Choose To Be Kind

Linda Spery

At the onset of the pandemic, a sign caught my eye that read “Choose to Be Kind.” This has been my mantra through the past eight months, so it is fitting that I chose this as the theme of this watercolor and ink painting. At the same time, I gave thought to what accomplishments have taken place this year while our world has been turned upside down. Long Beach’s new iconic “Bridge to Everywhere” immediately came to mind. In my artwork, I feature masked Long Beach citizens representing the diversity of our community as they take a celebratory stroll together on the new bridge as a plane flies overhead with a banner urging everyone to “Choose to Be Kind.”

I am a Long Beach watercolor artist who enjoys plein air painting of landscapes, cityscapes, and people of all ages interacting with the outdoor environment. I enjoy the challenge of watercolor painting with its unexpected surprises, its creative color combinations and the company of fellow artists in plein air settings.

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Status

Active

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Business Improvement District

Accession Number

849

Choose To Be Kind

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Address 4126 Donald Douglas Dr Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.81851, -118.14517

Location Name Long Beach Airport

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