Angela Presto by Adrien Vozenilek

A student at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Adrien Vozenilek’s art is focused on family, grief, and Italian culture. Vozenilek works mostly in 2-D, with media like watercolor, charcoal, and ink. This coming year, Vozenilek will attending Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville for a double major in art and psychology.

The painting you see is of my great grandmother, Angela ‘Deedee’ Presto. She was funny, loving, and constantly cooking, sewing, dancing, or playing piano. Deedee was the one who taught me my first song on the piano, and would always encourage me to do any form of art. Without her, I would have never had the passion for art I have today.