Venerate will be a series of large-scale portraits of women working in the arts today. The focus is to highlight each of them emphasizing the role of women in shaping the future of art. A loud declaration that our work will not be minimized or ignored as our predecessors. These portraits will also work as an homage, each inspired by the past works of women artists from history. By looking at both the future and the past, Venerate will seek to encompass the value of women in the arts throughout time. The goal of this project is to celebrate the women artists working today and to educate the viewer about the amazing women whose roles in art history have been diminished, undervalued, or forgotten.
Roxanna Walitzki (Spring)
72”x36” oil on canvas
(Inspired by artist Romaine Brooks)