For the next 5 days, I will be sharing a different celebrity portrait that I have painted, along with their celebrity photo.
Today, I am posting my portrait of Anna Nicole Smith, born Vickie Lynn Hogan. She was a model, actress and television personality, raising to popularity posing in print ads for Guess jeans and later marrying oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall. Anna died in 2007, from a drug overdose in Hollywood, Florida.
In her years of practice, Italian-American artist Holly Picano has explored beauty and desire through images of female faces. Studying Visual Communication from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Picano incorporates a commercial feel to her images of women. One of the artist’s most notable pieces is a red headed Ms. Behave, created for the Peachy Canyon Winery wine label. The recipient of an Artist Enhancement Grant from the State of Florida, Picano continues her commitment to the arts through her paintings of female faces.