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 Ava Avione  (1942 - )

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Lived/Active: California/Massachusetts      Known for: expressionist, multi-dimensional painting, living museums

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Ava Avione aka Moma De Louvre was born Pamela Jeanne Weston in 1942. She resided in the Boston environs attending Derby Academy and Thayer Academy. At 18 she married astrophysicist Brownlee Warren Gauld, known for his contributions to the Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter Missions. He was an astrophysicist at the Lawrence Radiation Lab in Berkeley and for 40 years at Cal Tech in Pasadena.  Ava and Brownlee moved to Berkeley, CA in the 60’s.  Brownlee gave Ava her freedom to pursue her passions ten years later.  They had a son in 1966, Alexander Weston Gauld, now an attorney in San Francisco.

Ava attended UCB Berkeley in the 60’s and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the U. of Oregon in 1972.  She produced in the field of Architecture from the 60’s through the 80’s creating concept designs for hundreds of large commercial projects while pursuing with passion her art career.

Avione started painting while still a child at three years old, following visions that continued all her life. She created an art movement called Multidimensional Expressionism in the 60’s, coining the phrase “Vibratory Art” and continued, as a figure painter, to explore these energies lifelong.

Ava combined the best pigments available with her own archival extenders and binders enabling her to create with pure color.  She is best known for her 4’ by 8’ canvases depicting multidimensional beings.  150 of these masterworks are currently on display at her “Living Museum” in Northern CA.  Ava Created 80 of these “Living Museums” in 80 countries as well as many in the United States as an example to artists to found their own systems of creation, showings, and marketing as most Museums can house less than .001 percent of artists’ works. 

Revenues generated from her work are used to finance further projects as well as for charitable donations.  In addition 5,000 sq. ft. of archives are available for viewing at her “Living Museum”.

Born: 1942  Hingham, MA., USA
Lived: Worldwide in 80 Countries, home based in San Diego and San Francisco Bay and environs.
Type of Art: Figure Painter, Vibratory Art, Created Multi-dimensional Expressionism
Methods: Mastery of historical techniques as well as constant experimentation to better express her visionary paintings
Media: Water based pigments of pure color with archival extenders and binders
Subjects: All aspects of multi dimensional expression… from realistic figure painting to pure energy expressions.
Teachers: Frank Lloyd Wright, Paolo Soleri, Buckminster Fuller (architecture)  

Ava Avione wrote several books including her favorites Ava’s Song of God, 1001 Nights, A Kiss to Love, and Architecture of the Future, Concept Design for a New Age.

Book References also:  Living Museum Certificate of Authenticity 105 pp Weston, Art of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, documents Weston’s concept designs and billboard sized paintings, some of which were on billboards on Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA, Justice Press
Living Museum Certificate of Authenticity 250 pp published 1989, documents 10 Years of Production and Creation published in Vallejo, CA including 100 original small paintings, Collectors limited Edition Gold leather bound.  It is entitled The Art, Poetry, and Drawings of Weston. Justice Press

150 Major Works at the “Living Museum” University Park First 1st floor, Stockton, CA and 4120 minor works at the Living Museum, University Park 2nd floor, Stockton, CA. The “Living Museum” is located in University Park Corporate Business Park alongside Kaiser Permanente Education Center, the USC University, Health Careers Academy, Pittman School, Verizon Training Center, amongst many other prestigious University Park Educational Neighbors.

LAX Hilton showing of (50) 20” by 30” prints of major works. (Conscious Life Expo)

Thayer Academy, Braintree, Massachusetts, a collection of Ava Avione prints from the Fire and Light Series, India Series, and Duality of Compassion Series.

Linda Ivarie Studios, Malibu, CA, a collection of Ava Avione prints and giclees from the Children’s Portrait Series.

World Art Program, Puerto Rico, the Stellar Series by Ava Avione

Sheraton Resort and Spa, Lemurian Choir Event, Lahaina, Maui, HI. prints from the India Series, Fire and Light Series, and Angel Series

Center at Kahuna Falls, Hakalua, HI. Prints from the India Series, Fire and Light Series, and Angel series.

San Joaquin Law Library, Stockton, CA, 50 prints from 10 major series

San Joaquin Administration Building, Art Expressions of San Joaquin, Framed prints from the Angel Series, Fire and Light Series, and India Series.
Online exhibits:  Saatchi Galleries and Artbreak


Grace Millennium Spring 2000  pp 17-24, Front and Back Cover; Grace Millennium Spring 2001 double issue pp  39-47, Front and Back Cover; Grace Millennium year 2000 Business and Service Directory, Mendocino County and Beyond, Front and Back Cover.; Grace Millennium Color Insert 4 pages; Spring 2000.  The Grace Millennium Magazine expresses Ava Avione’s aka Moma De Louvre’s art philosophy best of any publication.

San Joaquin Lifestyles Oct 2010 pp 47-49, “Following Her Heart”

World Holistic Journal by Loren Lewisohn

Written and submitted by Kala Rasberry, who obtained the information directly from the artist.


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