Joe Giampalma Artist
Still life and landscapes are very important to me because I feel I can lose myself in the intense colors and abstract forms that nature creates. My portraits concentrate on the idea of capturing a persons’ mood and personality at a glance. I work quickly with expressive brush and knife marks to try and attain a sense of movement within the painting. This process sometimes distorts and twists the figure out of recognition completely and although I feel likeness to the subject is important, I believe that it is vital that I leave my response to the subject through expressive and vivid marks.