My Painting California Never Give Up With My Classic German Motorcycle DKW Built In 1955

California Never Give Up © Ingrid C. Lockowandt copy 2
California Never Give Up, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 72 inches. (121.92 x 182.88 cm) © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

The figure in my painting California Never Give Up, depicts a young, determined woman working on an engine in a motorcycle shop. An open door in the background looks out onto my german classic motorcycle — DKW built in 1955 — the California coast and its winding Highway One. This painting tells my story “CALIFORNIA NEVER GIVE UP.” — as quoted on the license plate above the door — rich with personal detail and symbolism, it portrays myself.