Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vianna Szabo

Last Rose © Vianna Szabo
Name: Vianna Szabo
Bio: Vianna Szabo is best known for her portraiture, which has earned her commissions and national recognition. Her art heroes are Zorn, Singer Sargent and Sorolla. Vianna has a BS in Education from Eastern Michigan University, but credits her art education to books, long hours at the easel, and the generosity of talented friends. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and has achieved Distinguished Pastellist status in the Pastel Society of the West Coast.  She was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle in 2011. The artist exhibits regularly in national juried exhibitions including the Pastel Society of America, The Portrait Society of America, and Oil Painters of America.  She was an award winner in the Pastel 100 in 2010, 2011, and 2013 and was a featured artist in the June 2014 Pastel Journal.  Her work is to be found in private and public collections around the USA.
Vianna is passionate about teaching and she offers a variety of workshops as well as private lessons and mentoring.  She is a firm believer that to teach is to learn. She has taught workshops around the USA and in 2014 led a five day figure workshop in Florence, Italy.
Vianna lives with her husband in Romeo, Michigan.  They have two children, who have served as her models and inspiration.
Medium: Pastel; oil
Subjects: Portraits; Figurative; Landscape; Still Life
Style: Loose representational
Navigation: This website has all the feel of a blog. The galleries are full of paintings and will reward thorough investigation. There is much to admire here.
Gallery: Little Gems; Portrait and Figurative; Landscapes; Still Life
Image View:  Thumbnails enlarge in a viewer, where they are labelled; they may be downloaded.  Last Rose is 7 x 5 ins, 550 x 395, 130 KB
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Blog: A very useful and informative blog is found at

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