Frida Kahlo Mexican painter, 1907 – 1954
After 25 years in corporate marketing and consulting–in New York and Delaware, Veronica returned to her first love—painting. By then, her family of transplanted New Yorkers had ensconced themselves in the
Born in New York City, an atmosphere rich in cultural treasures and experiences, art was everywhere. Her Italian immigrant family revered the classical arts; her mother, an art school graduate took her frequently to art museums and eventually to weekly painting classes at the Brooklyn and Metropolitan Museums of Art.
Drawing on these experiences and a family art collection, her formative years were filled with images of the Italian Masters Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese as well as the Impressionists Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Renoir and Post Impressionists, Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso and Braque.
Veronica’s art studies continued throughout high school and college and include the Traphagen School of Design, the Art Students League, the Barnes Foundation, the Delaware Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
In 1994, she began private lessons with Delaware artist Britt Haglid, who introduced her to master painter and teacher, Edward Loper, Sr. Loper helped her to evolve her art and to expand her and use of line, light, shape and color. She has also studied and learned substantially from artist, teacher and author, Marilyn Bauman.
Veronica Mauro is a fine arts painter whose work may best be described as ‘contemporary impressionism’ with an emphasis on vivid color, dramatic light and striking lines. Color has been a driving creative force in Veronica’s life as far back as childhood. Color’s importance seemed only to grow as her understanding and skill to use it expanded.
Once discovered, oil paints became her favorite medium. “I love everything about them—the luscious color possibilities and the creamy texture which I can build up or smooth down”. She works primarily with brush but is turning more and more to palette knife as it adds greatly to her expressiveness. She finds her work ever evolving as she allows it to be more about qualities and less about the subjects. “Evolution in art is natural and inevitable, as long as you are looking and listening.”
Ms. Mauro’s work has been shown in the Delaware Valley for the past 12 years. She has done many one-woman shows and has also organized exhibitions with fellow artists. She has been part of Edward Loper’s shows annually, and been repeatedly featured at The Wilmington Drama League, and shows at art galleries and venues throughout the area.
I am always looking for unique locations, where I think my art will show well but also where the viewer can spend ‘quality time’ with it. Veronica has shown in places as varied as Va La Vineyards, Legends & Lore, a beach front gallery and
Caffe Gelato, a downtown Newark restaurant.
“I look for places where people go to have fun, relax and enjoy some art.”
Her work is part of private collections in the Delaware Valley and New York areas.