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 “The Jacaranda Street painting is a street in Spring Valley that is so beautiful in the early summer that my husband came home from work and took me to see it.  I took several photographs of the street in its full purple glory, and painted from the photos,” said Sharon Thomas, who painted the picturesque scene in watercolors.


East County News Service


January 18, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – The Southwestern Artists Association will present a two-person show February 16-29 at historic Spanish Village (1770 Village Place, Studio 23) in San Diego’s Balboa Park.  The gallery is open every day of the week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


Sharon Thomas, a long-time resident of Casa de Oro in Spring Valley, is a member of the Foothills Artists Association in La Mesa and former member of the East County Art Association in El Cajon.  She is currently publicity chair for Southwestern Artists Association.  Her show will feature “People and Places in Watercolor.”  She paints what she likes, which makes for a very diverse portfolio including many scenes from the San Diego area.  She has said that if one person likes what she does, that makes her happy.




The show will also feature Pacific Beach artist Dot Renshaw’s “Plein Air of San Diego’s Treasures in Pastels and Oils.”  Her works represent the juxtaposition of urban life against the delicacy of nature. The viewer senses the atmospheric conditions and mood that Renshaw captures by painting on location.  She has been immersed in art for 50 years through both giving and taking workshops, teaching high school art, gallery representation, and judging shows.


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