I was born on the 21st of June, in 1952 in Portici. My life spent between canvases, brushes, and color palettes, watching my father draw, then paint with a strong and elegant line, always sensible, with his tidy color palette and never a brushstroke out of place; the oil thinners smell meant he was home.
His precise, prompt, and calm personality pushed him towards a figurative painting which, over the years, lead to hyperrealism.
I have always remembered his words on the great painters of the past, on the perfection of their works. “In the first place”, he said, “the study of the masters’ technique is the foundation of any style of pictorial expression”.
I listened and watched him for years, until I felt the urge to try it myself.
I did it.
First place “Leucosia ’71”– S.M. di Catellabate
First place International “The palette” – Pompei
First place International competition “Europa 71”– Roma
First place “Caltagirone 72”
First place “III International Biennial of the Sorrento triptych
First place “Il Small picture”– C.di Stabia
First place “Artistic summer 74”-Sorrento
First place “Piano di Sorrento”
First place “5th Modigliani Biennial”-Napoli
First place “L’Avanti” – Portici
First place “XXVII Contest of letters and painting G. Ungaretti”-Roma
First place “Premio Artistico Nozzoli 2022” Torre San Vincenzo (LI)