Danka Weitzen’s floral still life paintings have a smooth and slick quality to the brushwork that evokes the velvet texture of the petals in her painted bouquets. She was born in Lodz, Poland, but grew up in Torino, Italy, where she attended art school and presented her first exhibit. Each of Weitzen’s paintings are a small snapshot of her life. She gathers the subjects – the delicate china, silver antiques, lace sheets, and floral cuttings – from her own home and garden. Completely opposite to the vanitas still life paintings of the Flemish Renaissance, Weitzen’s work takes on an almost Rococo quality in her use of soft, airy hues.