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Vincent Calabrese

I am primarily a self taught artist, though I have been painting since childhood. While on the faculty at VCUís School of Medicine I did take courses in painting at VCU, including two years with Frank Cole, as well as classes at the VMFA in painting, oil pastel and print making. Since retiring I have devoted most of my time to painting, including a number of workshops in oil, acrylic and watercolor. These include plein air painting workshop with David Lussier and Pam Simpson, acrylic workshops with Vera Dickerson and watercolor workshops with Warren Taylor, Frank Francese and Don Andrews.

This has all resulted in some recognition, with a 1st place award in acrylic at the 2008 Art Affair, 1st and 2nd place awards at Crossroads Art Center All Media Shows in 2008 and a 1st place in 2009. In 2008, pictures were accepted for the Virginia Watercolor Society show in Roanoke and the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild show in Charlottesville. I also won an Award of Excellence at the 2009 Central Virginia Watercolor Guild exhibit.

I paint regularly by myself, but also meet regularly with the Richmond Experimental Artists group for painting and feedback from the members.

My works include acrylic, watercolor and oil. The choice of media often depends on the subject and how I want it to be portrayed, or simply, my mood. My works are very personal; usually reflecting my reaction to a subject, place, a color or shape. I am constantly trying to learn new ways to express myself and try not to limit my techniques. I thoroughly enjoy studio painting, but love to get out in the field for plein air painting which usually gives me a fresh way of seeing things.

My works are very personal; usually reflecting my reaction to a subject, place, a color or shape. I am constantly trying to learn new ways to express myself and try not to limit my techniques. I thoroughly enjoy studio painting, but love to get out in the field for plein air painting which usually gives me a fresh way of seeing things.


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