Born in Queens, New York City, L.A. CLINE earned a B.A. at Montclair State College and supported herself by drawing portraits and creating medical illustrations for doctors. Now over 40 years the passion of Pastel Painting goes on.
In addition to the many custom commissioned portraits L.A. CLINE has painted for clients’ homes and offices, the artist also has created works that are on permanent display, which include portraits within the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center in Miami, Florida; Florida International University in North Miami, Florida; Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida and the Sidney M. Aronovitz United States Courthouse in Key West, Florida.
Two Fine Art Giclee Reproductions of L.A. CLINE’s Original Memorial Portrait Paintings, The Honorable Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz and The Honorable Judge Lawson E. Thomas are in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC’s American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, in their “Living Artists File”. This file can be viewed by the public to learn about American Heroes and the artists that created their images. The “Living Artists File” also serves as a recommendation for future art commissions.
L.A. CLINE’s Sports Collection of Paintings has been featured on ABC’s South Florida Channel 10, displayed at South Florida’s Sun Life Football Stadium and at the BB&T Hockey Arena.
Over the years, L.A. CLINE has been featured in numerous art showings, magazines and galleries. The Artist is a long time member of the Pastel Society of America in New York City.
On April 10, 2013 William G. Allman, Curator of the White House accepted the portraiture portfolio of L.A. CLINE for their files as an Artist in consideration for the Presidential Portrait.
In January 2014 L.A. CLINE was awarded the People’s Choice Award for the Art displayed at the 7th Annual Fine Art Show at the Lauderdale Yacht Club.
From August to October 2014, L.A. CLINE had the privilege of a solo Artist showing featuring a Collection of Original Giclee Embellished Floral Giclee’s at Neiman Marcus, Fort Lauderdale. Each Giclee is personally enhanced by hand and becomes a one-of-a-kind work of Art.
L.A. CLINE exhibited embellished unique Fine Art Gilcee’s at the Agora Gallery in New York City from December 1-20, 2015.
The Artist is featured in the ArtisSpectrum Magazine, presenting the new painting, “Romancing the Rose”, http://www.artisspectrum.com/magazine/34/#56. (PAGE 56) L.A. CLINE featured the Floral Art in VENU Magazine in the Art and Objects section with a mention of the exhibit in the Gallery Section.
The new website, www.LACLINEfineart.com, serves as an in-depth portfolio of the many facets of the Artist’s work that includes: Corporate, Family, Florals, Landscapes, Pets, Wildlife, Entertainment and Sports Pastel Paintings.
In addition to the other collections, the Artist has devoted the last fifteen years to creating a Nature Collection of Florals, Wildlife and Landscape Pastel Paintings that bring the beauty of lives and our world close up and personal.
L.A. CLINE’s Pastel Paintings are the result of a multi-layered process. The artist starts with a pencil sketch to scale that is the blue print for the painting. Then carefully and meticulously over many weeks the Artist starts building the many layers of colors and tone while ensuring the clarity of each line and shape. The finished Pastel Painting is then the source of Gilcee prints which are then embellished with layers of medium that gives each embellished Gilcee it’s own unique personality and appearance.
The Art L.A. Cline creates reflects the legacy of the world we live in. Each painting that you adore brings out the timeless beauty that is within each of us. These are the objects of our desire with special meaning that we place in our personal environment to enjoy and tell the stories of our time on this earth to future generations.
On a personal note I want to thank Lexington Blood for noticing my Art and giving me the opportunity to send my information to Auction House Portal. Best Regards, L.A. CLINE,close