Monday, March 15, 2010

Katarzyna Lappin Awarded Second Place in THE Painting Exhibition at Still Point Art Gallery

Katarzyna Lappin was awarded the Second Place Director's Award for her contribution to THE Painting Exhibition, Still Life with Grapes and Bowl of Cherries. Lappin's work is a delight - each piece of fruit at its peak of ripeness and perfection...lovely china bowls with charming blue designs...and a beautiful textured marble tabletop. Lappin says that her compositions are imaginative...she does not work from real objects. Her goal with her paintings is to achieve an atmosphere from the edge of a dream...something like a still shot from a dream. She uses oils because they are the only medium that she feels the thrill to work with. She likes the freedom to experiment with light and shadow, color, subjects, and perspective. Lappin leaves the established rules behind and tries to let her intuition take over when she paints.

Still Life with Grapes and Bowl of Cherries

Katarzyna Lappin grew up in Warsaw, Poland, where she was a member of the pantomime group in the Jewish Theater from 1984 to 1988. After she left the theater, Katarzyna cooperated with artistic agencies and was able to generate income from art even though she wasn't aware of her ability to paint until she was 23 years old. She is a self-taught painter without much professional training. In the mid 1990's, Lappin accepted a management position in a telecommunications company, and her art was set aside for many years. Currently living in southern California with her husband and two wonderful children, Lappin now balances her time between her household, family, studio time, and art career.

Still Life with Grapes and Bowl of Cherries (16 x 12), oil on board, $800

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Christine Brooks Cote
Still Point Art Gallery
March 11, 2010

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