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“Our Emerging City"

Artist: Ada M. Passaro

Sponsor: Best, Best & Krieger

As a child, teenager and as an adult, ART has always been a part of Ada M. Passaro’s life. Galleries, museums and books about art are necessities for her. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and has constantly pursued lifelong learning by participating in workshops and attending lectures by qualified artists.

All mediums interest her; however, in the last few years she has concentrated on oils and soft pastels, with pastels becoming her predominant medium. Her studio attests to that as her easel is surrounded by hundreds of rich luscious pastel sticks.

People in quiet stolen moments at rest or in deep thought or involved in some activity really call out to Ada, “PAINT ME!” These figurative works become portraits by catching their expression and gesture.

Presently, Ada is active with the Plein Air Artists of Riverside where they paint in the great outdoors at various locations, rain or shine.

Ada has memberships with the Riverside Art Museum, Fallbrook Art Association, Pastel Society of San Diego, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Watercolor West and has been awarded a Signature membership with Sierra Pastel Society.

Artist Picture by: Michael J. Elderman
Orange Picture by:
Carla Conti Bender