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I LOVE TO DRAW!! I can never remember a time in my life when I wasn't covered in pastel dust My first love is painting art for children! I do also enjoy drawing artwork to which adults can relate - wistful or romantic moments and settings

My primary career has been in commissioned portrait paintings.. I have literally done 100s of them over the years.

A third generation artist, family members include my grandfather, the nationally recognized muralist, Vincent Maragliotti, (example: Philadelphia capitol dome), Aunt Iris Guarducci, a Pulitzer prize winner in portraits and my mother, Gina Tetzlaff, a prominent New York dress designer and portraitist.
Originally from Bronxville, New York, I am now a resident of Huntington, West Virginia. I established the first portrait and pastel classes at the…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 17
  • Joined September 4, 2011

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Pastels soft, hard and everything in between, Rives BFK all cotton paper, archival prints

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LaurieShanholtzer
Art for Kids and Their Grownups

About

Hi!
I LOVE TO DRAW!! I can never remember a time in my life when I wasn't covered in pastel dust My first love is painting art for children! I do also enjoy drawing artwork to which adults can relate - wistful or romantic moments and settings

My primary career has been in commissioned portrait paintings.. I have literally done 100s of them over the years.

A third generation artist, family members include my grandfather, the nationally recognized muralist, Vincent Maragliotti, (example: Philadelphia capitol dome), Aunt Iris Guarducci, a Pulitzer prize winner in portraits and my mother, Gina Tetzlaff, a prominent New York dress designer and portraitist.
Originally from Bronxville, New York, I am now a resident of Huntington, West Virginia. I established the first portrait and pastel classes at the Huntington Museum of Art where I taught more than 10 years. I am former President of the Tri State Arts Association ( 3 times). I presented extensive lectures and workshops include the Armand Hamer Collection, area school workshops for students and teachers, and various civic groups. I have been juror for numerous exhibitions

ETSY SHOP; http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurieShanholtzer
WEBSITE; http://laurieshanholtzer.weebly.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/LJShanholtzer

Member of the following organizations:

American Society of Portrait Artists
The New York Society of Portrait Artists
& Tri State Arts Association


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