This past Sunday was the Chatsworth Fine Arts Council’s annual show, held on the grounds of the Metrolink Depot. It’s always a popular draw for the local community, a great way to spend a sunny Sunday, in pleasant surroundings and with the opportunity to see the work of the area’s best artists.
Most of the show is outdoors, with booths lining the exterior of the central depot building. The interior of the main station lobby houses a fascinating photographic history of the area, including memorabilia from the many old Westerns which used the Chatsworth hills as backdrop.
This year I was the only artist located inside the building, which was an interesting change for me. I still had the benefit of the sunshine streaming through the windows as well as the sounds of the live music playing on the grounds, but there was a definite difference. I was set up right next to the “California Spirit” themed exhibit, always a major draw, so I never lacked for an opportunity to meet and greet with our visitors, many of whom return year after year.
Another major departure for me was the decision to feature my digital art. Graphite will always be my first love, but the exploration of painting with pixels is a fascinating diversion. The work is primarily of dogs and has a humorous aspect which got me a lot of smiles. You can see it here (http://www.paintinginpixels.com)
All in all, it was a wonderful show and for all of you who stopped by, thank you and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. And if you couldn’t make it, here are a few photos to help you share the experience: