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Artist’s vibrant colors add a touch of magic

Journaling plays a large role in Cathy Carey’s completed paintings.

“I usually paint places that I travel to and I keep journals that help me develop my ideas for a series when I continue the painting at home,” Carey said. “It gets me in the mood when I read my thoughts and entries that I had about the places.”

Students make Latin Connection

It’s not unusual for teenage boys to play in a band, but 15-year-old Chase Morrin not only plays in several different types of bands, he performs professionally with all of them throughout San Diego County.

Elephant artists paint to save their species

Hong the Asian elephant may not realize it, but her paintings could help save her species from extinction. Hong’s paintings, along with those of other Asian elephants, are now on view at the J Gallery in Rancho Santa Fe.

Emerging Del Mar artist gains fast recognition

Del Mar artist Elaine Trei may be relatively new to the local art scene, but she’s catching on quickly. The painter not only has her own gallery, she is also currently showing her watercolors and landscape oils in two venues and will soon see one of her works for sale at auction.

Artist finds beauty in everyday life

Katherine Keeling became an artist by sheer chance after friends took her to a painting workshop at La Jolla’s Athenaeum 12 years ago.

As an investment banker and management consultant, Keeling’s mind was far from the art world that day, but she enjoyed the class so much that she kept up with her painting exercises.

Taste & Art Stroll: A matched pair

There’s something to please every palate and artistic taste at the Taste & Art Stroll in Del Mar Saturday.

Food lovers strolling Camino del Mar – from 11th to 15th streets – can sample the specialties of 21 participating restaurants while art mavens can browse the work of 70 local and regional artists. The diverse sounds of seven bands will entertain people…

Survivor takes artistic path

It took a major accident to put Ray Seitz on his true career path.

Seitz, a Solana Beach oil painter, had been working as an engineer five years ago when he and his brother took a surfing holiday in Costa Rica. While driving through the deep jungle, they had a car accident that changed Ray’s life forever.

Self-taught Del Mar songwriter reveals personal beliefs in lyrics

Singer-songwriter Paul Hanna enjoys exercising both sides of his brain. As an engineer for the City of San Diego Water Department, he puts his math skills to good use on a daily basis. As a songwriter, he produces heartfelt lyrics that often focus on social commentary.

Beach moves artist’s brush

Catherine Dzialo-Haller can’t remember a time that she didn’t paint.

“I’ve been painting as long as I was able to hold a Crayola,” she said.

A figurative painter working in oils, Dzialo-Haller considers herself a contemporary realist.

Cedros gallery owner captures aquatic life

When oil artist Gregory Balogh first opened his Cedros gallery three years ago, he had no paintings to sell.

The opportunity for him to gain gallery space happened quite suddenly when fellow painter, John Moseley, invited him to share a larger space with him.