Welcome to Coastal Artists' Virtual Gallery
Coastal Artists is a non-profit association of award-winning multimedia artists. Their purpose is to foster awareness, understanding and appreciation of fine art in the general public. Their diverse artworks include the following media: original paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, sculpture in metal, clay and wood, photography, ceramics and fused glass.
Coastal Artists' education activities include periodic free exhibits, artwalks, demonstrations and workshops in public locations such as libraries, community centers, schools, municipal galleries and shopping plazas located in the middle and northern coastal area of San Diego County.
Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970)
Mark Rothko was born in Russia where his early childhood was plagued by
the environment where Jews were blamed for many of the evils that befell
Russia. His father moved the family to the US (Portland, Oregon) in 1913, and
Markus excelled academically, earning a scholarship to Yale. He left after his
sophomore year, and in 1923 began his life as a painter. Rothko's work matured from representation and
mythological subjects into rectangular fields of color and light. These
later transcendent “multiform” constructs would become his enduring signature style. (abstracted from Wikipedia)
“It is a widely accepted notion among painters
that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is
the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about
nothing.” Mark Rothko
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