitas.

Banner artist captures the spirit of Aloha

Banner artist captures the spirit of Aloha

Now in its 14th year, the Arts Alive banner exhibit has again brought 101 original banners painted by local artists to the light poles spanning the miles between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and La Costa Avenue in Leucadia. 

Photographer contributes expertise to local causes

Photographer contributes expertise to local causes

  Photo illustrator Bob Coletti seems to have an endless capacity for altruism. With a lengthy career as Commercial Photographer and Graphic Designer, he generously contributes his professional expertise to organizations to bring public attention to their causes.

Artist’s favorite studio: the Great Outdoors

Artist’s favorite studio: the Great Outdoors

Carlsbad artist Rita Pacheco knows the pure joy of experiencing nature while responding to it from direct observation.

Vista sculptor finds joy in hard work

Vista sculptor finds joy in hard work

Metal sculptor Elon Ebanks clearly loves his life. 

Artist’s winding path leads to Japanese Friendship Gardens solo exhibit

Artist’s winding path leads to Japanese Friendship Gardens solo exhibit

“Life is not a straight line,” declares Oceanside artist Diana Carey. The nonlinear evolution of her artistic creations have led to her current solo exhibition at the Japanese Friendship Gardens in Balboa Park titled “Creating A Storm; Sakura Fubuki.”

Cardiff artist chooses faith over fear

Cardiff artist chooses faith over fear

Pamela Wells knows the transformational power of art.

Artistic naturalist promotes preservation of Earth’s wonders

Artistic naturalist promotes preservation of Earth’s wonders

If there is hope of a sustainable future for our planet, Leucadia’s Renaissance man Sidney Wildesmith will surely be involved in its success. As artist, nature educator, friendly activist, musician and videographer, Wildesmith has dedicated his life to promoting the belief that peace is possible in a balanced and sustainable world.