Camera to Canvas
Southbay photographer Shane O’Donnell branches out and brushes with a new art medium.
As both a photographer and a painter, Shane is inspired by Americana—like vintage signs and objects with an aging patina. “The rough bits caused by weather and age excite me artistically,” he shares, “like the old motel signs and movie marquees. They are the visual history of a bygone era … colorful and showy, full of life and sometimes a bit worse for wear.”
Shane added to his painting portfolio his take on the iconic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. “I have always admired the art of painting, and I feel that photographs of these signs seem flat and not interesting
enough to share the enthusiasm I feel for them. So I decided to paint them. They are a noticing … a pseudo-realistic impression of what was once glimmering, shining and welcoming.”
Warner Grand, 18”x 24“ acrylic on canvas. To see more of Shane’s work, go to theshanegallery.com.
To celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Los Cerritos Center and Kaiser Permanente presented an evening inclusive of pink-inspired shopping and a fashion runway show by Nordstrom, Macy’s, Nine West, The Limited, Cache, bebe, White House | Black Market and New York & Company.
Southbay magazine was a proud sponsor at Walk With Sally’s largest fundraiser of the year, White Light White Night. Guests sported trendy all-white attire and sipped cocktails courtesy of Patron Tequila while enjoying tunes by Smash Mouth. A special thanks to Indian Pink for adding pillows with a splash of color to Southbay’s VIP tent.