Thursday, December 17, 2009

Renato Muccillo - Artist

Canadian painter Renato Muccillo does both large (2'-4') and small (4"-5") paintings, and it's hard to tell from an online image which is which. They all have a sense of atmosphere and grandeur, whether it's a small watercolor sketch (or still life in oils) or an imposing landscape or sky-scape. They show a combination of classicist realism, impressionism, abstraction and contemporary industrial subject matter.

He grew up near Vancouver, where he now lives, and has always enjoyed painting and spending time outdoors. Primarily self-taught, he's been selling his paintings since he was 10 years old (sometimes trading them for art materials) and he thinks of drawing and painting as his "first language".

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