Description I enjoy walking along the coast as a moving meditation which begins at the spot depicted, and takes me to a state of waking dream and peace.This painting is my attempt to capture the light, atmosphere and mood of that particular time and place, the sun slowly moving across the sky over Santa Monica Beach. I used silver enamel, which makes the painting shimmer, mimicking the motion of sunlight on water. And also, the metallic paint is used to depict the transcendental light of the sacred, as many cultures have used silver and gold in their spiritual images attempting to capture a color and light only visible to the inner eye.
Claudia Cox, Los Angeles, CA, USA Member Since March 2013 Artist Statement Born in the USA, but I grew up in Chile, where poetry and magic realism are not just genres, but the natural order of things. In my teens, we moved back to the USA, first to Indiana, then to Nebraska; where the solitude of endless skies and prairie drew me within to my own realms of imagination. Then, I went to study drama in London, UK, where I was inspired by the culture and museums filled with the world's greatest masterpieces. And now I live in Los Angeles, under Griffith Park, with Sky, the cat, where I am surrounded by year-round flowers in bloom and the beautiful faces of all colors, ages and genders that Hollywood seems to draw in.
I started painting early on, when as an only child having mostly my own imagination to entertain myself, I discovered that through painting and drawing I could make others see things that existed previously only in my head.
I am also a writer, working on my first fantasy novel, and an actress. As an actress, I go by the name of Claudia Coloma.
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