This year I was invited by the Museum of Landscape in Plyos, Ivanovo Region, Russia to represent Italy in their annual regional painting exhibition and cultural exchange – зеленый шум or ‘Green Noise’.
In previous years they had hosted painters from other regions of Russia, and a few years ago began inviting international artists- 2011 [...]
The past week I’ve been painting in Long Island. I also had the opportunity to finish the painting I started after teaching at Weir Farm.
Still getting used to the New England dodgy weather patterns. The above picture started out as a blue sky, shimmering light effect on the water the first day.
Taking a break from all the snow painting, Ben Fenske and I took a trip down to Wellington Florida to do some work for Laura Grenning- she has a booth set up at the Winter Equestrian Festival this year.
After the Boston winter I was doubly impressed with the bright color of Florida- [...]
Back in June I was lucky enough to catch the Americans in Florence exhibit at the Palazzo Strozzi. The Strozzi has put on a number of interesting exhibitions in the past few years, still tied to Florence’s history, but with a bit of their own perspective.
This year marks 500 years since the death [...]
What a whirlwind trip to Florence. To see the city we lived in, to absorb the sounds and light, visit some of my favorite restaurants and spend time with some of my favorite people. It was great to be back in town, to just concentrate on painting outdoors.
I lived in Florence for more than a decade, [...]
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