There are few that can truly capture the beauty of Griffith like Carmela Kozlowski can.
She’s been painting the local landscape for years, but now she is exhibiting her art at the Griffith Regional Theatre until March 15.
It’s a free exhibition that opened on February 6 called “Ambiente,” which was named after the emotions she feels when gazing out onto the Griffith scenery.
It’s been her home for many years, but she said Griffith still manages to surprise her with its unpredictable natural beauty and ever-changing environment.
“Landscapes can set a certain mood, and sometimes you will come across something that really inspires you,” Ms Kozlowski said.
Artistic inspiration is something that has come naturally to her since she was eight years old, when she knew for the first time that she wanted to be a painter.
Since then she’s dabbled in many styles and mediums before settling down on oil painting as her medium of choice.
She’s been honing her craft for a lifetime, but she said she still has a long way to go before reaching full mastery, if such a thing even exists.
“I don’t think you ever get to the stage where you feel like you’ve really captured it,” she said.
Whenever she finishes a painting there is always a tinge of regret in the back of her mind, an unshakeable feeling that she hasn’t quite captured the true beauty that Griffith has to offer.
It’s that nagging feeling that has spurred her on to continue honing her craft and bring as much beauty to her art as she can possibly muster.
She is determined to continue striving towards the perfection that she sees in the nature around her, with a view to making each piece of art more beautiful than the last.
“That’s what keeps driving you on when you have a passion, isn’t it?” she said.
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