Art of Taste: "Palette of the Palate" Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting - Contemporary Art Inspired by CàMaiol Fabio Contato Lugana, awarded 2019 Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri “Three Glasses” for excellence.
oil on canvas, framed in natural spruce, ready to hang
ABOUT THE WINE:
The Fabio Contato Lugana bears the name of Walter Contato’s son and is the Estate’s premium quality wine. It is left to mature for 6 months in 225-liter French oak barriques, followed by a further 6 months’ bottle-aging.
Produced in extremely limited quantities, it is the result of many years’ experience and seeks to underline the full potential that the wines of Lugana are capable of attaining. In this case, its aging process highlights the evolution of a wine of great structure, obtained from the Estate’s oldest vineyards (with their extremely low yields).
Grape Variety: Turbiana
Color: An intense straw color with gold reflections.
Nose: Great complexity and a wide range of perfumes - yellow melon citrus, delicately spiced touches of ginger and cumin. The evolution in the glass offers hints of pearl barley, yellow peach lavande.
Mouth: Mellow and all-encompassing, the flavor interacts perfectly with the acidic vein and the softness, bringing to life aromas of yellow raspberries and saffron.
FIND THE WINE:
I am a Contemporary Artist from Napa Valley, California, now living in Lake Garda, Italy with my husband, a winemaker of amphora, natural wines, from Verona, where we just married in August 2018. I graduated with my BFA in Fine Art Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2005. My abstract paintings are interpretations of taste onto canvas.
In Napa Valley, I became established as an abstract action painter where I paint LIVE during food and wine events, magazine parties as well as at large public events like Napa Valley Film Festival, BottleRock and Yountville LIVE, where I interpret the taste of wine onto canvas alongside sipping guests during the party.
Here in Italy, the presentation format of my Palette of the Palate Collection is a series of curated “Art of Taste” events: sensory exhibitions where I work alongside chefs, winemakers and musicians in collaboration to further express our perception of taste as dynamic and all encompassing.
Using my Synesthesia “superpower” I curate and transform the “Art of Taste” from oil on canvas into enveloping and immersive sensory gastronomic experiences.
What would a lemon say if it only had a paint brush? Within this setting, where the painting is created live, my oil paintings become tangible expressions; commemorating flavor. Through my art and these creative collaborations, I explore Italian wines, terroir and culture to expand my body of work and share the experience of taste; invigorating a fresh avant-garde artistic dialogue altogether.
Thank you for viewing my work! I can be reached directly at email@example.com and my website is www.penelopepaintings.com