Fine portraiture is a sacred tool for me since it reflects and honor the subject in deeper ways. Every portrait that I have painted has generated strong emotional responses. In their testimonials, people speak of how looking at themselves,their children,or family members in their portraits has empowered them and made them feel more beautiful.
About The Artist...
South American artist Luisa F. V. Cleaves is a native of Argentina.
She studied at The Superior School of Fine Arts majoring in Sculpture and Painting. Luisa exhibited her artwork in galleries, hotels, libraries, and art associations in Argentina as well as the U.S.
Her work has been praised by such well known Argentinian art critics Cesar Magrini from "El Cronista Comercial" and E.R. from "Clarin."
Luisa illustrated the title page of the book "Imagine", an homage to Frida Kahlo by international women poets.
She has been interviewed by local newspapers, radio, and T.V. program "Aqui"
Her work is in private collections in South America, Central America, Europe, and the U.S.
She's an award winning artist and a member of The American Society of Portrait Artists.