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February 21, 2018


SANTA ANA, Calif. – From February 20, 2018 – March 19, 2018, paintings by Veronica Schmitt will be on display at John Wayne Airport (JWA) as part of JWA’s Community Focus Space Program. These works can be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

“Travelers at John Wayne Airport will enjoy museum-quality art through Ms. Schmitt’s colorful work,” said Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do. “Her paintings illustrate the incredible diversity of our world.”

Ms. Schmitt’s paintings primarily consist of figures and urban landscapes with light as the strongest element. Her visual approach explores the interplay with shadows or reflections in relation to vibrant color.

“My paintings are intended to create a mood, revealing a passionate transformation of an ordinary scene,” states Ms. Schmitt. 

Ms. Schmitt was previously a graphic designer who completed her graduate degree in Art at Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in France. She became a fine art painter shortly after moving to the United States. California impressionist artists and the exploration of a world that was new to her had a significant impact on her work.

Time to Shine by Veronica Schmitt

More images can be seen here.

She finds her inspiration in daily life wandering the neighborhoods where she lives and when traveling through the U.S. and Europe. Ms. Schmitt is drawn to subjects that may often go unnoticed by most. She is a recognized award-winning artist, member of the California Art Club and the National Society of Painters in Acrylic.

Please visit for more information about Veronica Schmitt’s work.

Upcoming Community Focus Space Program artists include Stephanie Hager (March 19 – April 19) and Brennan Roach (April 19-May 17).

To learn more about JWA’s Art Programs, visit


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