Exhibition of Local Artist Jana Laznicka Paintings at Testarossa Vineyards
February 26, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsHaving 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