Description Although the California Poppy is our official State Flower, it doesn't bloom for us every year. This delicate bloom is rather tempermental and needs the perfect conditions to make it's appearance. Fortunately, this past winter brought near-record setting rains to the Southern California area, and this spring, the desert was carpeted with a kalaidoscope of colorful wildflowers! These majestic volcanic rock formations at Joshua Tree National Park have endured for millions of years...a striking contrast with the fragile and short-lived poppies.
Johanna Girard, Pasadena, California Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Hello and welcome to my Imagekind website! My name is Johanna Girard, and I am an artist living in Pasadena, California, home of the Tournament of Roses Parade and Art Center College of Design, where I earned my BFA degree in 1986 Illustration.
I specialize in Traditional Realism in Oils and Pastels , using a bright contemporary color palette. My favorite subjects to paint are California and Southwest Plein Air Landscapes, Florals, Still Lifes , Portraiture, Nudes, and occasionally I like to paint Classic Vintage Automobiles too!
My original art studio was located in Pasadena, on Sinaloa Avenue, hence the name of my website: www.studiosinaloa.com. In August of 2009 I opened a larger art studio at 3763 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, but I kept the name Studio Sinaloa. If you are in the Pasadena area and are looking for art classes for your kids or yourself, check out my website: www.studiosinaloa.com. Thanks for visiting!