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Cassandra Tondro Art
Cassandra Tondro is a Ventura artist with a passion for creating vibrant art using the most eco-friendly materials available. Her abstract paintings are created using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centers before it goes to waste, and her colorful leaf prints are made by steaming leaves against paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used -- just the colors from the plants themselves.
She has developed several methods of working with the paint, including pouring, pulling, pressing and dripping it onto canvas. While the paint is wet, she often uses tools, washes of water, or her fingers to create imagery. The paint dries slowly, and in the process of drying, serendipitous things sometimes occur, such as bubbles that pop to reveal another color below.
Tondro’s paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. In addition, her work was selected for the American Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon in conjunction with the Art in Embassies Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.