Lark Calderon-Gomez is a native California artist. Raised in Southern California and now residing here in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has studied oil painting under painter Phyllis Shafer. I first heard of Lark when I came across one of her oil paintings from her series "Julia's Journey" , pictured above. The modern, romantic and latin feel of the work caught my attention but it was the eyes that conveyed that there was a story to tell behind these paintings and indeed there was. The entire series of paintings is inspired by Lark's grandmother Julia, her travels and struggles in leaving her home in Guatemala for a new life.
Each work of art is like another chapter that draws inspiration from her grandmother's life. A young brave woman in Guatemala in the 1940s who makes the decision to leave her country in hopes of something better and embarks on the difficult journey to the United States where discovers a whole new world. Lark weaves a wonderful story and each of her paintings are like little gems making you want to see more.
To read the complete story of Julia's Journey and see all the paintings in the series visit Lark's beautiful website http://www.Calderon-Gomez.com . You won't be disappointed !