Dolores Park Love


Jirsa is an Oakland-based plein air artist that creates oil paintings live in the streets and parks of San Francisco, the greater Bay Area, and all across America. Born in South Dakota, she has traveled throughout every state in the continental US (creating plein air paintings in 30+ states) but California and the little city of San Francisco continue to capture this colorful impressionist’s heart. Being outside and connecting with the local community and neighborhood is integral to her work, with the stories and history she learns from locals on the street adding depth to her work. Jirsa has been part of the Mission’s City Art Cooperative Gallery for over a decade and often can be found creating her vibrant paintings in the streets of the Mission and Castro or outside your favorite dive bar or cafe. While typically working with oil on canvas, she sometimes switches it up to work on larger public projects that support her passions, which include painting a mural for Life Long Medical Center in East Oakland, two of fifty Large Stompers for the Oakland Athletics 50th Anniversary, and one of the large Hearts for SFGH last year. Find her original oil paintings at City Art Cooperative Gallery on Valencia in SF this November through January and at Adele Gilani Gallery in Sausalito or reach out directly for her to paint something special just for you.

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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