DOWNEY - Elva Van Lueven, an accomplished artist whose work hangs around the country and even in parts of Europe, gave a demonstration of work Tuesday at Furman Park, part of the regular monthly meeting of Downey Art League.Originally from Oklahoma, Van Lueven moved to California in her teens. She majored in music at Los Angeles City College, sang with the Hollywood Bowl Chorus and appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles City Opera, Downey Symphony Orchestra and many concert chorale groups. An interest in adult education led to Van Lueven taking art classes and workshops. Her enthusiasm helped to develop her own unique techniques. Her first love is painting florals, excelling in roses, and she also enjoys landscapes and seascapes. Van Lueven's painting have hung in Lindsey Gallery in Carmel, Haggemaker Gallery in Laguna Beach, Anenberg Gallery in Palm Desert and Scottsdale, and the Muckenthaller Center in Fullerton. She has been the featured artist at Solvang and with the La Habra Art Association, and at many art galleries and art associations. She currently has painting in the Old Town Gallery in Seal Beach. Her works hang throughout the United States, Canada, France and England.
********** Published: February 24, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 45