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There’s just no question when you’re in the presence of creative lightning. It is a sharpness, a clarity and, well, a lightning like electrification of the moment. It feels to me like that first note the first violin strikes before the symphony begins. That moment where you know something profound and ephemeral is happening and you are not just the witness, put part of the action, the experience, absorbing every moment into every cell.

That is what visiting Layla Fanucci in her artist studio in St. Helena, California is like. She is not only the most amazing creative artist in the Napa Valley, she may well be in the art history books our grand children are reading when they look back at turn of the 21st century American artists. Her Gallery work posted above hardly does the work justice. Her pieces are large, huge, human size pieces that burst with images city size, or even bigger, with moments between a Mother and Daughter or the workings of a Zinfandel Mind (wine lovers know). How she compresses the grandeur and majesty of her subjects onto the canvass is only outdone by the breathtaking awe the viewer is participant to when standing before an original Fanucci.

Taken from Lisa De Bruin's article Lightning on the Canvass