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.
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!
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!