Laraine Astarita Mixed Media Artist in Oxford Florida. I love painting. Most of my work is on canvas that has been primed with concrete or drywall mud. Robust texture is my passion. I am madly in love with it. Color and content is huge too but texture is ginormous. I love surrealism, abstract, modern and I have a combination of a few things happening in my work. I also love Pencil, Pen and Ink and have a great appreciation for people that can do realistic portraits. I had been in a working studio for 2 years at The Gallery on First in Sanford, Fl., and that is actually the place where I started painting in 2006. I also did a show there to help raise money for Parkinson's Disease research. I enjoy what I do and I want to grow to love it even more as the years go by. www.laraineastaritaart.com www.facebook.com/laraineastaritaart.