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Maureen Tepedino, The Fisherman, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 X 36

By Henry Long
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/16/18 – The Upper West hosts an opening reception for artist Maureen Tepedino on Sunday April 22nd, 2018, from 4-7pm. The artist will be in attendance. A fan of the restaurant, Tepedino said she is looking forward to seeing her work exhibited on the walls of the upscale restaurant. “I was first introduced to Upper West Restaurant last fall, by a dear friend and was immediately impressed with the ambiance, food and service.”
Tepedino’s love of art started when she was just seven years old. Inspired by her surroundings (Jamaica, W.I), she painted vibrant sunsets and serene subjects. Maureen’s connection to art led her to becoming an interior designer. After studying at Interior Design and Art, and Santa Monica City College, she implemented her love of color into her projects with an exceptional flair.Tepedino also has a background in fashion. For over twenty years, she owned and operated Maureen’s on Main Street, a successful fashion and clothing boutique in Santa Monica.
Like most artists Tepedino visits museums to find inspiration. Vincent Van Gough, and Jackson Pollock are at the top of her list, but she was recently moved by some emerging artists. “I was recently exposed to a body of work by a Local School in the Downtown area and felt that the student’s had great potential to become household names in the Art Industry.”
As an artist she is constantly inspired by her daily life. She describes the impetus to creating one of her works in the show…“Coming from a large family, when I painted Family Gathering, I had so many wonderful memories of all the times we were together as a family, e.g. around the dining table sharing meals, taking walks, and on Sundays where my parents would take us to the Beach and after, my Dad would show us the progress of the Buildings he was working on!”
Another painting entitled The Fisherman was inspired by her childhood. “While living in Toronto, CA as a teenager, I went fishing many times and later on enjoyed taking my two sons along for the experience. Painting “The Fisherman” brought back many happy memories.”
Her paintings are sold nationally by interior designers, art consultants, architects and contractors for high-end residential and corporate projects. She also specializes in corporate art by creating original pieces designed for Commercial spaces.”
The opening artist reception for “Imagination: Art that Speaks to You” will be held on April 22nd, from 4:00-7:00pm. The Upper West Restaurant is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90405; 4:00pm – 7:00 pm. http://www.theupperwest.com
Visit Maureen Tepedino’s website for additional information. http://www.designbymaureen.com/
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