My painting “Wounded Sun” will be at the Museum of Ventura County from February 9 through March 2.

The painting is part of a group exhibit – an Open Competition by Buenaventura Art Association. The juror is William Wray.  I’m honored to be accepted into this show. He’s an artist that defies categories: he is figurative, abstract as well as urban scenes that personally, remind me of Miles Davis. (you want me to explain? I can’t.. I’m an artist… LOL) If you haven’t listened to Miles, take a listen and see what I mean.

The Wounded Sun was painted as a response to The Thomas Fire which devasted my county in 2017. (I still recoil from a fire in my fireplace)

This piece is 48x36, oil on cradled board and will be available for purchase at the musuem.

When it was first exhibited, we were asked to write a short “blurb” on the piece, this is mine:

The Wounded Sun

Ash falls like snow, gently enveloping the surviving plants.

Thick smoke obscures the scarred landscape.

Empty streets without an echo of laughter.

And yet, as I sip my morning coffee and look at

The Wounded Sun, a piece of green peeks through.

– Christine Beirne