Our studio relocated to Montecito in August 2017. In the months that followed, our beautiful town was devastated by a wildfire (the largest in California history) and a subsequent deadly mudslide. The community of Montecito displayed an unwavering strength and grace under horrific conditions. The Flora of Montecito print was conceived during my family & business' evacuation from home. As I met more and more strong and beautiful people through the recovery effort, they called to mind the flora of this hearty Southern California landscape: cacti, succulents, resourceful trees and stubborn, gorgeous plants that demonstrate a will to survive. People like the plants. I painted nine in total and gathered them in one print.
100% of profits from the Flora of Montecito print go to The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, a nonprofit local organization of volunteers who literally dig neighbors homes from out of the mud, building community along the way.
The Flora of Montecito print is 13 x 19" and is printed on heavy matte archival paper on Indigo Press. Original artwork painted in gouache.