My paintings are deeply influenced by personal stories from my family history, the people and places here in Italy, and most certainly by my profound experience walking the Camino di Santiago, a 880 mile journey that spanned 30 days that took me from France to one end of Spain until Finesterre, “the end of the world”.
The title A Sense of Direction is just a beginning of a series of works, mostly on paper using watercolor and images of maps and stamped symbols of places I have been during the Camino di Santiago. Being far from the comforts of home, void of carrying any material things, the experience allowed me a deeper connection with myself, earth, animals and all who I came in contact with.
Continuing the series of A Sense of Direction takes me to discovering the legends, hidden secrets and unknown places of Rome which are fascinating. This exhibit is dedicated to my friend Jim Foley, a photo-journalist who had a strong sense of purpose. Throughout his life he gave a voice to the voiceless, impoverished and the defenseless.
Commissions are welcomed and proceeds of sales of my paintings will go to Hostage US which was founded by the efforts of the family and friends of the James W Foley Legacy Foundation.
For inquiries on sales or commissions please get in touch.