Alleyway of Arches
French artist Veronica Schmitt became a fine art painter shortly after she moved to the US. The exploration of a world that was new to her as well as the discovery of the California impressionist artists had a significant impact on her work. She paints lively and colorful snapshots of life, inviting the viewer to speculate about the story being depicted and suggesting the incredible diversity of our world. Her work usually consists of figures and urban landscapes, but regardless of the subject or genre she chooses, light is always the strongest element in her paintings. Her visual approach reveals that search as she explores its interplay with shadow or reflections in relation to vibrant color. She works with a spontaneous and energized hand, applying loose brushstrokes of paint on a bright orange toned canvas, leaving the underpainting filter throughout the scene and giving the finished piece a distinctive glow. Former graphic designer, Veronica completed her master degree in Art at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in France. She is a recognized award-winning artist, member of the California Art Club and the National Society of Painters in Acrylic. Her work has been selected for several solo shows, has received numerous awards and has been published in several books and magazines in France and in the US, including The Artist Magazine and Southwest Art.