Constance LaPalombara and her husband spent their first year of marriage in Rome, where she became enamored with painting. Back in New Haven, Connecticut, she convinced Yale University School of Art professor and renowned realist painter William Bailey to let her into his class. “It was a graduate figure painting class, and I was completely over my head, but it ended up being an extremely important learning experience.” She went on to take drawing courses with another important teacher at Yale, Lester Johnson. Her husband’s career often took the couple to Italy, so she applied to the Tyler School of Art, which has a master of fine arts program in Rome. That first year of graduate school set her painting career in motion. “I never looked back,” she says. “It’s hard to believe I’d spent so many years not painting.” Visit her website at www.constancelapalombara.com.
To read more about LaPalombara see the September 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here is some art that didn’t appear in the article.
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