"Pacifica" is basically another "love note" to the American west coast. Over the last 27 years I have had what amounts to a long distance affair with the west coast, visiting when I could, living there for short amounts of time and returning over & over to it as content for painting. As with most of these paintings, the "location" or site itself is less important to me than the evocation of the "place". Pacifica does exist. In fact, it exists in several places along the coast in California and Oregon. And it exists in my heart & mind as well. And so occasionally exists on the easel..... moving as Brene Brown has said: From the mind to the heart to the hand.