In May of 1999, the City Council established the Municipal Art Acquisition Program to document the history of visual art in Ventura. Much of the art acquire is displayed in public areas at City Hall to be enjoyed by all.
This piece is by Gayel Childress. Award-winning artist she works in watercolors as well as oils and monoprints. She is best known for her fluid interpretations of landscapes and figures that capture the essence of the moment with a superb touch of humor. Childress, who has studied with William Wright, Jan Kuntz, Robert E. Wood and Don Andrews, has shown her work in many one-artist shows and art exhibitions. Her paintings can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.