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Surfing the Magic of LA's Sunset: Liv Hansen's "Hey, Los Angeles" Mixed Media Artwork

As a Copenhagen-based Danish-British artist, I draw inspiration from my travels and the places I've lived. One such place is Los Angeles. The vibrant and diverse city has a unique charm that has captured my imagination for years. One of my recent artworks, titled "Hey, Los Angeles," is a mixed-media piece that depicts a surfer in Malibu at sunset. In this blog post, I want to share the story of how I came up with the idea for this piece and how living in LA continues to inspire my art.

I've spent quite a while living in Los Angeles and spent a lot of evenings watching the sunset over the ocean at Malibu beach. The golden hues of the sun reflecting off the waves and the sound of the surf crashing against the shore were truly magical and it's where the inspiration for "Hey, Los Angeles" comes from.

I wanted to capture the essence of LA in this piece, from the laid-back surfer culture to the stunning natural beauty of the coastline. To make this artwork, I used a mix of mediums, including acrylic paint, charcoal, and colored pencils.

Living in LA was an incredible experience that left an indelible mark on me. I remember the days when I used to walk along the beach in Malibu, feeling the warm sun on my face. Those moments were filled with such joy and freedom. It sparked so much inspiration.

One of my favorite things about LA was the diverse range of people and cultures that you could find in the city. From the iconic Venice Beach boardwalk to the trendy boutiques of Beverly Hills, there was always something new and exciting to discover. This feeling of Los Angeles is also reflected in other pieces and continues to inspire my work.


"Hey, Los Angeles" is a mixed-media piece that I hope captures the spirit of LA. As an artist, I draw inspiration from my experiences, and living in LA has given me a wealth of memories and experiences to draw from. I hope that this piece brings a little bit of LA's magic into your home and inspires you too.


About the author: Liv Hansen is a Danish fine artist and actress with experience living and working in diverse cultural environments such as Los Angeles, London, and Vancouver. Her art reflects a deep passion for creativity, storytelling, and the human condition, often drawing inspiration from her travels and personal experiences. With her recognizable and distinctive style, Liv's artworks capture the essence of both contemporary life and the days of the past, often centered around the beauty of the world around us. Liv is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.


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