Art Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 2024 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street
Liliana Washburn is a contemporary painter and Illustrator who was born in Brazil. She started painting at 37 years of age graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts. Her main body of work consists of large abstract paintings on Yupo paper, a synthetic paper made by Yupo Corporation America. Her daily practice includes the creation of an automatic miniature drawing as an essential part of her paintings process. In 2016, during a residency in Poland, she painted one of her miniature drawings on a large canvas. Since then, her main interest has been the emotional interplay created by simultaneously working on both styles. Semi-abstract scenes emerge from her paintings evoking viewers to derive their own meaning from them. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and it is now part of many private collections. Liliana believes in art as therapy. Through her art she shares the emotional energy of a specific moment. As she tells us: “I call my work human-nature, because it is human nature to express all emotions. It is sharing them that allows us to connect to each other … I paint because it makes me feel happy. It is my hope that when you look at my work, we can share that moment of happiness.” Liliana lives in Holmes, NY with her husband of 22 years.