A BRIEF HISTORY
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 six 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. She has murals throughout the city of LA. Jen is also a member the performance group, the Night Owl Players and the United States Veterans' Artists Alliance. 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.
Beach, sun and paint love.
Photos by Jessica Linderman www.jessicalinderman.com