Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

San Clemente, California
The setting for this springtime, 2013, three month residency was in San Clemente, California at a cliff top early Spanish style villa once owned by the founder of San Clemente, Ole Hansen. This cultural center has educational and cultural events. The garden is recently planted, about 7 years ago, so is far from mature. There are dedicated areas from donors, including a cactus garden and a butterfly garden. I focused on painting young water wise plants, and gave presentations to the community on the importance of planting arid plants in public and private Californian gardens today. I spoke to several community groups on this topic and my artist process. The exhibition ran from May 11 to June 10th, 2013.