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Artsy friends at art show


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Yesterday I took the Metro #733 rapid bus to Ocean Park (south Santa Monica) to attend the Venice Art Forum Group Show artist talk at the invitation of my friend Barbara Golbin.

I took several art classes with Linda Jacobson, the founder of the forum, centuries ago at UCLA when after years of doing no art I felt the need to get started again. She was instrumental in getting my creative juices flowing and I haven’t stopped since.

When I met Barbara the day of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and discovered she was an artist in hiding, I introduced her to the art forum. I dropped out but Barbara kept going.

I really love her artwork and I don’t say that lightly. She has her own definitive style and is not afraid to try new things.

art forum

Each artist was given the opportunity to talk about their art and what inspired them.

I love art and I never cease to be amazed by how each artist expresses themselves so uniquely.

Barbara likes flowers. How she interprets them is her own vision. I can spot one of her paintings a mile away in a crowd of thousands!

Below is the video I made of Barbara’s section of the talk:

I made this video with my point and shoot Canon G16 and at times I forgot I was shooting a video, therefore a few erratic moves!

art forum

Another artist I greatly admire is Carole Garland. She said not everybody enjoys realistic painting. I had to comment that her paintings are not realistic. They are HER impressions of a scene. I happen to love the Santa Monica Pier myself, which is depicted in these paintings.

She also has a series of paintings of downtown Los Angeles at the TAG Gallery which I plan to visit this coming Thursday.

So much art to see, so little time!



Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

16 thoughts on “Artsy friends at art show

  1. Thanks for introducing us to your talented friends, Roslyn!

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  2. Thanks so much for your blog post. Your words are kind. The photos look great. I just can’t find the button to start the video.

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. Impressive art works! I always admire people who can paint and express what they have seen or thought into canvas or drawings. I have tried to paint without no luck, so better stick with my camera 😉 Thank you for sharing their works with us, they are inspiring (I like the pier paintings too)

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  4. Sounds like life is good, Roslyn. 🙂 🙂

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  5. I wasn’t able to make it to see the show myself and really loved your blog post about it. So wonderful to see Barbara’s art developed. And I agree, it’s very special. Much love.

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  6. Oh,Roslyn dear,I’ve so much missed your top quality posts with your arresting photographic work and your obvious wanderlust in the paths of art and not only.While trying to declutter my inundated email inbox,I never delete your past posts,I just pin them with the hope to come back sometime and read them.Happy to meet your artsy friends through your post,your video and the provided links.Barbara’s flower paintings and her Oia series,from Greece,fascinated me.As for Carole,I was stunned by the wide range of her paintings.Hope you managed to visit Tag Gallery as you had planned.All the best to you 🙂

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    • Hi Doda, how nice to hear from you! Blogging is an extremely time consuming hobby! I wish I had more time to write my own posts and to go look at my blogger friends posts too. The older I get the less time I have… how does that happen? I did get to TAG, took some photos, but no time to post them. Thank you so much for your comments.

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      • Thank you Roslyn dear.I was so happy I managed to come by and read a couple of your recent posts.I always enjoy them from every angle.Where does time go?I’ve the same feeling,I cannot “shape” it anymore,it flies by at full speed.We should live “on” Titan where a day,as we count it on Earth,is about 15 days, 22 hours, and 41 minutes.lol
        Glad you made it to TAG,you may post some photos in the future,Carole’s paintings are utterly fascinating. I,too,thank you for your comment on my Barcelona post 🙂

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