The Stripes Run Through Us
June 2 – June 30
This collection of my work is a celebration of the many facets of our daily lives and the situations in which we find ourselves. We meet people, we witness a kindness, we spy a beautiful flower, we get lost in a daydream while on a break at work. We collect these endless tidbits and experiences – and through them, we earn the stripes that make us who we are.
Creating art pieces in different genres is an amazing exercise with thrilling results. I have taken classes, workshops and immersion sessions that continually inspire and amaze me. The quality of teachers in this Florida market is amazing and I have grown as an artist tremendously. I love experimenting with oils, acrylics and mixed media. Abstracts have become my new passion and my fellow artists have become my new friends. My goal is to share my work with the world. I believe that every home should have quality art to inspire and uplift the families within.
Babz Lupoli is an experimental mixed media artist.She specializes in collage with rich texture and uses a vivid color palette. Babz retired from her career in elementary education and relocated to the Daytona Beach area in 2002.
After graduating from The State University of New York (SUNY)at Oswego in upstate New York, she began her elementary teaching career in Baltimore County, Maryland.Babz obtained her Master’s Degree in Management & Supervision from Loyola College. After32 years teaching in the classroom and serving as an administrator, she retired in 2002.
Babz was attracted to art her entire life: as a collector, amateur interior designer and fabric artist. A new friend in Florida encouraged her to try painting. Babz enrolled in her first class at the Art League of Daytona and – thanks to her teacher, Amelie Rogers – fell in love with oils, the discipline and the artists.
Babz is driven to create big bold energetic pieces that draw the viewer inside and make him/her feel and seek something new or hidden within themselves. She paints intuitively and is continuouslyamazed at the shapes and concepts that appear as if by magic. Recycling various papers and glue-able tidbits of life onto her pieces is especially gratifying.
“I believe that all of the arts enrich our lives, lift our psyches, help us improve our outlooks and heal our bodies and souls.We all need to surround ourselves with art that we can create and enjoy and share. All beauty is immensely powerful and inspiring.”
Exhibit opening Saturday, June 2
Mackay Gallery 4-7pm
Artist Talk – 6pm