Clina Polloni is a contemporary artist born and raised in Chile. After graduating from the University of Chile in 1972, moved to Raleigh, NC. Clina’s love for the arts began when she was a child and was influenced by her great grandfather, Antonio Polloni, who was a celebrated Chilean painter. Clina lives with her husband Thomas C. Allen at “Marigold Plantation” in Franklinton, North Carolina. In this beautiful farm is where she has her art studio, exhibiting her paintings and providing painting classes.
Her colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature, expressing her art through the canvas in oil painting. Clina enjoys impressionism as well as realism and was able to develop her own unique style. Equally at ease portraying the people of this land, surrounded by spectacular blues of the skies as well as a rainbow of bright colors. Clina's art has been exhibit in many places, including The North Carolina State Capital. You can view her art by visiting the paintings section of this website.
Her new project: "The motif of the human figure in a dialogue with natures light and colors." In these new paintings she is portraying the people of North Carolina in their environment and activities, representing a time and history of our state.
"These paintings are inspired by IMAGES in my mind, people that I meet, places that I visit." Clina Polloni
Clina’s paintings are for sale at Ollies, The Renaissance Centre for The Arts in Wake Forest and The Franklin County Art Council, NC.
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