COLLAGE TECHNIQUES: ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
The Vienna Arts Society invites the public to a virtual art demonstration by award-winning artist and High School art teacher Elaine Florimonte. She’ll share a peek into her studio, demonstrating her collage technique of layering paint and papers to develop rich surfaces. Elaine will also describe her Daily Painting Challenge during summer breaks from school. Thursday, November 12, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Artist Biography Elaine Florimonte is a local artist and educator currently working in the suburban Washington, DC area. She has been a public school art educator for the past 24 years, painting and showing her work in the region as well as internationally. Her work varies between representational imagery and abstraction. Florimonte is also a jewelry designer and fabricator. She is a member of Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC. Her work has been published in Elan Magazine and in the Design Source Book for the DC area. Further information about her work and an interview with Elaine as an Artist Educator can be found on her website. www.elaineflorimonte.com
Artist Statement My current work illustrates layers of emotion and human condition; the overlapping of one life on another, the transparency of the actions and words of people. Symbols are very important to me and occur in my paintings as well as in my jewelry. They are symbols that most people relate to and assign their own meaning to; birds, houses, leaves, twigs, seeds, etc. I use imagery that I stumble upon in my daily life and in my travels. In my most recent work, I am acutely aware of the relationships that exist within a family and the external forces that affect those relationships.
Instagram and Facebook accounts: @elaineflorimonteart