2019 Event Artist Letty Nowak
Artist Letty Nowak was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After she earned her BFA from Michigan State, she moved to Key West, Florida. During her time in Key West, she became known for her oil on canvas portraits.
In 2011, Nowak moved her studio to La Jolla. Over the past several years on the West Coast, she has been working towards a body of work called Faces of Surfing, where her subjects include Rob Machado, Debbie Beacham, Skip Frye, Joel Parkinson, and Bruce Irons to name a few. She also mixes in a few architectural pieces as well as encaustics during her studio time.
Besides her La Jolla studio, Nowak exhibits with Hal Bromm Gallery in New York City and also currently has work at M & M Fine Art in Southampton, NY.
"I see my paintings as abstract pieces, blocks of color, which come together to create the recognizable image of a face," Nowak adds.