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Charles Santarpia~ Photo Realist Oil Painter

Do you know this place to the left? It’s The Anchor, and it was a landmark 1940’s restaurant in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. It looks like a photo doesn’t it, but it’s not, it’s an oil painting done by Charles Santarpia of Branford, Connecticut. Charles got laid off when the economy bottomed out in the Read more…

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Clio Newton’s Beautiful Works Of Art

 Clio Newton of Madison, Connecticut is an American realist painter. She works in oils and charcoals and watercolors and her work is extraordinary. She studied in Florence, Italy and in Bali and in June of 2015 will spend six months in Switzerland painting. It is hard not to mistake this 25-year old’s work for photographs because Read more…

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It’s All About The Eyes

What happens when your husband gives you a gift of oil paints and canvas? Well, in Heidi Alamanda‘s case she picked up the paint brushes and never put them down. That was in 2009 and she says she has found her real passion. It’s a far cry from what she set out to do. Heidi Read more…

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The Bucolic Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Where can you get a hands on 4-year fine arts degree in Connecticut? Well, one of those places is the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme. What a setting this is in quintessential New England. The school is home to about 100 students, though there is room for expansion. Curriculum includes, drawing, Read more…

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