Fania Greenwood – Artist Showcase

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Fania Greenwood has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Fania is an award-winning artist based in North Carolina, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 26th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Fania’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Fania’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Fania Greenwood was born in Lyon, France, post-World War II. While growing up in Lyon her passion for art began at a young age as she studied fashion design and pattern making as well as French Cooking. She soaked up as much of the French culture as she could and brought it with her when she moved to the United States in the 1970’s.

After traveling for her first several years in the US, Fania studied Color and Design and Sculpture at Idaho State University before settling in Charlotte, NC in the 1980’s with her husband and three children. She studied Graphic Design and Photography while in Charlotte and worked in those fields for nearly 30 years while raising her children.

Fania’s inspirations rose from the French Post Impressionism, Cubism and Pop Art of the Twentieth Century. She loves graffiti paintings for their intense colors, freedom of patterns, fabrics, textured materials, found objects and printed materials.

Graffiti is often associated with vandalism but has proven to be much more and has slowly invaded contemporary culture. It plays an important role in the world of Art, Design and Fashion and is widely used on all kinds of merchandise as well – apparel, fashion accessories, culinary accessories, gift wrappers, boxes, cartons, etc…

All of these loves are very prevalent in her vibrant and colorful collages.

Artist Statement

A French native, my inspirations rose from the French Post Impressionism, Cubism and Pop Art of the Twentieth Century. From fashion design, sewing, pattern design to graphic design and the influence of a long list of contemporary artists and designers, I am now so happy that I am able to put everything on canvas. 5 years ago after retirement, I started painting but my work has been inspired by my many experiences from the last 60 years: Fashion Design, Pattern design, Graphic Design and Photography.

At first it was difficult to describe my paintings as I never really tried to find work this way. As a graphic designer, the portfolio talks for itself, and I did have a very long and interesting career. Now I know that my inspirations come from patterns, shapes, bright colors, recycled materials, and printed images from magazines and from my photographs taken in many countries over the years. My new work also includes more stitched fabrics on canvas complimented by color and designs.

I am very inspired by Yayoi Kusama who is in her nineties and still produces wonderful work. She taught me that it is never too late to express yourself in painting.

To see more of Fania’s art, please visit her website.

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