My Love is like a gentle breeze, 2018 | Evita Tezeno
My Love is like a gentle breeze
Mixed Media Collage
12.5” x 25.5”
Evita Tezeno seeks the pleasures of life through the eyes of visual expression. Her exuberant passion for life leads her to explore the human experiences related to her childhood memories and life’s encounters. Using bright colors soft hues, and bold figures, Tezeno crafted visual stories, by the use of hand made papers, crayons and other mediums, that evoke smiles, joy and thoughts of yesteryears.”
Tezeno spent her developmental years in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas. A graduate of Lamar University, Tezeno received a B. S. in Graphic Design. Her natural aptitude for balance and design can be seen in every aspect of her work. The art of this woman, both reveres and celebrates traditional values reflected in her culture and recollection. Evita Tezeno, the artist, lives the life she paints about.
Her painting “Big Band”, which depicts a female singer accompanied by a trio, became the official poster of the 1999 Essence Music Festival held in New Orleans. Chosen as the first female artist for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Tezeno’s work also graced the 1999 commemorative poster for the “Congo Square” section. 2008 initiated a new era when Evita Tezeno was featured in Dennis Forbes’s book “Studios and Workspaces of Black American Artist.” Her piece was featured in “Collaborations Two Decades of African American Art”, a Hearne Fine Art Gallery publication. Tezeno’s art is displayed in a number of regional and national television programs and newspapers, and well-known magazines such as Upscale and Valentine NY. Accolades include The Elizabeth Catlett Printmaking Award and Finalist in the Russell Simmons, Art Basel Competition. Tezeno is widely collected, some of here top collectors are Denzel Washington, Star Jones, and Susan Taylor.