Dario Campanile is originally from Rome but has lived in Hawaii and California for the past 30 years. He is an internationally acclaimed artist with a 55-year history. Salvador Dali requested to meet with Dario and coined him the “Roman Master.” Dario was chosen to redesign the 75-year Paramount Picture logo which was shown with every movie made between 1987-2002. Additionally, Dario’s portrait of the Dalai Lama was part of a world tour that traveled internationally for five years. While Dario has painted Realism and Surrealism for most of his career, he’s now focused on Abstract Expressionism art. His work is one-of-kind and very unique - colorful, cutting edge, multi-dimensional, and full of movement. Dario Campanile’s art is collected worldwide.
Dean Cera is a multimedia artist, who combines his knowledge of the human body as a master physiotherapist, with his artistic expression, to create paintings, photographs and films that celebrate the human form.
His earlier work, using a special marble technique of his own design, involved human figures flowing with rhythm, form and muted colors reminiscent of a neo-classical style. Cera’s style evolved and currently involves an emotion driven process of dripping bolder colors across a larger canvas, using the free fall of gravity as a creative tool.
Cera was born in Rochester, NY, and received a B.S. from University of Brockport in Art, Music and Philosophy. He has shown in the Rochester Museum & Science Center and the Boca Museum.
A native New Yorker and fine art painter of a wide range of subject matter including land/sea/skyscapes, military, abstract, and portraiture, Mr. Alpert’s work has been exhibited at the home of the Vice-President of the United States (Biden), and fine art galleries all over the United States. His military work is part of the permanent collection of the Pentagon, The National Museum of the United States Marines at Quantico VA, The Naval War College at Newport RI, The Women in Military Service for America Museum at Arlington National Cemetery, the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB, Dover DE and the International War College in Washington DC.
Mr. Alpert maintains two studios, New York City and Quogue, NY.
Joseph Genova, a native of Italy, moved to New York at the age of nine. He studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Although he is mostly self-taught as an artist, he has drawn inspiration from masters such as Caravaggio and his use of chiaroscuro, the strong contrast between light and dark to create depth and drama in a work of art. Mr. Genova’s art has been featured in many one-man shows throughout the country. His paintings are also displayed in various galleries throughout the United States and in many private collections in Mexico, Canada and Europe. Mr. Genova has given lectures about his artistic process at the Illinois Art Institute and the New Rochelle Garden Club. He lives in Rye, New York with his wife Margaret.
Although this magnificent artist is no longer with us, her artistry and her words describe what painting meant to her through her Artist's Statement:
"My paintings spring from a love and appreciation of Nature, filtered through a meld of ever changing life experiences. The art reflects what I see now and what I have experienced throughout my life. In this process my inner response and outward expression are constantly providing creative challenges.
When I look at one of the wondrous natural scenes which surround us, I feel the need to portray the emotional impact of the scene, more than the objects themselves. In expressing my impressions in abstract form, I am consciously freeing form and color from Nature to focus on the essential order of things as I see and feel them.
In my daily living I strive to become a better person and to improve my conscious contact with a higher spiritual being; and in my art I constantly strive to attain a higher level of expression".