Lucia Paterra is a big romantic at heart and a big supporter of community events.
She volunteers her time for good causes. Ms. Paterra would like to start a non-profit art
studio with free or affordable classes for those who have a desire to be artists, who have deposited in them some the same love for art that she has and had the opportunity to develop herself because of the care and nurturing that was shown to her in her time of need. With great wanting and a humble heart is the
best vantage point to view Ms. Paterra's work. She is enlighted to be a realist and yet illuminates her kind gestures. She has an appreciation for her surroundings that nature seems to envelope as a security around her and a sense of peace one gets evidently when viewing her art.
It is this same compassion that manifest in her artwork. This compassionate heart of hers leaps into the viewer and becomes settled there as if to acknowledge her viewpoint of life, her way of seeing the world through the eyes of a person who genuinely cares for the well being of others; her zest for life; her heartfelt moments captured in the fibres of the canvass and the oil painting seems to glow with the same aura of her love for
others and her deep spiritual roots. Ms. Paterra is definitely an artist who has learned to appreciate whatever life has to offer but in a positive tone of appreciation and never taking for granted the much or little she has to work with. In some portraits, God is her cornerstone and she shields the love of her creator in every
brushstroke that is painted of her spiritual work which makes up about 5% of her artwork. Ms. Paterra has a love for Ontario scenery parklands, vast array of country openness and settings. Her scenery is a reflection of her love and beauty for her homeland of Ontario. Algonquin Park and the many visits she has had there is certainly reflective of her love for Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven, which are her favourite scenery artists and one to greatly inspire her admiration for such portraits of artwork. Nature scenery paintings make up the major bulk of her artwork of about 20% of her collection. They include beautiful nature scenes of parklands, bam and countryside, beachfronts, and seascapes, mountains, Northern lights, and deep forestry.
Her love for her homeland is surely reflective of the oil paintings she has of the urban villages of Italy. Architectural buildings of antique picturesque beauty are captured and captivating to the eye to hold you memorized and fixated on the keen details expressed in her artwork.
Distant churches and heritage of village scenes where Lucia grew up are captured in these
paintings that make up about 10% of her work.
Ms. Paterra also enjoys people and animals that are full of spirit and appreciation for life. She has met some interesting people who have taken a hold of her heart in some way or another. The beauty and fullness of life is captured in the eyes of the portraits that seem to take grasp of you and capture the life-longjourneys they have
been through. The details that she paints the people and animals are amazing, lifelike, and convincible. Her Romeo and Juliet Compassionate Kiss is so inspiring and one of her masterpieces that I truly adore. Her dog
Bruster is captivating and a calming security that reflects his appreciation of being spoiled with
homecooked meals. His contentment and sense of peace is reflective in this portrait. About 5%- 10% of her artwork is in this genre of art. She definitely has a great and unique artistic flair
that is reflective in her great collection of