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Eros Gaze: Poets Artists Magazine

The Young Architect
Oil on linen, 50cm x 70cm

I am very pleased to share that my painting “The Young Architect” has been included in the #93 Eros Gaze publication of Poets Artists Magazine.  It is a wonderful mix of literary and visual metaphor created by Didi Menendez.  Print issues of the Eros Gaze are available via Blurb at the following link here.

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Oak Park Art League’s 97th Annual Artist Member Exhibition

The Oak Park Art League’s 97th Annual Artist Member Exhibition opened on April 13th and runs until May 4th.  My painting of Rhapso is participating.  For more information the OPAL website is here.  The facebook page is here.

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Work Available at Michael LaConte Gallery

3goddesses
Three Goddesses, oil on linen, 40cm x 60cm

I have a variety of works available at the Michael LaConte Gallery via 1st Dibs.  There are drawings, paintings and sculptures.  Please follow the link here to see more.  Both above and below are a selection of the pieces.

Enrico
Boreas, oil on linen, 70cm x 110cm
lisianthus
Lisanthus and Holly, oil on linen, 40cm x 60cm

 

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Merry Christmas!

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I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Here are some images from a life size nativity scene that I created for the church of Sant’ Ambrogio from awhile back.  The post about that wonderful project can be found here.

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Front view of Sant’ Ambrogio presepe
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Side view of presepe
4 presepe copy
Detail of the Madonna
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Observed Anatomy

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Figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Several times a year, I have the pleasure to teach figure drawing and artistic anatomy to the beginning and intermediate students at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy.

A competent knowledge of human anatomy is fundamental for successfully incorporating the figure into one’s work.  My personal approach to teaching this is simultaneously develop observation skills while familiarize the to student with underlying structure through the creation of graphic overlays.

The class begins with a drawing is created over a series of sessions from a model.  Once the drawings are at a certain level overlays of the skeleton and muscle groups are created.  In addition to the model, a skeleton and Paul Richer’s Artistic Anatomy aid the  student in the development of work.

The images above and below are the examples I created during the class.

 

anatomy overlay skeleton
Overlay of the skeleton, graphite on tracing paper, 50cm x 70cm

 

anatomy overlay muscles
Overlay of the major muscle groups, colored pencil and chalk on tracing paper, 50cm x 70cm 

 

 

 

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New Works Available at Michael LaConte Gallery

3goddesses
Three Goddesses, oil on linen, 40cm x 60cm

I have some new works available at the Michael LaConte Gallery in Chicago.  They include a couple of still life paintings and plein air landscape sketches.  To learn more follow the link here.

sunset over sapri
Sunset over Sapri, oil on linen mounted on board, 20cm x 30cm

 

 

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A Memory of A Dream Incarnate

 

Here is a better video walk through of my show a the Oak Park Public Library this summer.  It is posted from my YouTube channel.  In addition to several interviews I have been collecting art related videos that are quite interesting.  Please check it out here.

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A Brief Walk Through of a Dream Incarnate

Here is a video of a brief walk through of my show A Dream Incarnate: Italian Landscapes and Portraits at the Oak Park Public Library.  The show runs for the month of July.  Please stop by and take a look.

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A Dream Incarnate: Italian Landscapes and Portraits

 

This summer I will be having a show of my Italian landscapes and portraits. Kindy hosted by the Oak Park Public Library it will be up for the month of July.  Entitled The Dream Incarnate, the work represents my experience in Italy through a visual interpretation of the places and people that have inspired me.  It opens Saturday, July 8th.

For more information about the show please follow the link here.

Below is a selection from the works that will be represented.

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OPAL Artist Member Spring Exhibition

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Tonight opens the Oak Park Art League’s Artist Member Spring Exhibition.  My painting Rhapso will be participating.  Please do stop by if you are in the Chicagoland area.  For more information please click here.

Rhapso2

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Opening and Award Ceremony for Modportrait 2016

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Tonight is the award ceremony and opening of the Modportrait 2016 at the Museo IAACC Pablo Serrano in Zaragoza, Spain.  My painting Enchanted (shown above) will receive a Honorable Mention.  The show will remain up until the end of July before it moves to the MEAM in Barcelona.  A link to a nice article in Spanish about the show can here.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the event this evening.  I would like to personally thank Jose Enrique Gonzalez, director of Galeria Artelibre, and jury for recognizing my picture.  The Galerie Artelibre together with the MEAM under the leadership of Jose Manuel Infiesta have greatly contributed to the reawakening of a sincere appreciation of figurative art in Europe.

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Premio Arte Laguna Show

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The Arte Laguna Prize show opened last weekend and it was a wonderful event.  In addition to being very well attended, there was a positive energy and a lot of engaging work.  My painting “Consolation of Philosophy” held its own and attracted a lot of interest.  The show is up until the 9th of April.  For more information click here.

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