Botanic and Luxe – Whitney Mitchell Wirtz

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

701A Front Street

Santa Cruz

Please join Santa Cruz based artist, Whitney Mitchell Wirtz, Friday September 1st as she features her stunning paintings on the walls of Botanic and Luxe. Her most recent abstract series focuses on our natural local surroundings, the power and beauty of the ocean, and the ethereal & atmoshpheric properties of the coast. Whitney’s painting process sometimes starts with a plan but frequently it’s just a feeling. The art has a direction and a life of its own on the canvas. Her ultimate goal is for the viewer to be able to look into the painting and find where it will lead them. She believes art should be more than a visual notion, but rather an experience for the viewer. Complimentary cocktails will be served. The event is from 5-8:30. 

Artist Statement:

I am a local Santa Cruz Artist and Interior Designer working from my home art studio in the Pleasure Point area. I have been drawing & painting since early youth and studied art at Cabrillo College. I then went on to receive my Associate of Arts in Design and Humanities and a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and Design Management. After taking an extended absence from painting for over a decade, I renewed my passion for painting in 2015. It started with a special request commission for a birthday and I haven’t been able to stop painting since. I now know that painting is not something I do, but rather an extension of myself.

My inspirations include the natural world, contrasts of light and shadow, beautiful color, organic detail & the geological diversity of the California coast. I am the founder, owner and principle designer at Whitney Design Studios where I continue to make art an essential part of my every day life.   

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