Exhibition of Local Artist Jana Laznicka Paintings at Testarossa Vineyards
Jana Laznicka is best known for her ability to capture wine industry as art displays at Testarossa Vineyards.
Having Czechoslovakian heritage, Jana (pronounced “ Yana ”) has a rich and varied background in Old World European art. From childhood, Jana studied under modern classically trained Czech artists and by her teens was painting progressive murals throughout British Columbia , Canada . Jana lived in Vancouver and Whistler for many years until finally leaving Canada to live in San Jose , Cambrian District, near Los Gatos , to be near California 's world-renowned wine country.
Her paintings are created mainly with acrylic or watercolor media and are noted not just for their vibrant colors and unique textures, created by palette knife, but for their vivacious and impressionistic styles. Jana chooses surprisingly rudimentary wine-related subjects for her paintings, such as wine glasses, grapes, vintners' barrels, wine bottles, naturally wandering vines, and many other items that capture the essence of popular wine culture.
Jana notes major influences from Canadian painter Emily Carr and Czech painter, Václav Špála , as well as the works of the Surrealist master, Salvador Dali. Jana's paintings are suitable for dining rooms, kitchens, wine cellars; tasting rooms wine bars and restaurants just about anywhere a vivid portrait of the wine industry would warm the heart of a wine-lover. The paintings come in various sizes and styles. Jana's unique painting style of using mostly a palette knife can be seen in this collection and displays the bold impressions and passionate hues for which she is best known.
The pieces will be displayed at Testarossa Vineyard Winery through the months of February to May
For more information please visit http://www.testarossa.com/calendar/
Samples of Jana's collection can be viewed at the artist's web site: http://www.laznicka.com
About Testarossa Vineyards
Testarossa Vineyards, located in the historic Novitiate of Los Gatos, approximately sixty miles south of San Francisco , was founded in 1993 by the husband and wife team of Rob and Diana Jensen. The name Testarossa (Italian for "red-head") was a nickname given to Rob when he was a young university student studying in Italy
Over a dozen world-class California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards are the reason why every vintage of Testarossa wine is so consistently exceptional. Testarossa only partners with passionate growers in cool, ocean-influenced appellations including the Santa Lucia Highlands , Chalone, Santa Rita Hills , Santa Maria Valley , Russian River Valley , Sonoma Coast , and the Santa Cruz Mountains . Testarossa's most popular wines? Castello Chardonnay and Palazzio Pinot Noir are handcrafted cuvees that utilize only world-class vineyards within these appellations, including Sleepy Hollow, Garys', Bien Nacido, Brosseau, and Sanford & Benedict Vineyards. In addition to annual releases of Castello and Palazzio, Testarossa releases limited quantities of Single Vineyard Chardonnays and Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs three times per year. For more information please visit http://www.testarossa.com
December 1st 2004
Laznicka Auctions Latest Wine-Culture Paintings
Jana Laznicka, best
known for her ability to capture and portray fine wine as fine
art is auctioning her latest paintings.
The paintings are
created with acrylic and watercolor mediums and are noted not
just for their vibrant colors and unique textures, but for their
vivacious and impressionistic styles. Laznicka chooses surprisingly
rudimentary wine related subjects for her paintings such as wine
glasses, grapes, vintners barrels, naturally wandering vines,
and many other items that capture the essence of popular wine
The paintings are
suited for the dining room, kitchen, wine cellar, tasting room,
and bars and restaurants just about anywhere a vivid portrait
of the wine industry would warm the heart of a wine-lover. The
paintings come in various sizes and styles. Janas unique
painting styles can be seen in this collection, ranging from painted only with a palette knife to some painted with
ultra-fine brushes, but all display the bold impressions and passionate
hues that her admirers love.
About the Artist
Having Czechoslovakia heritage, Jana (pronounced Yana)
developed a rich and varied background in Old World European art.
From childhood she studied under modern and classical Czech artists,
and by her teens was painting progressive murals throughout British
Columbia, Canada. Jana lived in Vancouver and Whistler for many
years until finally leaving Canada to live in California to be
near its world-renowned wine country.
have been purchased by collectors throughout North America and
Europe for their highly personal feel. The collection can be viewed
at the artist's web site: www.laznicka.com
The auction will be held on eBay starting December 3rd