Artist & Creative Professional
San Diego, CA
As the granddaughter of a painter, niece of a painter, and great niece of a sculptor, it goes without saying the artistic gene runs in the family. I started drawing and acrylic painting at age six at the local art institute in Annapolis, MD.
I began narrowing in on oils during college, experimenting with vivid brush strokes and intense color. Art took a back seat for a while as I gathered my bearings as a freshly independent, bill-paying working gal.
After moving to San Diego in 2017, I dusted off the paint brushes and finally got back into the swing of painting regularly. Landing with a fantastic artist community, I create out of my private studio at Art on 30th in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego (Studio 1, come on by)!
My paintings are characterized by confident brush strokes and vibrant color. My “naturescapes” portray my infatuation with the colors and textures of our natural world, while my portraiture conveys the unique essence of my subjects. My intimate experiences with the outdoors inform my art, which in turn manipulate the way I see our precious, delicate world.
By reading this you are part of my journey and accountability as I elevate my art from hobby to business. A COVID-induced lay-off was the catalyst to conceiving Studio Skye Silver. I truly believe it is my calling to create and maximize this gift to the fullest potential the universe will grant me.
When I’m not painting, I can be found chasing waves, exploring every nook and cranny of our park system, and slinging iron at CrossFit.
“Centered on the Center” Annual Regional Show, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA, Jan - Mar 2021
"Are you a risk taker?" Shoutout SoCal, 2021
"San Diego Made virtual and in-person holiday market" CBS8, 2020
"Meet Skye Silver of Studio Skye Silver" SDVoyager, 2020
"Wild Waves Await Will" 16"x 20" Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
"Mighty Gorilla" 11'x15' Mural, Mighty CrossFit, Point Loma, 2020
"Anguilla Patio" 16"x12" Acrylic on Canvas, 2012
Vervor Shop, Ocean Beach, San Diego
Artifacts & Artichokes, Mission Gorge, San Diego
The Template, Ocean Beach, San Diego