Golfing at Torrey Pines Katarzyna Lappin
Golfing at Torrey Pines, by Katarzyna La
The Wave at Perry Gallery
San Diego Based Artist
I started painting in 1988. Between 1988 and 1992 I received private instructions from a professional artist. He shared with me the techniques of XVII Dutch Masters. I was also experimenting with my own ideas and styles. My source of income was in business management and art was a hobby with occasional sales or freelance assignments. I was born in Warsaw, Poland. I moved to United States in 2000. Since 2005 I live in Chula Vista, in San Diego County.
In January 2010 I started my art business. My initial art project was creating a series of twenty paintings in honor of the centennial year of my city, Chula Vista, CA. My collection was displayed in Chula Vista City Hall, San Diego Superior Court South Division, Chula Vista South Branch Public Library and a local church. In 2012 I published a book "Katarzyna Lappin - Paintings of Chula Vista" with my painting collection and a documentary video produced by my husband David Lappin. The documentary presents my journey through the project, with interviews, local sceneries and centennial events of Chula Vista.
The main painting from my centennial series, "Lemon City - Chula Vista" is gracing the opening page of the book "Chula Vista Centennial - A Century of People and Progress", written by historian Steven Shoenherr and published by the City of Chula Vista in 2011. My other "centennial" artwork, "Fenton Pond" was published in this book as well. I was featured in "My Hometown" Magazine, SouthBay Compass, published in Still Point Arts Quarterly Magazine, Issue no. 24, Winter 2016. In January 2020 my painting with Coronado Library won the cover of the 2020 Coronado Directory and Guide.
I am a member of several art organizations. I am actively involved in local art events and shows. Since 2011 till the end of 2012 I was serving on board of the Chula Vista Cultural Arts Commission. I display my art through local and national shows, art fairs, Coronado Art in the Park, Balboa Art in the Park, community centers, and art galleries. In 2015 I accepted the nomination for a President of the Chula Vista Art Guild and served as a CVAG President for one year. Since May 2016 to early 2019 I held a position of the CVAG Publicity and Public Relations Director.
I accept commissions including landscapes, seascapes, still life, portraits and pets.