|ENTRY, OIL, 12 x 9.|
By Bonnie Gangelhoff
BORN: Azusa, CA.
ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA.
STYLE: Figurative realism.
FIRST ART SALE: “When I was 19, I sold a Yosemite landscape to a friend.”
SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Writer, drummer, or actor.
OTHER PASSIONS: Surfing, the Bahá’i faith, and philosophy.
MANTRA OR MOTTO: “As you have faith, so shall your powers be. This is the balance.”
QUIRKIEST TRAIT: “I always laugh at least 10 seconds after everyone else when someone tells a joke. Everyone makes fun of me for it.”
BIGGEST FEAR: Spiders.
FAVORITE STUDIO MUSIC: Bob Dylan.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: “Whatever is done in love is never any trouble, and there is always time. That’s from Abdul-Baha, the central figure in the Bahá’i faith.”
PET PEEVE: “When I get hair or lint stuck to the surface of a painting.”
FAVORITE ARTWORK BY ANOTHER ARTIST: Antonio Mancini’s IL SALTIMBANCO.
NEXT BIG GOAL: “Finish graduate school and find a gallery to represent my work.”
PRICE RANGE: $500 to $6,000.
CREATIVE SPARK: Live music and good acting.
I’LL KNOW I’VE MADE IT WHEN: “I can’t really say when I’ve made it, because I’m always trying to go farther.”
Featured in our annual “21 Under 31″ issue in September 2008