DescriptionI love painting on square canvases. The square shape gives a contemporary twist to even the most tradition subject. This is a classic example of a heliconia flower, a lovely tropical flower that can be seen in Hawaii.
Jenny Floravita, San Francisco Bay Area Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement Floravita’s background includes an extensive education in the arts. By the age of four she began her studies in dance and shortly thereafter she proceeded to art and piano instruction with the same intensity to excel in each new endeavor. Jenny went on to win awards with her art and dance through her school years and to continue on at the University of California Santa Cruz where she completed her formal education in art.
Jenny Floravita has been featured in the premier interior design magazine Open House Magazine since 2001. She has done numerous solo shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including some of the most popular fine arts festivals like the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival and Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. She has also published art marketing articles for Art Calendar Magazine
“The tropics have always been a place that I hold dear in my heart; the air and it’s dense humid nature; the scent of the Caribbean; the hues and textures of the cocoa palm— I love everything about the tropics.” It was in Florida while attending a reception of her work at an international gallery that Floravita discovered the wonderfully serene and world re-known Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens. “I knew that my career as an artist would be forever changed by this enchanting eighty-three acre tropical wonderland. I realized that Florida was only a wonderful beginning of a whole lush equator awaiting me! It is my life’s mission to continually visit these gorgeous climates throughout the world and gather together the wonderful feelings, sounds, smells and sights through my passion for painting.”