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BIO

Living amongst the vineyards of Northern Italy, Brenda Lois Turrisi, was born  and raised in Miami, Florida.  With a perfectionists eye for detail, her realistic paintings have been the source of her artistic expression using mediums of acrylic or gauche.

 

While her subjects may vary, her style can be seen through the intense attention to details and fine shading.

 

Social Media has brought about a further evolution where Brenda Lois fuses computer generated graphics with her original paintings often with a personal view of the social injustices that she perceives are upon us today. 

These pieces will be tokenised and made available in the NFT Marketplace. More to come...

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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I BEGAN PAINTING IN THE 90’S WHILE LIVING IN TORONTO, CANADA. I HAD NO FORMAL STUDIES AND BASICALLY WENT WITH MY INSTINCT. I HAD ALWAYS BEEN GOOD WITH MY HANDS BUT HAD NEVER IMAGINED THAT I COULD ACTUALLY CREATE SOMETHING FROM A BLANK CANVAS. 

 

I LAUGHED AND CRIED WHEN I COMPLETED MY FIRST SERIOUS PAINTING WHICH WAS A BALLERINA. I HAD DISCOVERED A NEW DIMENSION OF SPACE AND TIME THAT HAS REMAINED MY PERSONAL PLACE OF PEACE AND INSPIRATION. 

 

MY WORK NATURALLY FLUCTUATES BETWEEN SUBJECTS  BUT THE BASE CONCEPT IS ALWAYS THE SAME. THIS BEING THE IDEA THAT NO MATTER HOW COMPLICATED THE ACTUAL DETAILS ARE, THE END RESULT MUST CONVEY A REALISTIC FEELING OF SPACE, ORDER AND BALANCE.

 

THE APERITIF SERIES HAS CLEAN SHARP LINES , CONTRAST AND  COLORS THAT ARE OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS, WHILE THE FEMALE FORMS ARE RICH WITH SUPER FINE SHADING SOMETIMES ACCESSORISED WITH A SHARP DETAILED EMBELLISHMENT (BALLERINA SLIPPERS"). THERE ARE ALSO  PAINTINGS THAT FALL IN BETWEEN  SUCH AS   “VOYAGE” WHICH DEPICTS A CHERRY RED AUSTIN HEALEY FULL OF DETAILS AND RICH REFLECTIONS  SITUATED  IN AN ETHEREAL TERRAIN. 

 

DEPENDING ON THE SUBJECT, MY PAINTINGS ARE CREATED USING EITHER ACRYLICS OR GAUCHE. EACH MEDIUM HAS ITS OWN BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS SO I  ENJOY SWITCHING BETWEEN THE TWO. 

 

GRAPHIC ART IS ALSO A PASSION AND I AM JUST BEGINNING TO MERGE THE TWO TECHNIQUES. THIS ALLOWS ME TO TAKE AN ORIGINAL PAINTING AND MANIPULATE IT INTO A VARIETY OF VERSIONS DEPENDING ON MY PRESENT STATE OF MIND. 

 

CREATING ART TAKES ME TO A SPACE OF INFINITE FREEDOM WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS OF MIND CHATTER OR THE EXTERNAL CHAOS ALL AROUND. WHAT A GIFT!

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"VOYAGE"
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