Lorna Zerba

Oil painter from Tucson, AZ

Featured Works

Oil on canvas

Wind and Stream
Oil on canvas
19 in x 30 in

Beautiful Day For A Hat
Oil on canvas
20 in x 34 in

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Lorna was raised in Tucson, AZ, where most of her family still resides.  She loves and values her family.  She, along with her very supportive and encouraging husband and two children, have lived in Sierra Vista, AZ since 1983.

“I didn’t start off as a painter, but now it is a part of me; who I was meant to be.”  

As a teenager and young adult, Lorna was always interested in artistic projects.  Whether it was flower arranging, crafts, or interior decorating, she felt her most passionate when creating.

Painting came later when she developed an interest in other artists’ works. She could spend hours upon hours in various galleries carefully studying.  One time, while visiting Las Vegas, she discovered Pino and she became mesmerized.  After staring and studying one painting for over an hour, the curator, feeling concerned, offered to bring her a chair.  That is when it all began.  That is the moment she felt called to paint!

Lorna considers herself mostly self-taught, through trial and error and thousands of hours of practice, but gives Al Kogel much credit for introducing her to color and for his inspired critiques of her work.  Studying the works of other artists has been a valuable tool as well.  She has purchased many other artists’ paintings to learn from and to serve as inspiration for her own work. She attributes some of her recent growth and is so thankful to the workshops she attended at the Scottsdale Artists’ School by Rose Frantzen, Michelle Dunaway, and Daniel Keys.  

Her style could be classified as romantic.  She uses vivid colors, while maintaining a soft approachability. Her goal is evolving into a more contemporary impressionistic style.  

“I love to paint people, especially women and children.  I get excited to see them come to life as I utilize color to paint shapes on the canvas.  My intent is to capture a moment, an emotion, in time that will influence the viewer to wonder about what the subject is thinking and feeling.”