March 15, 2022 Contributor Vault 0

I can never remember a time in my life when I wasn’t covered in pastel dust. Painting art for children and adults! I most enjoy paintings that tell a story capturing a memory or wistful feeling.

My primary career had been as a portraitist. I have literally done hundreds of portraits that are hanging in hospitals, universities and homes. Including USA Senator and Congresswoman. Now, I am pursuing my first love; painting pictures for and about children.

A third generation artist, my family members include my grandfather, the nationally recognized muralist, Vincent Maragliotti, (example: Philadelphia capitol dome), Aunt Iris Guarducci, a Pulitzer prize winner in portraits and my mother, Gina Tetzlaff, a prominent New York dress designer and portraitist.

I established the first portrait and pastel classes at the Museum of Art where I taught. I am former President of the Tri State Arts Association . I have been juror for numerous exhibitions.

I presented extensive lectures and workshops including the Armand Hamer Collection, area school workshops for students and teachers, and various civic groups.

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ART FOR KIDS AND THEIR GROWNUPS by Laurie Shanholtzer on Etsy
ORIGINAL FINE ART pastel paintings and reproduction fine art prints. Laurie is a member of:

  • American Society of Portrait Artists
  • The New York Society of Portrait Artists
  • Tri State Arts Association

Visit Laurie’s store: https://etsy.com/shop/LaurieShanholtzer