A visit to San Diego Studios to showcase PB’s gardens, homes and much more

Whether you are into artist studios, favorite gardens or art galleries, a visit to the San Diego Beach Art Studio has it all. On September 18, the free, self-guided tour will cover six venues, each in the Pacific Coast and La Jola, and will feature more than 30 artists.

Gob itors can see professional art studios, as well as their gardens and homes. The venues feature a number of artists set up in gardens and studios.

The tour is the brainchild of artists Dot Renshaw, Cherry Swig and Lee Higgins. The Village Arts and Education Foundation of the Spanish Village in Balbo Park uses children’s scholarship programs.

The visit to the San Diego Beach Art Studios is a collaboration between Left, Lee Higgins, Dot Rensho and Cherry Swig.

(Respectfully yours, Lee Higgins)

“People are really hungry for such visits because many events have been canceled due to COVID,” says Higgins, a resident of the Pacific Coast. Our studio tour combines art with natural flavors, and you can see how each artist creates their magic.

“It’s an unusual opportunity to see art in an artist’s place,” says Swig. Each site, selected for participant images, celebrates the creative insight behind the works.

Many works of art are available and for sale in many categories, such as reality, abstract, watercolor, photography, mixed media, pasteurization, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, wood and pottery. Sizes range from small statues to statues. Visit the sdcoastalartsstudios.com website for a list of participating artists, including biographies and examples of their work.

According to Higgins, the PB Studio is an example of what the visitors can look forward to.

View of artist Leah Higgins Garden on the Pacific Coast.

View of artist Leah Higgins Garden on the Pacific Coast.

(Respectfully yours, Lee Higgins)

A.D. Built by her father in 1947, a cube-type house was built in 1926 by Architect Irving Gill, and was the first custom-made home for Ket Session. Higgins was born and raised there, and after growing up with her mother as an adult, she and her husband, Patrick, moved into the house in 1982.

The couple renovated the property, opened a long driveway, added pools, winding roads, a soccer field, and a basketball court.

Higgins said they were trying to keep the property on “Kate Road” – not very manicured, but still beautiful.

The two-hectare property contains many plants and mature trees from the first garden, such as sedarcarpus trees, jacaranda, tore pine, rock pine, eucalyptus, palm trees, cedar and cypress. There are also many substitutes, jade, and cactus gardens.

Painting by Pacific Coast artist Leah Higgins.

Painting by Pacific Coast artist Leah Higgins.

(Respectfully yours, Lee Higgins)

Higgins uses a separate studio to teach weekly art lessons. She teaches herself, paints in any medium, and teaches all levels. Her art includes commissions, portraits, animals, beaches, and landscapes, he said.

Nine other artists perform in the garden and courtyard of Higgins House. Her son Daniel, An artist may also have metal art for sale.

This 1920s Mauritius is home to Pacific beach artist Dots Renshaw and her husband Zach.  Photo courtesy of Dot Renshaw

This 1920s Mauritius is home to Pacific beach artist Dots Renshaw and her husband Zach. Photo courtesy of Dot Renshaw

(Respectfully yours Renshaw

Another place on the tour is the home of Rensha and her husband, Zach. Renscho’s love for Morish architecture moved him to buy a 1920s house on the Pacific coast 40 years ago. She consulted Dell Adam Architect Don Adams to match the original architecture and expand the house from 1,050 to 2,500 square feet.

“He deliberately built a second floor with a four-foot gap between the floors, leaving room for a barrel roof in the living room, resulting in ocean views,” says Renchow.

“What happened to Ben Jane?

She added an 18-foot-high art studio.

Sea painting by Dot Rencho.

Sea painting by Dot Rencho.

(Respectfully yours Renshaw)

As a professional artist, Renshaw taught 32 years of high school art and business arts in Escando. For 25 years, he has been in intensive care at PB.

Known for her oil and pastorate, Rensho retired in early 2005 to work full-time.

Art Studio, Stage and Room will be open to visitors during visiting days. Seven other artists will be here.

“My pleasure is to see the world through the eyes of artists.

Visitors can find accommodation on the sdcoastalartstudios.com website a week before the event. Maps are also on the Pacific Coast Saturday, September 18 at 9 a.m. at the Land’s End Gallery, 4984 Cass St. Available on

Studios can be viewed in any order. Although the tour is free, donation boxes will be provided everywhere. The houses are within 5 miles of each other, and organizers say there is no parking problem. Dogs are not allowed. Current COVID-19 protocols follow.

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