Duncan Asper
Edward Beyer
Evan Roy Dahlke
Giorgio Dimichina
Detra Francis
Al Gerk
Larissa Gorikh
Ernie Jones
Chuck Joseph
Kara Lee
Susan Leonhard
Dick Marconi
Laura Rice Robinson
John H. Stewart
N.C. Swan
Alfred Tse

The HIP DISTRICT Laguna Beach

First Thursday Art Walk
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All of Kara's new paintings are original acrylic paintings on canvas.

The beauty of Southern California, where Kara has been a resident since 2003, has largely inspired her artwork. "Nature is my starting point but not my final destination," says the artist. Kara makes a keen observation of nature and transports her experiences onto the canvas. While she tries to re-create the feeling and essence of what caught her attention, she makes changes here and there and leaves out detail.

Kara is greatly motivated by Georgia O'Keeffe's approach, which O'Keeffe summed up as, "It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis that we get at the real meaning of things." Transcending the visible reality of nature and the surrounding objects, Kara brings these elements alive with the emotional force of colors, simplicity of forms, and emphasis on the core object. Kara loves color, and working with acrylics allows her to record her colorful impressions almost as quickly as her mind processes the subject. Kara describes her new paintings as contemporary abstract Fauvism, since they project the combined effects of the vibrant colors of the Fauves and the dynamic style of modern abstraction.

Kara holds a B.A. degree in fine art and business administration from the College of Saint Teresa (MN). Her paintings are in private collections both locally and internationally. She is a member of Orange County Fine Arts and a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters.

October Featured Artist - Kara Lee, from October 1 through October 30.

November Featured Artist - Larissa Gorikh, from November 1 through November 30.

December Featured Artist - The Gallery will participate in the Mentoring Program through First Thursdays Art Walk and Laguna College of Art + Design, from December 1 through December 30.

Holiday Glass Blocks are available now at the gallery.

Artist Eye Gallery is one of the largest galleries in Laguna Beach and features the works of 17 award-winning Southern California artists.

The gallery exhibits a wide variety of original artwork including fine art paintings in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media, as well as photography and sculpture.

We are prominently located in the HIP District, a shopping, dining and artistic area on Pacific Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Blue Bird Canyon.

Come meet and mingle with all our artists during First Thursdays Art Walk, held in Laguna Beach on the First Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Sunday thru Thursday 12pm-5pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm
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1294 S. Coast Highway #A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   Phone: 949.497.5898   Email: