05th December 2017
Today I am immensely happy to announce that I have just won the “2017 Award of Excellence” in the international artistic competition, in Australia, “Colourbration 2017”, with my drawing “The depth of the rainbow”.
Nothing is greater than the satisfaction that comes from being satisfied with one’s own artwork ….. but when this same artwork is also appreciated in the world and rewarded …. There are no words powerful enough to define the explosion of emotions that all this provokes ….. It’s the case to say that I am able to see my whole life before my eyes ….. while the tears of joy don’t stop coming out in a cry of liberation …. I can see in my mind neatly and vividly …. all the stages of my life as an artist tremendously tribulated …. Since when, as a child I could not stop drawing and I wished I could only do that ….. when the time comes where I am at a crossroads and would like to take that paved road of drawing sheets, brushes and pencils ….. but I cannot take it because nobody believes in me ….. to the point that me either I believe in myself anymore …. But when you have something inside it … you can even chok it for years, but sooner or later always comes back and stronger than ever …. and you don’t care anymore about the schools that you couldn’t attend, the money you didn’t have, the help that you have been denied …. You can not do anything else that draw, draw, draw …… Do research and study with all the means you can have available, the most disparate …. And when they criticized me … saying that mine was not talent but only technical and study ….. because no one understood that hyperrealism is what I want and my examples are the masters of the past …. I do not have the talent of the artists who can make a sketch of exact proportions without any effort … .. I need to do research, studies …. take measures …. mine is a detailed creation …. commanded a lot from the brain and I put the heart in the endless hours that it takes me to recreate a perfect fabric … a realistic look that really looks at you ….
I thank everyone ….. all those who believed in me …. I thank the judge Ann Kullberg for choosing my creation for this Award of Excellence …. I thank The AUSCPA for the affection with which they welcome their artists and the great emotional and technical support they are able to give, I thank Paolo Bison for the infinite patience of making a reference photo so beautiful that I turned into a drawing with so much work… I thank everyone, from my heart.
28th November 2017
The book “CP Treasures Vol. 5” (Edited by Ann Kullberg, U.S.A.) is now published and available!
My artwork, “The depth of the rainbow”, has found a place among the 119 colour pencil artists featured in this book with almost 840 submissions from around the world this year. The fact that my piece had found a place in the same book as so many of my art idols is the best step forward for my art, so far. And see my drawing also on the book cover… well, it’s even more amazing!! This book features so many beautiful artworks, with also some information about the artists.
A huge thank you to Ann Kullberg and her team!! You can purchase a print or digital copy of the magazine at https://annkullberg.com/products/cp-treasures-volume-v
A huge thak you also to my dear friend Paolo Bison for his stunning photo reference I’ve used for this drawing.
2nd June 2017
I’m proud to share with you this first and official news for the 2017..!
My drawing “Portrait of a Mask, Carnival of Venice” is available at the new Art Gallery “DISCOVER EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE” in Laguna Beach, California (U.S.A.)
On the 1st of June they had the Grand Opening, it was a very well-attended success – with over 150 wonderful people attending throughout the course of the evening! Not only people passionate of art has been attending the grand opening but also the members of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Laguna Beach, Toni Iseman, who made the evening extra special with her assistance with the ribbon cutting.
DISCOVER EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE:
Gallery: 1400 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA (United States of America).
29th October 2016
In the October 2016 issue of the Australian magazine “Australian Artist” you can find a 6 pages article about the art competition “Colourbration 2016”. My drawing “Carnival of Venice”, winner of the “Best Emerging Artist Award”, is published in this article!
19th September 2016
The “Great Bay Corvette Club” did a wonderful job with the Charity Car Show in U.S.A. on the 17th of September!!
After so much work from the members they raised 16,700.00$ for the donation to the Shriners Hospital for Children!
I am very happy to have taken part of this and helped donating my drawing!
Thank you to all my friends who have gone to the Car Show to take part of this charity event!! Thank you to my friends Scott and Kim to have organized with me this donation of my originale drawing!
Thank you to Dee and Tom whom won the auction for my drawing!
A big thank you also to the photographer Dave Wendt who gave me the permission to create this drawing from his stunning photo of the Corvette 1963 Lightweight Grand Sport Coupe!
09th September 2016
I’m happy to announce that my original drawing “Corvette 1963 Lightweight Grand Sport Coupe” will be given as a prize at the “3rd Annual Charity Car Show”, in New Hampshire (U.S.A.) on the 17th Septembre 2016.
The Charity Car Show is organized by the “Great Bay Corvette Club”, every year they organize this event to raise money for different causes. This year the money raised will go to help the Shriners Hospitals for Children of Springfield, MA.
Go on their website and read the updates! 🙂
01st September 2016
In the September 2016 issue of the australian art magazine “Drawn to colour” you can find a two pages interview about the “Best Emerging Artist” award I won, you can also find my drawing “Corvette Lightweight 1963 Grand Sport Coupe” in the “Gallery” section!
16th August 2016
I have always wanted to help others with my art and when I saw the Supershoes project I simply loved it!
I am honored to announce that as of August 2016 I am a “Super Artist”…!
For more information, please, click here:
2nd July 2016
I have the pleasure to announce that in the July issue of the american magazine “Color”, the colored pencil magazine by Ann Kullberg, you can find a two pages article with a critique written by Ann Kullber of my drawing “The Diamond Mask”!
It has been a real honor to me to have this opportunity, a critique by Ann Kullberg is something that doesn’t happen to everyone! I write here the link to purchase your digital or print copy of the magazine!
1st July 2016
Published in the american magazine “COLORED PENCIL Magazine”!
I’m thrilled to tell you that my drawing “Dragster Challenge” has been choosen and published in the featured “Art Gallery” inside the Magazine!
You can purchase your copy or your pdf of the July issue here: http://coloredpencilmag.com/issues/
30th June 2016
Today I won the “BEST EMERGING ARTIST 2016 – THE ANN KULLBERG ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD ” in the Australian Art Competition “Colourbration 2016″…!!
09th June 2016
“Venice Carnival”, my artwork, is published in the american book “CP Hidden Treasures Vol.3”.
Ann Kullberg is one of the best Artists in the world about Colored Pencils….She has a wonderful website and a very neat magazine about colored pencils, she creates every year two kind of books where are showed the best drawings made with colored pencils in the world. She selects 120 artists for the main book called “CP TREASURES” which this year it’s at the volume number four. Then, Ann and her staff, select other almost 160 artists from all the world and she creates the book “CP Hidden Treasures”, this year will be the 3rd volume. The selection have been done…there were 827 Artists and I am very glad that some of my friends were included in the CP Treasure but I am even more happy because I HAVE BEEN SELECTED for the CP Hidden Treasures with my drawing “Venice Carnival”!
Congratulations to all the Artists! It’s a true honor being published in the book with such stunning talents!
Here you can purchase the digital version as a PDF file or printed version:
My drawing about the Carnival of Venice has been chosen (with other 15 artists from all the world) for the magazine’s gallery in the 1st issue of the australian art magazine “Drawn to Colour”.
From June 2012 to July 2012
The drawing titled “Portrait of a Mask, Venice Carnival” was showcased in the LIV8 Art Gallery in Venice, San Marco, (Italy).
From November 2012 to March 2014.
My “Venetian Artistic Masks” and the drawing titled “The Diamond Mask” were prominently displayed in the acclaimed Italian San Gallo Theatre and Hotel Casa Petrarca, both in San Marco, Venice (Italy).
In the year 2009 I had the honour to design the livery of the 2009 P1 offshore crew Official World Championship of Belgium. The 2B1 Racing Team owner personally recruited me to develop and design a new, fresh approach to their existing team powerboat designs. Built by the American company “Fountain”, and sponsored by “Furnibo”, the powerboat and its new graphic design truly became the face of the team. The boat was featured in numerous brochures and pamphlets throughout the powerboat racing world. In the literature, I was lauded as the boat’s sole graphic designer. The boat ultimately competed at the World Championship of the Powerboat P1 class: the most competitive mono-hull class. Having participated in some of the most grueling events, the boat adorned with my design, has been featured throughout Europe, on international television programs, and nautical magazines all over the world.