L. BALMOMBINI

"I’m a storyteller who paints and creates what I can imagine. With degrees in clay and fiber and 30 years of trial and error…one does find what works best and what makes you happy. I’m not partial to any certain kinds of materials or surface... like a good cook I’ll use what’s at hand and explore where the materials take me. Whether it’s painting, sculpture, or my refashioned clothing line, you’ll find a theme of contemporary folk art and narrative storytelling runs through all that I do."

Born Pittsburgh PA
BFA  Clay/Fiber Arts
Artwork in Collections throughout the US including NW Airlines and City of Albuquerque
Past board member of Maine Crafts Assoc. (statewide advocacy)
Past Member of River Arts District Assoc., Asheville, NC
Past owner of galleries in Maine, North Carolina, New Mexico
Present owner of  red paint studio, Corrales, NM  (5yrs)
Wholesale / retail jewelry designer for 5 yrs with accounts nationally
Workshop instructor for studio artists at Haystack School, Arrowmont School, and in her studio presently