Patricia Luppino was born in Brooklyn, New York and has remained a lifelong resident of Long Island. Recently retired from a long career as an IT professional, Patricia is finally able to devote more time to her passions; music and art.
In 2005, Patricia, a self-taught artist, decided to enroll in a local botanical painting workshop. She was instantly drawn to botanical painting as a perfect blend of science and art and very well suited to her love of detail. As a child of technology and fearing that she would one day end up as road-kill on the information superhighway, Patricia quickly developed an enormous appreciation for this low-tech and slow-paced genre and was delighted to finally be able to use both sides of her brain!
In 2008 she earned a diploma with Distinction after completing a 27-month Distance Learning Program offered by the British Society of Botanical Artists. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists , the Colored Pencil Society of America and the Long Island Botanical Society.
Her work has been exhibited in juried and group exhibitions. Patricia is also a flutist who has performed throughout Europe with the American Winds Concert Band and currently performs with the Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony Orchestra in New York.
Awards / honors
• Diploma with Distinction, Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course, London, England– 2008
• First Prize - Native Blooms, Smithtown Arts Council Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY– 2011