Pamela Lanza, my teacher and an inspiration

I went to a great art opening a few weeks ago, "Darkness and Beauty," at the Matarozzi / Pelsinger Building building. I loved the fabulous pen and ink and multimedia drawings by my experimental drawing class teacher, Pamela Lanza (one pictured below). “Combustio” by Pamela Lanza

I love what she does with light, color and wash. She also works well with ink, has great line work, and includes amazing detail.

She paints her politics in a beautiful way. She’s fabulous at painting figures in her surreal worlds, where odd objects such as grenades allude to a destroyed world.

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She’s also a fantastic teacher. She’s been gently pushing me to be a better artist through suggesting new techniques and showing me new ways of approaching my work.

What artists inspire you, either through their work or through their teaching?