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Room & Board Features an Artist Each Month in Support of LA Family Housing
November 2 - November 9
When you purchase an artwork by the featured artist – this month is Gay Summer Rick– a 50% donation will be made on your behalf to continue the critical and life-saving services LAFH provides.
For questions and inquiries, please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gay Summer Rick is a Los Angeles-based artist whose practice is focused on creating urban and coastal atmospheric landscapes rendered with a keen sense of place and a flair for abstraction. She applies layers of oil paint on canvas using palette knives to reveal scenes often bathed in the luminosity of clear blue white light, or set aflame inside the warmth of a blood orange glow.
Born and raised in New York, Gay Summer Rick began her arts education early, surrounded by artists, immersed in art. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New York at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University and a Master’s degree from the University of Puget Sound. She has exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Her paintings have been featured in solo gallery exhibitions, and in national and international gallery and museum group exhibitions where she has received awards and honors. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, Malibu Art Association, and is listed by the Malibu Cultural Arts Commission. Her work has been featured in publications including Artillery Magazine, Huffington Post, ArtScene, Medium, Dive Madhouse Magazine, Santa Monica Mirror, Malibu Surfside News and others, and in several books and short documentary films. Her paintings are in corporate and private collections around the world. A resident of Southern California for over 25 years, the artist maintains studios in Inglewood and Malibu.
There’s a quiet vibration and unexpected beauty in commonplace elements found in the urban environment. My work describes this in an atmospheric and dreamlike yet familiar manner. – Gay Summer Rick