An abstract artist working in acrylics and mixed media, Elizabeth LaPenna approaches each piece from an intuitive perspective, inspired by spirituality and nature. Elizabeth’s bold paintings are abundant with movement. The artist says, “I keep the paint moving in order to create texture and form, which becomes a balancing act between control and spontaneity.”
LaPenna is an award winning visual artist whose work is held in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States. A Chicago transplant, raised in upstate N.Y., she is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Elizabeth’s formal studies include Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida, and Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition, LaPenna studied with artist Edith Ferillo, Sally Miller, Boyce Kendrick and Blaine Hall. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Elizabeth worked as an artists’ agent, gallery assistant, and art teacher. She was responsible for establishing the art department and teaching at Fairview School in Winter Park, Florida. Elizabeth has also served on the board of directors and was exhibit chairman of the Charlotte, North Carolina Art League.