Join us Tuesday, October 12, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm or an afternoon with the artists in the Coronado Historical Association Store.
Local artists, Spring Dyer, Tina Christiansen, and Mary Hale will be available to discuss their items available in the store.
Join us for light refreshments and a meet and greet with our local artists. Open to the public.
Coronado, California-based Photographer and Resin Artist Spring Dyer has been exhibiting art and photography since 2000. Spring discovered her passion for painting and creative expression early in life and has recently added the power of resin. Spring’s education is in Photography, Culinary, and Fine Arts, all contributing to her passion to bring color to life.
Spring’s large abstract paintings have been described as vibrant and tranquil with a dramatic cerulean color palette that are both invigorating and soothing at the same time. Her expressionist paintings reflect her personality and love of blue waters, fascination with elements in marine nature, and respect for the earth and oceans.
Working predominantly with epoxy resin and acrylic paint, her approach can be described as pouring and mingling the paint mixture to create a bold reaction. The art itself then begins to take on its own path and flows freely. The journey of exploration drives Spring to refine and improve her epoxy resin paintings into their final look.
A Navy wife and mother of 3 children with a big heart for her Goldendoodle, Spring uses painting as meditation. Her work expresses feelings and emotions but also helps frame and commemorate life’s everyday happenings and special occasions. You’ll find yourself lost in the nuance and beauty of her work!
Tina Christiansen is a water media artist who is fascinated with the play of light on the human figure, the earth and the sea. Tina's watercolor and acrylic paintings exhibit a strong sense of color, composition and form.She is a registered architect who resides in Coronado, California. She holds a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design from the University of Florida.
She has been painting professionally for 30 years. She is currently the resident artist at the Hotel Solamar in San Diego, located at Sixth and J Street in the Gas Lamp District of downtown San Diego, where her work is exhibited. She was recently featured in a one-woman show at the City of Solana Beach Art Gallery in California. Her work has been published in Rock and Ice Magazine, and exhibited at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. She is currently working on her impressions of underwater coral reef sea scenes.
She owned and operated the Tina Christiansen Art Gallery in Coronado until 2011 where she taught art and exhibited the work of local artists.
Mary Hale is a porcelain artist and painter. Her art celebrates nature and beauty. She’s been painting on porcelain for 40 years and shares that it “thrills her soul” and she “can’t imagine not doing it.” She encourages everyone to try their hand at art.
Mary has been in love with all forms of art her entire life. She attended Mount San Antionio College early on in her art career. Her work on porcelain has been published in international magazines and she is widely known in the field. She finds this art a fantastic way to enjoy works of art on utilitarian items and use them every day!
She teaches weekly classes in porcelain painting in her home. Along with porcelain, Mary paints using oil on canvas. She loves to capture the drama in all things, be it lemons or portraits or landscapes.