Description Sophia Loren- born Sofia Villani Scicolone, 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.
Vel Verrept, USA, Singapore,Singapore Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement Vel Verrept is an exceptionally talented internationally acclaimed artist. Her ideas and aesthetics spill into Figurative paintings, Landscapes, Seascapes and, Still Life and Abstract works. She has exhibited her work all over the world and has works in private collections throughout the world.
Her largest private collection is held by renowned musicians, Laura and Allen Vizzutti. By using iconic images from famous musicians, and contemporary life, the artist creates images that pop with color and life. Her varied portfolio moves through vibrant abstractions to village scenes, music legends. Familiar faces are recreated with a feeling of light and an understanding of the language of color.
"The purpose of my work is to reflect how a love and appreciation for music, living in different parts of the world, and a genuine appreciation for different cultures inspires me. The musician paintings are not really about celebrity, but an homage to all artists, especially jazz musicians, who courageously created remarkable music in the face of incredible odds. Respect!"
Ms. Verrept currently lives in Singapore and the United States.