finishes, furniture, hand-painted canvas, walls, moldings,
architectural elements, etc......)
I’m a self-taught artist for over thirty years. I have been
creating original one-of-a-kind art on a wide variety of surfaces.
My work can be found in numerous commercial & residential
establishments in central NY. I thrive on creating art on walls,
furniture, fireplace surrounds, architectural moldings, wallpaper,
and trompe l’oeil murals, to name just a few. While some of my work
is designed on fixed surfaces such as walls, most of it is
“transportable” which allows it to be carried with the owner even if
they move. My newest endeavor along these lines is the creation of
my surface designs on wallpaper that can be painted off-site,
installs as easily as wallpaper, and can even be removed and
brought to another location if the owner so desires. This
collection is comprised of hand-painted wallpapers with companion
architectural elements such as pillars, moldings, fireplace
surrounds, knobs, etc. My passion for old world art, architectural
elements, gardening, nature, is evident in the wide variety of
subject matter I create. For me, art is life and life is art. I
grew up in Porto Empedocle in Sicily where art was and is a way of
life. Now I live in a 172-year-old farm house which feeds me with
inspiration each and every day.
I am including a few slideshows below that show
my journey with each different application, on various surfaces and
styles of homes where I have had the pleasure of working. I have
been so fortunate to have clients who have given me the opportunity
to create romantic atmosphere in their home. It's just Magic!
Click on the images below & it will take you to slideshows
on many different projects, where I used a variety of techniques
with faux-painting and more. Working with, acrylics, oils,
plasters, varnishes, bronze powders, silver and gold leaf or
anything new old of art supplies that I discover.