With November upon us, we have officially unpacked all of our holiday ornaments! This year, we have the most whimsical, humorous, sweet, and silly assortment to date! Come on down and get a jump-start on your holiday shopping and get first dibs.
'Tis the season for entertaining! As the days become shorter and the air a bit crisper, fall in Southern California has officially begun. As we prepare for the next two months of holiday gatherings around the table, we are stocking up with some of our favorite and festive finds. From embroidered linens, to gold-rimmed rocks glasses, our selection of classic and whimsical tabletop and accents are...
Irving Place Studio was founded in Los Angeles by artists Dora De Larios and Ellice Johnston in 1968. Over the years, Dora broadened her focus to include work in cast concrete, brass, stainless steel, acrylic and wood, completing a variety of large-scale architectural commissions. The Irving Place Studio collection was created in 2012 as a collaboration between Dora, her daughter Sabrina Judge, and son-in-law Aaron Glascock. The...
Santa Barbara has influenced my art on many different levels. Not only because I see the ocean every day with it’s sail boats, hike in the glorious sunshine most days of the year, or walk on the beach... There are many people who have encouraged and helped me along the way here.
Ask Karen about a particular painting and she'll likely have an enchanting story about it - a journey, a dream, or an inspired moment. Karen's work has been described as "earthy, soulful and primitive, yet sophisticated."
Subjects that have always most attracted me have been the human figure and portraits. My style is romantic realism and it has evolved slightly towards abstract. It is about making life more beautiful and interesting then it really is while keeping it realistic. About 10 years ago I started to paint animals, and flowers became part of my repertoire after I moved to Santa Barbara.