Crossing BixbyTatyana Fogarty
Oil painting on Canvas board
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
18 " h x 24 " w x .12 " d |2 lbs. 3 oz.
Highway 1 in Big Sur is one of the crown jewels of America's National Scenic Byways program. The quintessential California drive hugs the Pacific coast, bringing you to the Bixby Bridge - one of the tallest single-span concrete suspension bridges in the world, and also one of the most photographed, due to its graceful architecture and magnificent setting. Tatyana painted a study for this painting, standing on the narrow side of the road, striving to capture the feeling of the place. She then created this luminous rendering back in her studio, focusing on the warm, gentle light and colorful shadows falling across the landscape.
Fair Oaks, California
Artist Tatyana Fogarty displays the intricacies of nature with her impressionist landscapes of Central California's coast. Her interest in painting nature was born out of her admiration for the 19th-century Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky's dramatic marine scenes. As a plein air artist, Tatyana finds an inspirational location, uses all of her senses to interpret a scene, and creates a study with oil on canvas. "I do not generally touch-up my plein air pieces, preferring to preserve the immediacy and honesty of painting on location." Fogarty enjoys listening to everything from Tchaikovsky to Creedence Clearwater Revival during her creative process. When she is not painting, you can find her at operas and ballets, traveling the world, or listening to audiobooks in her woodland studio. Tatyana's creations have been showcased at galleries in California, New York, and The Southwest Art Magazine. Fogarty is a Signature member of The American Impressionist Society.