Jen LaVita grew up just outside of Boston, spending long winters and happy summers at her New England home. She's always been an artist, with her first love being pastels.
While getting a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, Jen joined Army ROTC and upon graduating, left home to serve in the U.S. Army as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. After four years of challenge, spent leading Soldiers, flying a blimp, and even jumping out of "perfectly good airplanes", she followed her heart out west to the coast of California.
Now five years later, Jen creates out of the Grand View Fine Arts Studio in Mar Vista and regularly shows work and live paints at various venues throughout Los Angeles. Jen is a member the Night Owl Players, the United States Veterans' Artists Alliance and Women Painters West. Her work is very colorful, vibrant and often concentrated on nature. Jen draws inspiration from the beauty around her and her love for all animals and sea life.
Follow her art on Instagram @jenlavitaart for all upcoming shows and new work or drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.