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Located in Southwest Escondido near Del Dios Highway and Via Rancho Parkway
All images and text are Copyright 2015, Cathy Carey, San Diego, CA. All rights reserved.

Rapture
24” x 36”
Oil - SOLD

Melody of Light and Water
48” x 60”
Oil

Ascension
24” x 30”
Oil - SOLD

Sanctuary
48” x 60”
Oil

California Dream Oil Paintings

Palm Springs

Steaming Jacuzzi Joe
24” x 20”
Oil

Palm Springs Poolside Left
20” x 24”
Oil

Palm Springs Poolside Right
20” x 24”
Oil

Java Jolt
24” x 20”
Oil

Equinox
24” x 30”
Oil - SOLD

Encounter
48” x 60”
Oil

Summer Sang in Me
48” x 60”
Oil

Solitude
36” x 48”
Oil
SOLD

Pet Portraits and my Escondido Studio

Agave Gardens, Beach Scenes, the Elfin Forest and Temecula

Ocean View -
Matisse Windows Series
30” x 24”
Oil - SOLD

Serene Scene -
Matisse Windows Series
24” x 30”
Oil

Beach Cottage View - Matisse Windows Series
30” x 24”
Oil - SOLD

Agave Noche
20” x 24”
Oil

Lotus Agave
24” x 20”
Oil - SOLD

End of the Century
30” x 40”
Oil

Vision from a Dream
30” x 40”
Oil

Octopus Agave
24” x 30”
Oil

Desideratum
24” x 30”
Oil

Trinity
24” x 30”
Oil - SOLD

In my mind there is a place where Zorro, old California ranches with fountains, tiled courtyards and flamenco dancers still swirl to the Spanish guitar night music. Occasionally in my awakened life, I happen upon these places and it is like I have found an old friend. Time stands still, my pulse quickens as if the dance is about to begin. I see the swirling skirts and stamping heels, the colors and grandeur of another time, the patina of old world Spain.  It may only exist in my mind, but it is the secret garden of calm that I go to when I  seek peace in a turbulent world.

In this series I wanted to capture the essence of that world. I see it as rich with emotion, texture and depth, painted in thick oil paint blended for a sophisticated smooth surface.  These are not of impressionist glances built of broken brushstrokes, they are fully realized and push to the forefront of the picture plane, announcing themselves like a Don and Dona at a grand ball. They are also provincial, they are a new world interpretation of the opulence of Spain. I use an element of folk art to translate the images across the sea to America, where after a long voyage they become their own style.

Morning Song
36” x 36”
Oil

September
24” x 30”
Oil

The Shady Place
48” x 60”
Oil

Basil in a Blue Bowl
16” x 20”
Oil

Sazi and Yogi in Clover
20” x 24”
Oil

Golden Hour
48” x 60”
Oil

Kira
20” x 16”
Oil

Super Moon Agave
24” x 20”
Oil

Helping Hands - The Garden Spirit
30” x 30”
Oil

Moon Dance Agave
24” x 30”
Oil
SOLD

Reaching Out - The Garden Spirit
30” x 30”
Oil

Agave Azure
24” x 36”
Oil
SOLD

Agave Mar
24” x 30”
Oil

Runaway Day
30” x 30”
Oil

Do Succulents Dream of Oceans?
30” x 30”
Oil

Love the Good Earth
30” x 30”
Oil - SOLD

Coyote Wonderland
30” x 30”
Oil - SOLD

Songs of Good Earth
30” x 30”
Oil - SOLD

Sun Stroke
24” x 20”
Oil

Sunnyland Agave
20” x 24”
Oil

Duck Pond Oasis
24” x 20
Oil - SOLD

Cahuilla Totems
30” x 30”
Oil
SOLD

Cosmic Agave
30” x 30”
Oil

Seaside Botanical Garden Series

Seaside Flowering Tree
20” x 24”
Oil - SOLD

Fox in the Twilight Garden
20” x 24”
Oil

Laguna Agave
30” x 30”
Oil
SOLD

Photo Bomb Fox
20” x 24”
Oil - SOLD

La Playa Zorro
20” x 24”
Oil
SOLD

Fox in Foliage
20” x 24”
Oil - SOLD

Jeweled Garden by the Sea
20” x 24”
Oil

California Dream Oil Paintings

The River Between Worlds
30” x 24”
Oil

Golden Moonwalk
16” x 20”
Oil

Coyote Night in the Elfin Forest
30” x 24”
Oil - SOLD

Guarding the Wine
24” x 30”
Oil
SOLD

Coyote Joy
36” x 36”
Oil

Winding Vines
20” x 24”
Oil

Home on a Hill
20” x 24”
Oil - SOLD

Wine Covered Hills
20” x 24”
Oil
SOLD

Yogi’s World
16” x 20”
Oil
NFS

Puddle of Love - Kira
20” x 16”
Oil

Molly Green Paws
16” x 20”
Oil

Anya
16” x 20”
Oil