Walter Art Gallery Virtually Presents "The Compass Collection" with Lucretia Torva
By: Walter Art Gallery
Nine portraits were created that are purposely large and gazing directly at the viewer, so that we cannot avoid their presence forcing us to engage with them. They are painted in a realistic manner so as to accurately represent the subjects along with heightened color to highlight an expressionistic level of emotion. The backgrounds are simple with metallic details giving the work an added element of elegance or a feeling of elevated status as with a religious icon.
Torva states "I feel these women all act from a deep well of compassion, enabling their determination, drive and focus. Their compassion is for all living things, for children, for animals, for families, for the Earth, for all marginalized people." This is an ongoing project for the artist, as there are many great subjects though out the world. Torva will be donating 10% of each sale to an organization, each painting goes with a different charity that is relevant to the subject.
Torva is a formally trained artist, receiving her Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting and her Masters of Fine Arts from University of Illinois. She is based in Phoenix, Arizona where she has been creating dazzling paintings for over 30 years. She is a talented realist painter and muralist who is fascinated with surfaces, textures and reflections. Torva hopes that her work will "inspire viewers to look at the world with greater care and amazement."
"The Compass Collection" will open virtually to the public on Friday, July 17, 2020, 6:30-7:00pm broadcasted on Facebook live on The Walter Art Gallery page and led by Gallery Manager, Charlotte Strawn."The Compass Collection" will be on display at Walter Art Gallery from July 17 - August 21, 2020 open by appointment only. Located at 6425 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale 85251.
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