Dario Campanile is originally from Rome but has lived in Hawaii and California for the past 30 years. He is an internationally acclaimed artist with a 60-year history. Salvador Dali requested to meet with Dario and coined him the “Roman Master.” Dario was chosen to redesign the 75-year Paramount Picture logo which was shown with every movie made between 1987-2002. Additionally, Dario’s portrait of the Dalai Lama was part of a world tour that traveled internationally for five years. While Dario has painted Realism and Surrealism for most of his career, he’s now focused on Abstract Expressionism art. His work is one-of-kind and very unique - colorful, cutting edge, multi-dimensional, and full of movement. Dario Campanile’s art is collected worldwide.
A native New Yorker and fine art painter of a wide range of subject matter including land/sea/skyscapes, military, abstract, and portraiture, Mr. Alpert’s work has been exhibited at the home of the Vice-President of the United States (Biden), and fine art galleries all over the United States. His military work is part of the permanent collection of the Pentagon, The National Museum of the United States Marines at Quantico VA, The Naval War College at Newport RI, The Women in Military Service for America Museum at Arlington National Cemetery, the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB, Dover DE and the International War College in Washington DC.
Mr. Alpert maintains two studios, New York City and Quogue, NY.
"I've always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions. Painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed. I'm drawn to the human form where figures exist both in representational and painterly worlds and will I'll often explore a narrative theme in order to capture the emotional power of a moment in time. I feel that common, every day things can be beautiful and resonant without being manipulative or artificially provocative. Landscape painting for me is a journey in search of something that evokes a personal response to nature beyond the obvious and descriptive. Ultimately my concerns are with the expressive qualities of light captured with paint. Contemporary Impressionism best describes my style."
Eli Cedrone is an award-winning artist from Boston. A graduate of the School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University) she also studied in Florence, Italy; The Museum of Fine Arts School and The Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Cedrone has won numerous awards including Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and International Artists. She is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships and has participated in juried invitationals in the US and abroad. Her work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur and International Artist's Magazine.
Dean Cera is a multimedia artist, who combines his knowledge of the human body as a master physiotherapist, with his artistic expression, to create paintings, photographs and films that celebrate the human form.
His earlier work, using a special marble technique of his own design, involved human figures flowing with rhythm, form and muted colors reminiscent of a neo-classical style. Cera’s style evolved and currently involves an emotion driven process of dripping bolder colors across a larger canvas, using the free fall of gravity as a creative tool.
Cera was born in Rochester, NY, and received a B.S. from University of Brockport in Art, Music and Philosophy. He has shown in the Rochester Museum & Science Center and the Boca Museum.
Joseph Genova, a native of Italy, moved to New York at the age of nine. He studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Although he is mostly self-taught as an artist, he has drawn inspiration from masters such as Caravaggio and his use of chiaroscuro, the strong contrast between light and dark to create depth and drama in a work of art. Mr. Genova’s art has been featured in many one-man shows throughout the country. His paintings are also displayed in various galleries throughout the United States and in many private collections in Mexico, Canada and Europe. Mr. Genova has given lectures about his artistic process at the Illinois Art Institute and the New Rochelle Garden Club. He lives in Rye, New York with his wife Margaret.
Although this magnificent artist is no longer with us, her artistry and her words describe what painting meant to her through her Artist's Statement:
"My paintings spring from a love and appreciation of Nature, filtered through a meld of ever changing life experiences. The art reflects what I see now and what I have experienced throughout my life. In this process my inner response and outward expression are constantly providing creative challenges.
When I look at one of the wondrous natural scenes which surround us, I feel the need to portray the emotional impact of the scene, more than the objects themselves. In expressing my impressions in abstract form, I am consciously freeing form and color from Nature to focus on the essential order of things as I see and feel them.
In my daily living I strive to become a better person and to improve my conscious contact with a higher spiritual being; and in my art I constantly strive to attain a higher level of expression".
Elizabeth Moscoso is an artist who does not limit herself to one medium. She started her career as a fine artist and has also worked as a graphic designer. Whether she is drawing or painting she exudes her love of life passionately into her art!
She is a native South American from Bogota, Colombia, and started drawing at age seven! Her curiosity for art began drawing cartoon characters, which initiated her natural illustration ability. These characters paved the way into creating more life-like images developing her realism style of painting. She loves mixing different artistic mediums and feels her technical skills facilitate her creativity and fuels her passion.
“I was influenced by my paternal great grandfather and mother who were artists in their own right. Paying close attention to the detailed images they created inspired me to begin exploring something I felt. These works have encouraged me to follow my heart and led me to where I am today.
Seeing beauty for what it is and interpreting it is an unexplainable sensation. If my art has been captured through someone else’s eyes in the same manner, I have been blessed in passionately creating it. Loving and being passionate about art has been my calling and always will be.”
Mimi Sammis is a sculptor, painter, author and a PBS TV host of "Love to Paint with Mimi". Her work is a celebration of life and is collected throughout the world. Mimi started her art career in the 1970s with the encouragement of her late husband, Avery Rockefeller Jr. Her exhibits include: United Nations, New York; The Hague, Netherlands; American Embassy, Paris, and the National Sculpture Society, New York.
Her work as a sculptor has led her to do private commissions for Queen Elizabeth and also the Women's Veterans Memorial in Rhode Island.
Jennifer Williams is an award-winning Australian born contemporary impressionist who resides in Westport, Connecticut USA. With a background in fine art and movement therapy Jennifer paints the world as she experiences it, vibrant landscapes filled with harmonious color, light and movement. Captivated by the allure of nature and travel, Jennifer has painted all over the world where her work is collected and exhibited in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United states.
Typically painting on luminous metal substrates, Jennifer creates contemporary, ethereal impressions of the places she loves and visits. She has a way of mixing reality with a sense of fantasy. “The viewer is offered an intimate perspective, often being placed amongst wildflowers or alone in the shadows of majestic city streets where buildings become reflections and places of curiosity for one to imagine and find serenity”.
Williams has a BA in Business and has studied Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design in New York and at Rowayton Arts Center and Silvermine School of Art in Connecticut. She is the great niece of Moya Dyring a notable Australian artist who is exhibited in the Australian National Gallery.
“I love to paint nature’s rhythms, patterns and revelations and find strong connections between ecosystems and the body systems. Working on a metal substrate gives me the opportunity to express strong gestural line, adding and extracting shapes and patterns with transparent oil color glazes to create luminous, organic compositions.”