Biography

LaVon Alecia Westfall’

Meet the Artist 

LaVon Alecia Westfall, master artist and founder of Masterpiece Portrait Painting, is an internationally recognized artist with a lifetime focus in classical realist oil portraiture. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, you will now find her studio “Deep in the Art of Texas” in Sugar Land, USA. LaVon drew her first portrait at age four, continuing her interest and profound appreciation of visual art during her school years by       achieving Best Artist in the Graduating Class in both high school and college.
Achievements

The artist’s accomplishments are impressive. Over the past seventeen years, she earned eight degrees in the Fine Arts, including Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman and Fellow of the American Society of Photographers. Her career embraces a variety of pursuits in addition to portrait painting. These include being a published author, juror for art and photography competitions, platform speaker and portrait instructor for universities and private classes. Signature memberships include the Portrait Society of America plus additional fine art and photography associations where she has served as office holder, director, editor and reporter.
Honors

LaVon’s oil portraits continue to receive the highest accolades during major public expositions and competitions. Her portrait paintings have been displayed at the Epcot Pavilion in Florida, the Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma, as well as hanging in public forums in major cities throughout the United States. Professional Photographers of America twice named LaVon “International Color Artist of the Year.” Other prestigious art prizes include the Fuji Masterpiece and the Elite ASP award. The PPA Loan Collection books contain images of LaVon’s award winning oil paintings. Magazine covers and newspapers feature her finest paintings with articles that highlight her exceptional talent.
Commissions

LaVon’s work comes from commissions for oil portraits from individuals or organizations.  Many corporate headquarters, small businesses, universities, and governmental buildings display Masterpiece Portrait Paintings. Countless oil paintings by the artist reside in private home collections across America as well. Oil portrait painting commissions are accepted worldwide.
Art That Touches the Heart
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