:: Bella vita: paintings from Ascoli Piceno
INSPIRING WORKS BY INSPIRING ARTISTS, NO. 3
Only one more week before Bella Vita, the current show in my gallery, comes to an end.
Meet Jason Bombaci* and Kathi Smith
With all works created in the plein air style, by University of New Hampshire Fine Art Graduates Jason Bombaci [link removed] (BFA ’07) and Kathi Smith (MFA ’08), the show is a wonderful combination of works from an art history/art study class they attended in Italy during the summer of 2008.
In addition to the 28 yummy paintings on display, visitors have also been treated to glimpses inside Smith’s journals, which are works of art unto themselves.
It seems no one can resist the juxtaposition of Bombaci’s warm and cool color palettes and his uncanny ability to portray light and shadow in his works. Or Smith’s seemingly effortless and spontaneous brush work in response to changing light. Both artists have sold paintings from the show, six in total, which is remarkable given the current economy. As always, our little non-profit gallery is grateful for the public’s show of support for the arts in our community.
*UPDATE: It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Jason Bombaci passed away, on November 28, 2020, of cancer. He left us way too soon. His life & works truly touched so many. His obituary is posted here. RIP, Jason. ~ kf/&, 2/5/21
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ED. NOTE: This entry was first posted on Blogger, under the handle “ampersandblogger,” in April 2009. : : kf, 1/4/19
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