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1528 State Street
Santa Barbara
CA 93101

Divine Inspiration
Gallery Of Fine Art


An exhibition in loving memory of Barbara "Sonia" Adams (1947 - 2014). She created the gallery with the belief that art is a divinely inspired gift from God, and with the intention of promoting talented new artists, while welcoming established ones.

Show will run June 4 through August 31, 2015

Santa Barbara's Magical Oasis

Sonia Adams and Sherry Spear worked collaboratively to create the unusual perspective of interwoven dimensions using photo-collage with pastels to produce a tromp'l'oeil effect depicting scenes of Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. A "magical moment" in time, captured in the past by photo, was brought into the living energy of the present in pastels, creating a 'world within a world'. The conceptual artist, Sonia Adams, took non-digital photos with the intention of preserving favorite locales. She created paths, with a way in and out… to take the viewer somewhere and to a special place in time. Whimsical scenes were then extended in pastel, in contrast to the photo-realism, to fascinate and intrigue the viewer into entering a magical moment, or 'window of soul'.

"Whoever Made this Tree Made Me"

"East Beach Island"

Pastle collage"The Wild West"

"Elings Park"

"Over the Rainbows"

"To Grandmother's House We Go"

"If There's Way In, There's a Way Out"

"The Gold Coast"

"Love and Happiness"

Framed and unframed prints available.

The Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art
1528 State Street in Santa Barbara