Fanny L. Sloan was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bohemian in heart and soul, she started drawing
and painting at an early age.
At the age of 14, she won second place in a locally sponsored street
painting contest (Concurso
de Manchas), and accepted a scholarship to an art school, Escuela de
Arte Manuel Belgrano. This
very first oil painting was done with a kitchen knife, borrowed from a
friendly cafe. Having once
seen Angelica Maraninchi, a famous Argentinian painter, work in her
atelier with a knife, the young
Ms. Sloan was inspired to follow suit, not realizing the great artist
was using a pallette knife.
Her family came to the United States in 1963, settling in New York
City. In 1986, after a deep
personal tragedy, Ms. Sloan moved to Vermont to seek solace within
nature. The native tranquility
of Vermont's frozen lakes, mountains and small waterfalls overwhelmed
her and she began to paint
again with artistic advice from Arlene Saltzman, a member of the Visual
Arts Committee at the
Southern Vermont Artist Center.
A year later, Ms. Sloan moved to New York City, filled with beautiful
memories of the Green
Mountains and a renewed enthusiasm for painting. Since then, she has
been doing extensive research
and experimenting for improving her techniques in oil painting and the
ancient art of form in clay,
primarily early South American.
Ms. Sloan won an award for an oil painting in a New York City Crafts
Fair in August, 1992.
In July of 1993, Ms. Sloan participated in a juried exhibition at Mary
Galleries of Westchester.
In September of 2003, Ms. Sloan participated in the Plein-Air Paint-Out
Art Auction at The Rye Arts Center in Rye, New York.
Also, in September 2003, she exhibited her work in The Rye Arts Center
In May/June 2006, Ms. Sloan was chosen to participate in the
Annual Juried Show “Art With
Intent”, honoring the creativity of adult artists, hosted at
Andrus-On-Hudson Community of Elders, in Hasting-on-Hudson, New York.
In March 2007, her latest accomplishment was to be selected
as the Latin artist to show her art during the Westchester Hispanic
Womens’ Leaders Hall of Fame Awards ceremony and dinner. This
was her first solo show which was attended by various local
politicians, judges, and prominent figures in Southern Westchester, New
In September/October 2007, Fanny exhibited eight paintings in the Art
Gallery at St. Cabrini,
at the St. Cabrini Nursing Home Building in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
In September/October 2010, she participated at the first ever
exhibition held at the Central Library of Westchester, in Mount Vernon,
New York, sponsored by the Westchester Council for the Arts
(Arts/Westchester) and Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Sloan is proud to announce that various works of art are now part
of the following permanent collections:
The Law Firm of McDonough Marcus Cohn Tretter Heller & Kanca
LLP, of New Rochelle, New York
Stewart Title Insurance Company, of White Plains, New York
The Law Firm of Alphonso E Brooks, of New York City
The Law Firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP, of White Plains, New York