Author Archives: Christine Molina

Fire Under The Snow

Fire Under Snow,  is a documentary of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Palden Gyatso, held prisoner for 33 years by the Chinese, during the Chinese occupation of Tibet during the 1950’s.
In 1992, Palden Gyatso finally escaped his environment after being starved and tortured for nearly his entire adult life. When he escaped, he fled across the Himalayas [...]

Original Mixed Media Paintings by William DeBilzan

Recently, Hallmark Gallery, located on Prospect Street in La Jolla California, had a show featuring seven outstanding artists. The setting could not have been more beautiful. Hallmark Gallery sits in the center of the quaint village of La Jolla, on La Jolla cove; a real jewel.
As I watched the guests arrive, I couldn’t help thinking how lucky [...]

Functionality as ART

A well made piece of furniture is functional for the purpose it serves. But can furniture be considered a work of art as well as a functional household item? OF COURSE IT CAN!! Take Chippendale furniture or the craftsman furniture as an example.  Both of these styles are extremely collectible. They are collectible not only for their functionality, not only because they [...]

Art Collecting Tips and the Fine Art of Collecting Art

Art collecting is as varied as the art which is collected.  Whether you are a beginning art collector, or an experienced art collector, one thing remains the same COLLECT WHAT YOU LIKE.
You don’t need a lot of knowledge about art to collect art.  You don’t need a Masters Degree in Fine Art to know what [...]

Frogman, Tim Cotterill’s Bronze Frogs

I first learned about Tim Cotterill (or Frogman as he’s commonly known) and his bronze frogs, geckos and koi, at Hallmark Gallery in La Jolla, California.
Frogman creates very vibrant, whimsical bronze pieces that catch the eye immediately and captivate the heart without skipping a beat.
Frogman uses a lost wax technique created thousand of years ago by the [...]

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