About the Art
The art of Audra Esch captures the oft-overlooked experience of Los Angeles. Instead of viewing this vibrant and stunning city through the lens of celebrity culture, smog and traffic jams, Audra finds the hidden gardens, architectural gems, and scenic vistas that compose the true identity of Los Angeles. Inspired by the beautiful contradiction of Los Angeles—with its ever-changing, progressive attitude and storied past—Audra selects locations rich in history for her plein air (painted on-site) oil paintings. Each painting reflects a unique and ephemeral moment, as it is influenced by the light, the colors, the people and the emotional energy present at the location that day.