Verona Penalba is a deeply intuitive painter who connects with the human spirit through portraiture and vibrant color. With a strong inclination to describe the uniqueness of a given subject while conversely interacting with the 'parts' of the subject, she injects raw emotional power by highlighting expression and often accentuating distinctive features. Penalba is drawn especially to the ’sacred feminine' , inspired by the women in her life and their
influence in the world, and they make up a majority of her portraits.
Penalba is interested in natural connection and the flow of energy in all its forms, apparent in her work through a carefully considered high-key color palette of neons and jewel tones that could be compared to ‘“auras” and vibrate in her portraits.
As a positive and optimistic person and artist, Verona strives to underline those aspects of the human condition to great effect.
Color also takes a leading role in the form of her abstract flow paintings. These compositions pulse with an energy that describe currents, clouds or other natural phenomena like portrait of your inner world; where the colors are all the nuances of your personality, that create a unique human. 'Abstract lets me celebrate the SPIRIT as energetic forces that live beyond the physical and what the eye can't see'
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