About the Artist
I absolutely love art in all its various forms. It’s my hope that all those visiting this sight will be encourage to continue drawing, painting and challenging themselves to step out of the artist box and create something truly unique.
I hope to be able to share with you some of my art activities as well as some of my challenges and experiences with the creative process and the business end.
Member of the Lafayette Art Association
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LaToscana’ Studio & Gallery
201 Prescott Blvd. Suite 201 Youngsville, Louisiana 70592
(find the studio across from Romi Celli)
I love being creative and began drawing and painting
at a young age. I still enjoy experimenting with color and composition. As my children were growing up I continued painting and taking classes from local instructors and entering various competitions and exhibitions.
My art is known for its vivid use of color and strong graphic lines. Over the years my style of art has evolved into what it is today.
The majority of my paintings are usually done in oil or acrylic.
Although, I do...
~ love to mix different mediums to create something unexpected.
~ Enjoy painting a variety of subjects on many different surfaces,
and I have...
~ Participated in various festivals, juried competitions, exhibitions
and gallery shows in Lafayette, Rayne, Crowley, Gueydan, Kaplan, Abbeville, Baton Rouge,
and New Orleans Louisiana.
~ Painted commercial and residential murals.
~ Illustrated a children’s book that was used as an App for iphones and ipads.
Book title: “The Little Lost Dog”
It has always been my goal to encouraged my children and others to be expressive and creative, having taught art classes for children and adults from beginner to intermediate in oil, acrylic, and mixed media.
I was trained in faux finishing techniques in Atlanta, Georgia and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
My art studio is located in Youngsville, Louisiana.
a few of art Exhibits
2017 - Solo Invitational Exhibit July-Sept.
*Abbeville Cultural & Historic Alliance Center. An eclectic body of work on exhibit.
2017 - 2nd Annual Kids exhibit in the LaToscana’ Studio: “Le Petit Artiste”
2017 - Solo Exhibit April-June
Sugar Mill Pond. An eclectic body of work on exhibit.
2017 - “Rain Drops of Art” exhibit, Invitational: Artist Tina Trahan’s body of work “Rain Trees” and 23 art students from the LaToscana’ Studio & Gallery. In Graphite, ink, acrylic painting of students choice.
A 3 month exhibit January-March 2017 in South Louisiana at the “ Le Musee’ de Kaplan”, 405 North Cushing Ave. Kaplan, LA. 70548
Artist Reception : March 8, 2017 6-8pm
2017 - Swamp Spirit Exhibit a 1 year traveling exhibit in South Louisiana. In Gueydan Museum, Crowley, Kaplan and Abbeville. (30”x40” Cypress Duck Acrylic)
2016 - 1st Annual Kids exhibit in the LaToscana’ Studio: “Le Petit Artiste” Student exhibit
2016 - Ribbon Cutting
2016 - Swamp Spirit Exhibit a 1 year traveling exhibit in South Louisiana. In Gueydan Museum, Jennings, Kaplan and Abbeville. (30”x40” Louisiana Byways Acrylic)
2016 - Art instruction: Children & Adults classes (Group & private)
2015 - Opened my first Store Front Art Studio in Youngsville Louisiana.
2015 - My art students enter The Lafayette Art Galleries Exhibit ”Kids are Artist too” some received invitations to hang in the Governors Mansion.
2015 - Swamp Spirit Exhibit a 1 year traveling exhibit in South Louisiana. In Gueydan Museum, Jennings, Kaplin and Abbeville. (30”x40” Autumn Fishin’ Oil)
2015 - Art Instruction: Children & Adults classes (Group and Private)
2014 - Art Instruction: Children & Adults classes (Group and Private)
2014 - My art students enter The Lafayette Art Galleries Exhibit ”Kids are Artist too” all received first and second place ribbons, and invitations to hang in the Governors Mansion.
2014 - Solo Exhibit, Nimbeaux Restaurant, Lafayette.
2014 - Louisiana Market Shops at the 115
Art pieces on exhibit
2014 - Faux Fini Art pieces on exhibit January - May
2014 - Art Instruction: Summer Art Camp
2013 - Art Instruction: Children’s Summer Art Camp
2013 - Beau Coup De’ Marche’
Art pieces on exhibit
2013 - Louisiana Market Shops at the 115
Art pieces on exhibit
2013 - Solo Exhibit, Mustang Computer Services, Lafayette.
2013 - Three of my art students enter The Lafayette Art Galleries Exhibit ”Kids are Artist too” all three received first place ribbons, with invitations to hang in the Governors Mansion.
2013 - Art Instruction, Children & Adult classes (Group and Private)
2012 - Edible FOOD ART
“Spiced Up” Cake Competition, Opelousas, La. 1st Place and Best in Show. “Midnight Chardonnay” hand painted cake. (edible art)
2012 - Solo Exhibit, Mustang Computer Services, Lafayette. April 20th - June 1st.
2012 - Solo Exhibit, Chase Bank Downtown Lafayette. April 2nd-30th.
2012- Solo Exhibit, “In Your Face” 12 piece show: Poupart’s Bistro, February-April.
2012 - Art pieces on exhibit at “The Cottage, Shoppe” Lafayette. La.
2012 - On Going Exhibit: Crowley Art Gallery / Crowley, LA.
2012 - Art Instruction: Children & Adults classes (Group and Private)
2012 - Art Instruction: Children’s Summer Art Camp
2011 - Fall Festival: October
“Gathering At The Cottage”
2011 - “Eye of the Beholder XXV”
Juried Exhibit, Lafayette Art Gallery. 9/16 - 10/30. Acrylic Painting “Eruption” Placed First in the juried exhibit.
2011 - “Art & Travel Auction” The Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB)
2011 - On Going Exhibit at the Crowley Art Gallery / Crowley, LA.
2011 - 19 Art pieces on exhibit at “The Cottage Shoppe” Lafayette,La.
2011 - “Art Under Wraps” Camp Bon Coeur “Silent Rain”
2011 - Juried into “The Big Easel”
2011 - Art Instruction Given
2011 - Heymann Performing Arts Center. “Staging A New Scene” Lafayette
2010 - Illustrated a book for Author Robert Trahan that became an App for iPhones and iPad.
2010 - Juried into Darnell, Sikes, Gardes & Fredericks “Art for all Seasons” Fall Exhibit
2010 - Two Artist Demo’s at Barnes & Noble.
2010 - Commission Public Art for Rayne, La.
8‘x16’ exterior mural
“Dancing in the Rayne”
2010 - Art Instruction
2010 - “Art Under Wraps” Camp Bon Coeur “Red Geraniums”
2009 - ASO Painted Instrument
Title of painting “Natures Musical Trio” / Lafayette, La.
2009 - Juried into “12x12x12” Beca Gallery /New Orleans, La.
2009 - Juried into ”The 39th Annual River Road Show” BatonRough, La.
2009 - Art Instruction
2007~2008 - Art Festivals:
The Cottage Spring & Fall
Rayne Frog Festival
Sunset Herb & Garden
2007 - On Going Exhibit : Crowley Art Gallery / Crowley La.
2006 -2017 Gallery Showings:
& Historic Alliance Center
*le Musee’ De Kaplan
*LaToscana’ Studio & Gallery
*Lafayette Art Gallery
*Crowley Art Gallery
*Jefferson Street Market
*Beca Gallery-New Orleans