Known for her detailed folk paintings and limited edition prints, Elayne LaPorta’s palette is filled with colors inspired by dramatic themes from the Bible. LaPorta has found her niche translating spiritual scenes onto oils and prints. Using a uniquely American folk concept she calls, "Naïveté," LaPorta has developed a unique relationship to biblical art and artistic expression.
Working in her sun-filled studio in Henderson, Nevada, LaPorta paints daily and continues her research long into the night. Her dedication to her mission is truly a labor of love that is evident in every aspect of her creations.
Defined by a deep understanding of how her topics move and engage her audience, LaPorta’s works have been collected privately and are widely exhibited in galleries, biblical centers, trade shows, and academic institutions.
"I always felt that if I could capture religious stories in a simplified naïveté style that my art, my paintings would speak to people. My art advisor, Mr. Calvin Goodman, encouraged me. He said, ’Paint large, you have a large subject.’ My small contribution to religious art gives me a good feeling of joy and fulfillment."
- Elayne LaPorta