Patrons of the Silent Auction collect their paintings

DSC06559The Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fund raising gala in the Grand Caribbean Ballroom. The gala benefited the Aruba Scholarship Foundation which dedicates funds raised in the community to continuous education in the hospitality field.

In honor of the gala, the resort commissioned three different painting from Elvis Tromp, a self-taught Aruban-born painter and graphic designer. All three canvases depict the Grande Dame, the famed 50 year old building originally designed by American architect Morris Lapidus in the late 50s, from different angles.

Generous patrons of the art and gala-goers Frank Loverro and Claire Grell Loverro and Mrs. Karl Wever won the silent auction and had the privilege of meet the artist and personally receiving their painting from him.

Pictured here, the congenial lobby gathering as the paintings were presented to their new owners. Claire Grell Loverro, an island native residing in NY with her attorney husband, reports she already has a prominent spot for the painting display at her home in NY.

About Elvis Tromp: Working mostly in oils, Elvis paints charming Aruban landscapes which always thrill art and island lovers.

Tromp has been painting Aruban landscapes since he was a child and enjoys making each scene a personal interpretation. He also finds time to paint portraits of friends and family members.

As a self-taught artist, Elvis had the opportunity to discover his environment, his style and technique, his own way. Although challenging and slow at the get go, it became easier later and Elvis worked his way to becoming a much-respected and frequently-exhibited local artist. He currently shows an extensive painting collection at the Aruba Westin Resort’s lobby art gallery.

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August 08, 2009
Rona Coster