Featured Artist Vinette Varvaro

Artist Vinette Varvaro creates portraits of flowers through a digital light printing process, with spectacular results. View her portfolio by visiting her website.

 

"Summer Bouquet 2" Archival Digital Print, 12" x 18" by artist Vinette Varvaro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Summer Bouquet 2″ Archival Digital Print, 12″ x 18”

 

Trained in the fine arts with a masters degree in painting, all my works focus on complex and innovative expressions of color.

 

"Multi Floating Flowers" Archival Digital Print, 12" x 18" by artist Vinette Varvaro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Multi Floating Flowers” Archival Digital Print, 12″ x 18″

 

After graduating from the masters program at the Art Institute of Chicago, I was encouraged by world-renowned visiting artists from New York City to go directly to the city and begin my career continuing to paint the large scale abstract color field paintings they critiqued as “masterful in my use of color and technique.”

 

"Rodie" Archival Digital Print, 12" x 18" by artist Vinette Varvaro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Rodie” Archival Digital Print, 12″ x 18″

 

Shortly after moving to a loft in New York City’s Soho artists district, I was featured in the show “New York Eleven” with two 10’ x 15’ paintings. Today, I continue to paint abstract works and also work with collage and digital imagery.

 

"King Solomon's Seal 1" Archival Digital Print, 12" x 18" by artist Vinette Varvaro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“King Solomon’s Seal 1″ Archival Digital Print, 12″ x 18”

 

My inspiration for abstract work comes from the use of color in Renaissance art, Asian art and nature. In my series “The New Botanicals” my goal was to focus on pure, literal imagery of my lifelong inspiration, the flower.

 

"Summer Bouquet 1" Archival Digital Print, 12" x 18" by artist Vinette Varvaro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Summer Bouquet 1″ Archival Digital Print, 12″ x 18”

 

The flowers I have depicted in archival digital prints present themselves boldly and perfectly just as they are. These exquisite images practically create themselves along with my help in selecting and posing them.

 

"White and Pink Peony" Archival Digital Print, 12" x 18" by artist Vinette Varvaro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“White and Pink Peony” Archival Digital Print, 12″ x 18″

 

The series was created to be a contemporary treatment of the age-old art of botanical drawing, which for centuries was the only way of recording floral images. Many of my “flower portraits” were created at the request of Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. They recognize my works as the most accurate botanical images of various flowers from their collection to date.

 

"Fuschia Floating Blossoms" Archival Digital Print, 12" x 18" by artist Vinette Varvaro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Fuschia Floating Blossoms” Archival Digital Print, 12″ x 18″

 

“The New Botanicals” are not photographs. Actual live specimens are composed after many tries and scanned. They are then imported to Photoshop where I work on them for hours, perfecting color and composition, yet never straying from their accurate depiction.

 

"Fuschia Peony" Archival Digital Print, 12" x 18" by artist Vinette Varvaro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Fuschia Peony” Archival Digital Print, 12″ x 18″

 

My fine art digital prints are heirloom quality and colorfast for 125 yrs. They bring the elegant and graceful vibrancy of the flower to flourish indoors year round.

 

 

Comments

  1. Absolutely stunning Vinette! Exquisite compositions — what a pleasure to see your art.

  2. Truly stunning and masterful. They are at once accurate and creative pieces, clearly made by a master artist. Brava!

    • Hello Tracy,
      How generous of you to give my work such high praise. I sincerely appreciate it.
      Thank You,
      Vinette

      PS take a peak at my other website vinettestudios.com

  3. The images are gorgeous, Vinette. They have a dramatic serenity to them. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but you’ve achieved that lovely balance.

  4. Linda Burdick says:

    This work is simply beautiful. As a lover of flowers, and a lover of photography, and a lover of art, this just hit the jackpot with me. Just beautiful. And inspiring.

    • Hello Linda,
      Since we have so much in common your kind words are especially appreciated.
      Thank you so much!
      Sincerely,
      Vinette
      PS. take a peak at my other website vinettestudios.com

  5. Mary Ellen Vesprini says:

    Absolutely beautiful

  6. Jeffrey Mitchell says:

    Your work is exquisite ! As a published maker, seller and exhibitor of digital “Floral Portraits” …… your work shows great vision and execution. Your “Fuschia Peony” is extraordinary!

  7. I share your love of nature and the exquisite life of flowers! Love the bold modern style that exemplifies their beauty! Long live flower portraiture!

  8. Nice to see that this scanning of live flower specimens is still going on since I began doing this in 2005 once I bought my Epson 10000X. You might also look at the collection of books of scanned flowers by the late Harold Feinstein, “One Hundred Flowers”, “Foliage”, “One Hundred Seashells”, and “Orchidelerium” which he produced about a decade ago. Enjoy!

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