Dolores Gonzales is an award-winning watercolor artist and her work has recently been included in Aquarius 2015 presented by the Central Coast Watercolor Society. Her work became a one woman show at Los Olivos Café as part of Art Without Borders. Dolores has also been Artist of the Month at both Town Center Gallery and the guild room of the Artists’ Guild of Santa Ynez Valley. She is best known for her vibrant colors and floral expressions. Dolores has been involved in art almost to the day since she retired from her career in human resources. Within days of her last workday she was enrolled in art classes at Allan Hancock College and has continued studying and painting ever since for the last decade. A past in interior decoration has been a great place to draw from along this artistic journey.
Dolores is happiest in her studio and loves to paint in a happy and expressive style using bright colors and a sense of lightheartedness. Her paintings are part of private collections across the country and can be seen through the Town Center Gallery on display at the Santa Maria Airport. She is also a member of the Artists’ Guild of Santa Ynez Valley and shows her work in the guild room at the back of Gallery Los Olivos.
Please take a few moments to browse through some of her paintings. Her work is available in originals and high-quality Giclee copies. You are also invited to arrange for a private showing in her home studio and she can be contacted at 805 314-2531 or at DGonz1673@comcast.net.