I would like to present some work I have created during our Figure in Costume sessions at Arte Verissima in Oakland. I am currently managing their studio and gallery.
Our next session will be held Sunday, June 2 from 1-5 pm. You can like us on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arte-Verissima/218502428182059
I would like to share with you some recent portraits I have created from observing the live model. I have been painting the figure on a white background for over a year now.
I plan on continuing these studies until I have a full body of work to show in a future exhibition.
Here are the latest works:
Best Artists of 2012, ArtLA Magazine Issue 11
You can view the painting featured in the article at the James Gray Gallery located at the Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica, CA.
The painting’s title “Indian Canyon Road” is named after the billboard’s location near Palm Springs, CA adjacent to a wind energy field. The top layer of paper on the peeling billboard is a Values.com advertisement for inspiration featuring Norman Rockwell and reads “He saw the best in us”.
Advertisement for Inspiration
I did not discover this until I was painting the image (My intuition tells me what are my subjects, and if I am lucky if they reveal themselves later on in the process). The billboard is owned by Lamar, the nation’s largest outdoor advertiser. Paper billboards are becoming more scarce as more digital billboards are being introduced. The compliments of blue and orange color make this painting really pop off the wall. I had never introduced such vibrant color into this series until now, and I am grateful to be able to use such colors with this subject. It was also wonderful and challenging to paint typography, creating both a graphic yet realistic effect.
I am pleased to introduce my latest piece hot off of the easel. This is largest painting I have created in years, demanding a lot of time and a lot of paint!
I found this billboard in Palm Springs, CA.
Indian Canyon Road by Lauren Jade Szabo, 2012
Indian Canyon Road, oil on canvas, 5 x 4 feet
Lauren Jade Szabo, Desert Shores I, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
A Window Between Worlds Artworks for Healing charity auction to benefit women and children surviving domestic violence, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
Once a week, I enjoy painting from the model with a group of Bay Area artists.
Here are some recent portraits from observation:
Lisa, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, 2012
Nick, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, 2012
Ana II, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2012
Carrie II, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2012
Sarah III, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches, 2012
Rachel, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, 2012
Teresa, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2012
For inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Client enjoys the book for the first time.
I am pleased to announce new features to my website!
LaurenSzabo.com now offers an online store where you can purchase paintings and my self published book Deconstruction. As a gift, you will receive one free book with every painting sale.
The signed 17×11 inch hardcover book with jacket is made to order in California and can be shipped to you within weeks. The books also makes a great holiday gift!
Please visit: www.laurenszabo.com
A Client refers to the book as he views my paintings at ArtLA. Photographs by Jason Speth.
I have recently designed and self published an artist book highlighting my work for the past two years. It is a large format portfolio book, 17 x 11 inches, 40 pages, hardcover, with jacket. I am pleased to release the book at my upcoming painting exhibition at ArtLA located at the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Here is a sneak peak of the images featured in the book! Enjoy:
Thank you for all of your support! Contact me at email@example.com to order a book directly.
Lauren Jade Szabo
D E C O N S T R U C T I O N
August 4 – September 2, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave. Building D5
Santa Monica, CA 90404
oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches
Facebook Event Invitation