Lucretia TORVA

The Alliance Française is pleased to introduce you to Lucretia Torva, professional painter in Phoenix, AZ. 

The Opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday September 22nd, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm. Lucretia Torva will be here to welcome you. Our exhibit will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. 

Diamonds in the Sun, oil on canvas, 48 x 30

Diamonds in the Sun, oil on canvas, 48 x 30

Biography

Born in central Illinois, Lucretia grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and Grenoble, France. She attended a French public school, learning French at a great age to learn a language, 6-9! Her family traveled extensively and she experienced many great landmarks and artworks in person. She knows her traveling at an early age is an important influence on her love of art and history. 

 

After receiving her MFA from the University of Illinois, she taught college art and art history for a few years. Lucretia moved to Phoenix in 1997 and have been a self-employed "artist" since 2000. She uses the term loosely since making a living at painting entails a lot of faux finishing and murals in kid's rooms! 

It's only been in the last 5 years that she has been making efforts to become involved in the Phoenix art scene. She has a mural on the front of Alwun House and was chosen for a light rail mural (McDowell/Central) for the Wayfinding project. New murals are to be seen at the Foundre Hotel and ion the side of AltaFilmore apartments downtown. Her work has been on display at Chartreuse, Unexpected and Gallery 9, all along Grand Ave. Lucretia has a mural panel as part of the Phabulous Phoenix Experience on display at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park. 

She creates a lot of custom work, helping bring her clients' vision to life. Her custom work runs the gamut from portraits, cars (of course), abstracts and plenty of murals, both indoors and outside. The latest large project is 3 oversized murals for Desert Rose Steakhouse in Glendale.

 

Dodge MOPAR mural, 2 walls, each approx 15x10 ft

Dodge MOPAR mural, 2 walls, each approx 15x10 ft