About the Artist
I LOVE TO DRAW!! I can never remember a time in my life when I wasn't covered in pastel dust. Painting art for children and adults! I most enjoy paintings that tell a story capturing a memory or wistful feeling..
My primary career had been as a portraitist. I have literally done hundreds of portraits that are hanging in hospitals, universities and homes. Including 3 for USA Senator Evan Jenkins Now, I am pursuing my first love; painting pictures for and about children.
A third generation artist, my 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 almost 10 years. I am former President of the Tri State Arts Association ( 3 times). I have been juror for numerous exhibitions in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
I presented extensive lectures and workshops including the Armand Hamer Collection, area school workshops for students and teachers, and various civic groups.
American Society of Portrait Artists
The New York Society of Portrait Artists
& Tri State Arts Association
Please come and visit my shop!
- Laurie Shanholtzer - 'Art for Kids and Their Grownups'
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