Instructor: Bill Papaleo
Monday - Friday
August 12 - 16
1pm - 4pm
Many painters have color few have light. Many painters have loneliness few have silence. We will work in nature to explore on paper or canvas the elements that create an honest direct reaction that resonate in us , in our work and in others. Students may choose to paint and draw with pastels , watercolors or oils . Students of all levels are welcome. Beginners often respond well with some basic but very satisfying exercises with Pastel on dark., pastel paper. Working directly with light we can resolve many drawing and compositional problems effortlessly. More advanced students may want to try watercolor for experimentation or oils to deepen their vision of color and the light effects in nature. Each student will be given individual instruction according to their goals and needs and respect to their own individual expression. Each day we will work in a different place in the most beautiful areas of Truro.
William Papaleo has been painting and working with light, color and atmosphere for 40 years. He first started with Henry Henche at the Cape school of Art and Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League. He is an American artist who has lived and worked in Italy for thirty years. His paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in Europe and the United States. He has received various awards in international and juried shows in Italy and America. Presently he is in the juried show at the IAMLA Museum in Los Angeles. His drawings for his public Sculpture in Waterbury Connecticut are in the permanent collection of the Mattatuck Museum in Connecticut. In Santa Monica, California at the MRT he presented a series of large landscapes for the preservation of the Great Native American Trail. At Sindin Galleries in New York, 1994 he was presented with a group of emerging artists to show with Picasso, Matisse and Diego Rivera. In the past few years in Naples and Salerno, Italy there have been large exhibitions dedicated to art and immigration. Recently, in New York, there was a large retrospective at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (2015) and at the John D. Calandra Institute in Manhattan (2017). In 2016 at the Municipio Castle in Naples Italy he was invited to have a large retrospective show. Presently he is being represented by Wohlfarth Galleries in Washington D.C. and with Exuma gallery in Provincetown. He has exhibited with La Lupa Italian Arts foundation in Los Angeles and the Museo Citta’ Creativa in Salerno Italy. He continues to conduct art workshops for American and European Universities in Italy and America..