I started painting when I was 23 years old, initially under the instructions of a professional artist who taught me the techniques of XVII century Dutch masters. In the mid 90's I accepted a management position in a tele-communications company and my art was set aside for years. Currently I live in Southern California. My management experience is coming into use as I manage my studio time and the art career. My family comes first, but each year I am more productive as my children get older and become more independent. I am a Christian and all the credit for what I am doing I give to the Lord. I believe that He gave me this artistic seed and my responsibility is to manage it wisely and to make it grow.
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2013- Second Place Award, "WATER" Civic Gallery Art Show, Vista, CA
2013 - Fine Arts Views, Bold Brush Art Competition FASO - Jurors favorite 15%, March.
2013 - Second Place Award, Chula Vista Art Guild Annual Spring Show
2013 - San Diego Art Institute, Regional Show, January/February - accepted,
2013 - Second Place Award, Leading Artists Gallery "People, Faces and Figures",
2013 - North Valley Art League, 29th Annual National Show,
2012-Best of Show and 1 Place oil painting, Chula Vista Harbor Days Art Show
2012- California Heritage: CAC Associate Artists at the Jose Vera Gallery, Los Angeles
2012- San Diego Art Institute, Monthly Regional Show, September,
2012-California Art Club - "Inside the Artist's Studio: Still Life and Interiors",
2012- San Diego Art Institute, Regional and One Foot Show, June
2012- California Art Club, "Summer Escapes" Exhibition,
2012 - Second Place -"April in Paris", Chula Vista,CA, oil painting,
2012- SoCal National Juried Award Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute,
2012- Second Place - 7th Annual Spring Show, Chula Vista Art Guild
2012 - San Diego Art Institute, Regional Show, February/March
2012 - San Diego Art Institute, Regional and One Foot Show, January,
2011 - American Juried Art Salon, 2011 International Fine Arts Show
2011 - Special Recognition, Light Space and Time Gallery, "Countryside"
2011 - 2 Place, Ramona Art Guild Open Juried Show, Oil Paintings
2011 - 1 Place, Chula Vista Harbor Days, Juried Art Show, Paintings,
2011 - San Diego Art Institute Regional Show, September/October
2011 - Jurors Choice, San Diego Art Institute, Regional Show,September
2011 - American Juried Art Salon, 12th International Fine Arts
2011 - San Diego Art Institute Regional Show, July
2011 - People's Choice - Chula Vista Past and Present, Chula Vista, CA
2011 - 1 Place Prize in April in Paris - Art Show, Chula Vista Yacht Club, CA.
2011 - Salon International 2011 Art Show, San Antonio, Texas,
2010 - 3 Place Award - 10th Community Art Show, Chula Vista Art Guild,
2010 - 2 Place Prize - Chula Vista Harbor Days Art Show, October 2010,
2010 - San Diego Art Institute - Monthly Regional Show, Juror's Choice, August,
2010 - San Diego Art Institute - Regional "One-Foot" Show - Juror's Choice, July,
2010 - Fine Art Views Painting Competition, July - Jurors favorite 15%
2010 - Merit Award - American Juried Art Salon - 10th International Juried Show
2010 - Fine Art Views Painting Competition, March - Jurors favorite 15%
2010 - Finalist of the International Art Show - Realism, Guests Gallery
2010 - 2 Place - The Painting Exhibition, Still Point Art Gallery
2010 - "TOP 100", Southwestern Art Association, San Diego, CA
2010 - Honorable Mention - 2nd Annual Winter Art Competition - MyArtworkSpace.com
2010 - Finalist-Infinity Art Gallery International Juried Art Show - "Whimsical"
2010 - San Diego Art Institute, Monthly Regional Show
2010 - 1st Prize - Infinity Art Gallery International Juried Art Exhibition - Winter Expo 2010
2010 - Finalist - Infinity Art Gallery International Juried Art Exhibition - Winter Expo 2010,
2009 - People's Choice Award - 9th Annual Community Art Show, Bonita, CA
2009 - Honorable Mention - 9th Annual Community Art Show, Bonita, CA
2013 - South Branch Chula Vista Library - Chula Vista Centennial Collection, 1/2/2013-1/31/2013
2012 - San Diego Superior Court, South County Division Lobby Gallery - Chula Vista Centennial Collection.
2011 - 2012 - Chula Vista City Hall - Chula Vista Centennial, Unveiling of 20 paintings of Katarzyna Lappin,
2010 - 2011 - Community Art Gallery, Concordia Church & School , Chula Vista,
CA, from December 11th, 2010 through February 5th, 2011.
2013 - January, "My Hometown" Magazine
2012 - January, "My Hometown" article by Mike Minjares, "Windingwalk Resident Paints the Town", page 17.