A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
Paint has presence in my work. As a knife painter, I try to push the boundaries of what the knife can do. In addition to the traditional impasto (thick paint), my paint application can have a more quiet, gentle presence in a painting. As an expressive colorist, I create representational paintings with a focus on color relationships in a painterly style. Weather, the effects of light, and nature all get my creative juices flowing, and I just can’t stop painting – the world holds endless paintable subjects. All my works are done with artist quality oils on archival supports.
B I O G R A P H Y
If you had asked 5-year-old Capettini what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer would have been a mashup: drive a school bus, work at a restaurant, be a ballerina, and be an artist. Only one of those four career goals has come true.
Invested in the tradition of plein air painting, Capettini renders landscapes and architecture on location. Studio works, still lifes, and figure studies round out Capettini’s portfolio. She paints from life as often as possible. Using painting knives on panel, she applies and removes paint, creating a textured surface revealing layers of color. Her works embody an energy that draw the viewer in.
Raised and currently residing in the Chicagoland area, Capettini holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She has studied at Palette and Chisel in Chicago. Capettini has won awards for her paintings, and her works are held in museum collections in Warrenville and West Chicago, Illinois.