Coastal Connections Art Show

Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery is pleased to present

Tina OBrien Painting

Coastal Connections

A Group Art Exhibition 
Tina O’Brien, Jerry Mahoney and C-Wolf Dezign

July 15, 2017 


Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery – 540 E. Main Street. Contact: Angela 805-628-3540 for full info. 


Tina O’Brien

Happy times of surfing, walking and fun family beach days inspire the oil paintings and sketches of Tina O’Brien.  Most days you can find Tina O’Brien in her art studio, the Mermaid Gallery, at the Ventura Harbor. Patrons are treated to dreamy seascapes and local scenes and mermaid paintings.  Ms. O'Brien considers each painting a character study. For locals, she offers fresh look at familiar surroundings.  Her preferred medium is traditional oils.  She uses a traditional technique starting with a under painting, value study, with thick over thin paint, working dark to light, capturing freshness and simplicity and luminosity.   Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery is pleased to exhibit some of Ms. O’Brien’s newest pieces created specifically for the show. 


Jerry Mahoney

A long time Ventura resident who has been painting for over 25 years, Jerry has received several first place awards in juried shows.  His kinship for nature and the ocean inspires his watercolor paintings in which he aims to capture its simultaneous moments of beauty, energy and serenity.  Surfing since the late 1950’s, he has traveled the world piloting large ships and sailboats as a professional navigator. A lifetime of hiking, backpacking and rock climbing worldwide has also fostered his love of the outdoors. 

Jerry Mahoney Watercolor


 C-Wolf Dezign

The dynamic team of Cat and Wolfie Wiggins is C-Wolf Dezign. Married 20 years, their realistic and fantastical stainless-steel sculptures bring ocean life to the surface.  Enhancing the sculptures with natural elements such as stones, shells and sands, their art sparks awareness of the vast beauty and diversity that exists under our oceans. Each year C-Wolf Dezign donate a portion of annual sales to clean ocean projects. This year they have proudly chosen the Sea Turtle Restoration Project. 

C-Wolf Dezign


During the reception, Rachel Bryne, owner of Piece of Cake, will be offering samples of her delicious cupcake treats!


 Arts and Eats  Opening night is in conjunction with Arts & Eats, Downtown Ventura!  Arts & Eats is a fun night where art lovers and foodies can stroll down lively Main Street while they view fine art and nibble their way down Main street! For a full list of participating venues visit Arts & Eats Ventura



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