Creating the Contemporary Mona Lisa

The portrait of Lisa Gherardini, Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” is widely considered the most famous painting in the world. In a nod to the Renaissance,  I am bringing back the art of the portrait in a beautiful and modern way and creating a contemporary “Mona Lisa.”

Each person has a story that is uniquely theirs and it is my job to bring that story to life.  I work one on one with my clients  to understand who they are and what their hopes and dreams are. When I am doing the photo shoot and I’m talking to the person, I talk about their dream and I have them tell me what their dream is, and I keep bringing that dream back to them and I want to see that sparkle in their eye when they actually feel they can achieve their dream and that’s the moment that I capture in the paintings.

As I start thinking about the creation of their painting,  it’s about the aesthetic moment that is created between the artist, the subject, the mood, the setting, the aesthetic design, the viewpoint of the artistic director and the lighting. These are all elements of beauty that exist that we overlook.

My creative team of photographers, hair and make up artists, and art directors help to create the story. Before the painting is even created, we ride a magic carpet of imagination through the universe. We are absorbed in the creation as team of kindred spirits that contribute on the same aesthetic wavelength.

The experience of having your portrait painted is a rare opportunity to tell your story and one I look forward to creating with you. Click here to see my newest video on my new paintings:

Pomm’s Renaissance Inspired Paintings

I am very excited to share these new paintings and have scheduled an ART EXHIBITION and VIP RECEPTION on March 31st, 2012 at Million Air, Burbank, California. Please call the studio if you would like to attend: 818-244-7150.

Love, Pomm


About pommfineart

Pomm was born in Los Angeles but was raised by her French mother and grandmother and had a truly bi-cultural upbringing. Her mother, who was born in Paris, read a novel by French authoress Colette in which one of the characters was a little girl named Pomme. She loved the name, which means “apple”, and took the “e” off to ensure correct pronunciation. While at college, Pomm moved to France and studied art in Aix-en-Provence. In Europe, Pomm fell in love with the Old World architecture, particularly in the southern regions of France where the sun and flowers inspired her to return again and again. When she returned to America, Pomm made a firm decision to be an artist and attended watercolor classes with Scott Moore in Laguna Beach. She found that she loved the medium. Pomm created and perfected a unique style using only translucent watercolors applied in many layers that allowed her to paint the strong colors, light, and shadows that create the feel of Europe in her paintings. Within each work is Pomm’s artist “hidden apple”, the artist’s signature of authenticity and assurance of her high standards and exceptional quality of art. In 2001, Pomm channeled her artistic talents towards honoring and helping others. After the Sept 11, 2001 tragedy, Pomm created “Unspoken Courage”, a painting which celebrates the unselfish heroism of all those who helped during the attacks. From late 2003 until now, Pomm has created a series of oils that explore the spirit and motion of other artists in the creation of their art. Her work depicts people creating art of all forms, ranging from traditional to informal. Recently, Pomm took the opportunity to travel the world with her husband, a pilot. She recalls that, “in each country we visited, I (experienced) as much of the native culture as I could. Seeking out the artists from these different cultures, it was wonderful to see how they expressed their lives through art.” Throughout all of this, Pomm has remained an active member of Artists for Human Rights International. This is a group formed with the higher purpose of bringing artists together under the common goal of a raised awareness of every human’s basic rights. As the Director of Visual Artists, Pomm has helped to organize three exhibits in New York and Los Angeles while building membership and support for the group.
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