‘Liquid Light’ exhibit features Del Mar artist

"Glass Wave" by Donna Rebecca Schichler
Donna Rebecca Schichler

Curious drivers and pedestrians walking in downtown Encinitas watched the progress last fall as local artist Donna Rebecca Schichler painted the three transformer boxes along the sidewalk in in front of Whole Foods Market, on South Coast Highway 101.

Little by little, she transformed the utilitarian boxes into a fanciful underwater seascape for all to enjoy. Inspired by her coastal surroundings, Schichler creates artwork that celebrates the beauty of San Diego’s North County.

In June, the Encinitas Library Gallery will feature “Liquid Light,” an exclusive exhibit of Schichler’s innovative work. The exhibit includes her collection of textured art, which is inspired by patterns in nature. Schichler creates each piece using a combination of media, including digital tools, paint, photography, sea fans, leaves and recycled glass. A clear resin finish gives each work a liquid luster.

The “Liquid Light” exhibit opening reception will be from 1-4 p.m. June 6 at the Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive. The free exhibit is on display through June.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Schichler’s love for the ocean drew her to Southern California. She moved to Cardiff in 2011 to work as a 3D motion graphics designer at Multimedia Graphic Network in Cardiff. Today, she lives in Del Mar and works as an independent artist and designer.

She holds a master of fine arts degree in computer graphics design from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she studied digital media and studio art. Visit