Ara Witmer, Southern California Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement I've been drawing and painting since I was very young. Born in San Diego, I've lived in Southern California all my life. In 1989, I graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Art, with an emphasis in Applied Design. I am currently a free-lance Graphic Designer and Painter of Fine Art.
My goal as an artist is to share with others what I find visually beautiful in the world, and I believe that painting is a great way for me to do this. My love of nature and the outdoors, gardens, wildlife, horses, and other animals has inspired me to continue painting these subjects. My paintings are often a combination of scenes from my own photography and my imagination. At this time, I have a couple different styles which I paint in: Traditional Realism, and a more Abstract, Contemporary/Decor style which I find quite enjoyable to do.I paint for relaxation, fun, and to share with others. I hope you enjoy my art!