We had the good fortune of connecting with Therese Cipiti Herron and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Therese, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
Selling paintings to people I know for a price.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m not sure that I’ve arrived anywhere in the realm of success. The one claim to fame came from a Nursing Series I did about the vanishing image of the nurse. Published in Patricia Donahue’s Nursing the Finest Art hardcover 2010, Front cover AJN, and a few other publications lead to a request for one of the works to hang at the Columbus Museum of Art. I no longer paint in a series. Much of my work is nonobjective now with an underlying idea from something I’ve seen heard or read. Not being a decorative painter limits your audience. I guess you might say I’m a painters painter.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach has some of the best music and concerts with a wide range of clientele.
Gallery and Museum hopping anywhere in San Diego.
Hiking at the many various parks and county trails.
The view at Mr. A’s for dinner.
A robust walk with our two German Short Hair Pointers.
Kate Ashton’s ‘Art on 30th’ 4434 30th street. Gallery, Artist Studios, Classes welcome all visitors of all ages. The upbeat staff is refreshing and enjoys showing you around.
A visit to L’Atelier gallery 2655 Reynard Way. The vivacious owner, Valentine Viannay, is a sure way to uplift your spirits. Professional paintings and artisan ceramics entice everyone. The energy is addicting and intellectual conversation common.
R.B. Stevenson Gallery in La Jolla 7661 Girard Avenue. Ron Exhibits works of national as well as international artists and very much welcomes visitors.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Ken Goldman, Deborah Babylon, and Diane Weintraub had an enormous impact on getting me to express who I am. You need to know who you are so your work comes from intelligent observation. Mine is a dialogue with the life I know.

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Image Credits
Artists own images