Paintings from La Vonne Whiteman

Paintings from La Vonne Whiteman

Painting, my soul food!

Hi there! I am so thrilled you're here!

I'm a native of the beautiful state of Colorado, home to some of the most breathtaking scenery and natural wonders. From the majestic Rocky Mountains to the awe inspiring Great Sand Dunes. There is an endless supply of inspiration all around me! My particular art / painting style I would classify as a mix between realism and surrealism. I love painting landscapes, mountains, water, flowers, portraits, space and galaxy scenes, and much more!

A little background;
At an early age I realized that expressing my feelings through drawing and that art would always be an extension of me and a part of my life. I have been in love with creating art ever since I was in grade school, but it wasn't until I was in middle school that I realized what kind of an impact it would make in my life. At 12 years of age I was chosen as the winner of two separate drawing contests – both art projects were included in traveling art shows representing my middle school. Knowing that my drawings could make such an impact on the viewer, even at that early age, I knew that I was meant to create what was in my heart so that I may share it with anyone who were willing to view.

As an adult, I've kept my passion for charcoal and pencil drawing alive through many, many sketch books. However, in 2011 I went through a period in my life, as we all do, that required a new medium for expression, so I a began a new journey; that of painting. You see for me it has a profound way of relieving my anxiety and stress. Interestingly enough, my process as I set out to start a new piece, be it a drawing or painting, always begins with just a feeling, color or an image, and then I let my emotions and imagination take it from there!

For me there is no better place to be than in my art studio. Everyday you'll find me immersed within my art, my first love. Everything around me, the clear skies, sun drenched landscapes, trickling streams, and the flower filled meadows can and has inspired some of my favorite pieces. I work in a variety of different mediums, but acrylic and oil are the two I'm most fluent. I do still enjoy pencil and charcoal drawing though, a sort of getting back to my roots. I love painting, it is my soul food, my happy place! There are so many wonderful artists out there with lots of college courses in fine art and such, but I am mostly self-taught with a few community classes taken as I can. I am always learning all I can to better my craft and I am enjoying every minute of it! All of my artwork represents a piece of me that I want to share with you. I do hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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