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Artist Elizabeth LaPenna


An example of fine art by Elizabeth LaPenna

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://lapennafineart.com/

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Recently selected, "Tennessee Artist of the Year (2015-2016) by Twin Cities Tosca, as part of their American Artist Series

  • Spectrum Miami,Dec. 2-6, 2015 1-9 P.M. Booth #811, 1700 N.E. 2nd. Avenue, Miami, Florida.

  • Art Santa Fe (international art expo) July 7-10, 2016 Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Price Range: NA

  • More info on Elizabeth LaPenna's FASO Connect profile






The Artist Says:


"Art is a revelation of the heart." Elizabeth LaPenna



Collectors Say:


"Your work is awesome" Lori Cleary



Dealers Say:


"I was blown away by COOL JAZZ." Chelsea Tucker




Biography


ABOUT THE ARTIST
Elizabeth LaPenna is an award winning visual artist whose work is held in both private and corporate collections throughout
the United States. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Elizabeth worked as an artists' agent, gallery assistant, and art teacher.  She was responsible for establishing the art department and teaching at Fairview School in Winter Park, Florida. LaPenna  currently conducts workshops/lectures.
 
Formal Studies:
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
 
In addition, LaPenna studied with Edith Ferillo of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Sally Miller, Boyce Kendrick and Blaine Hall, all of Charlotte, North Carolina.  She also served on the board of directors and was exhibit chairman of the Charlotte, North Carolina Art League. She has been juried into several international exhibitions, such as Miami Spectrum, 2015, Art Expo, N.Y.C. and Santa Fe, N.M. She has hosted recent solo exhibitions at the Customs House Museum (Women in History Month), University Club, Nashville (Vanderbilt),  the Ethel Smith Gallery, Nashville, and the Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville.  Four-person group show,"Cork and Canvas" at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Nashville, 2017. LaPenna was selected, "Tennessee Artist of the Year", 2015-2016, by Twin Cities, "Exploring Tosca", as part of their American Artists Series. She is represented by A.D.C./Blink Art Resource, Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
ARTIST'S STATEMENT
As an experimental artist, I am always seeking new avenues of expression.  After years of study and painting in a representational style, I came to realize that, for me, some concepts, such as spirituality and the subconscious, are best expressed abstractly. This led me to change not only my style of working but to switch from oil to acrylics and mixed media. The excitement of using pure color and my love of design aided this decision.
 
I approach each piece from an intuitive perspective, allowing for right-brain dominance; music [...]

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