Larisa De Palma is a freelance artist who focuses on portraits painted and drawn referencing her love of street and Pop Art and music. Heavily influenced by the New York street style of the early 1980’s, Larisa nods to her devotion to Warhol, Haring and Basquiat along with her love of music in her art. In subject and execution, her body of work reveals her love of kitsch from the 1970’s to the present. She strives to capture cultural zeitgeist choosing offbeat subjects and images from her formative years and injects vibrant color, expression and whimsy into her pieces. She has a BA in Art History from Fairfield University and worked as a picture framer and gallery manager part time while raising two daughters, doing freelance art as well. When her children were grown, she took up her art as her chosen career and claims that all she ever wanted to be was an artist. Larisa De Palma is a widely commissioned and can be found in the collections of Johnny Knoxville, Joe Piscopo and Chef Ben Robinson. She has participated in group shows at Torche Gallerie, Belmar, New Jersey and has had solo exhibitions at L.D. Bright Studio, Frenchtown, NJ and Delilah in New York City. She currently has work hanging at Feast Catering in her hometown of Westfield, New Jersey.