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Happiness Comes in Waves

Happiness Comes in Waves, Fine Art
Happiness Comes in Waves Honorable Mention
Vibrant summer energy radiating from Powerhouse Park, Del Mar overlook was my Inspo for this Plein Air painting on panel.

Fine Art (Oil Painting)   18 x 18 x 1   http://www.artbycath...  

Cathy Wessels is a life long painter, beginning her study of acrylic painting as early as age 19. A graduate of The Art Institute of Seattle and Eastern Washington University, Wessels studied commercial art while continuing to pursue her passion for painting. Wessels spent 11 years as an instructor and program facilitator in Dallas TX at J’s Art Studio, and a short time teaching in La Quinta before moving to Rancho Santa Fe, CA. She has been an active member of various Plein air painting groups and courses as well as a volunteer for several local art guilds.

Wessels has developed a style of impressionistic painting that is distinctly her own, using bright vivid colors created from a limited palette.

Cathy Wessels paints with bold, quickly applied strokes to capture the ever-changing beauty of the outdoors. Her favorite spots to paint are the beaches of North County especially Cardiff, Encinitas and La Jolla. Wessels continues to explore new places to paint and never stops learning the techniques of plein air. She continues her education through ongoing courses and workshops taught by prominent instructors and painters such as Kevin Inman, Jeff Yeomans and Danny Griego.

Wessels is a member of the Del Mar Arts Council, the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, LOCA and the LAPAPA. Her work has been displayed in shows at various venues including the Off Track Gallery and Encinitas Art Night in Encinitas California. She had a solo show in Cardiff By the Sea at Fowlers' Surf in 2019.

Wessels’ brand is Painted in California and her website is
She can be reached at 858-923-6900 or by email at