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Pamela Allegretto-Franz


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Biography

Pamela Allegretto Franz attended Colorado University Extension in Denver, and later moved to Florence, Italy where she studied art and Italian at L’Università Per Gli Stranieri. To finance her education her job résumé was as colorful as the Renaissance city itself. She shivered as an artist’s model and sang the blues in catacomb nightclubs. She worked as an interpreter/translator for a textile company and hawked leather goods to tourists.
Back on US soil, the colors on her résumé remained vibrant. In addition to Italian teacher at Berlitz School of Languages and a two-year stint as a Playboy Bunny, she added hairdresser/salon owner, to her palette. Classes in writing, cartooning, and art filled whatever free hours remained.
In 1996 Pamela sold the hair salon and moved with her husband to Hawaii, where, for the following ten years, she devoted herself fulltime to painting and writing. Now, a resident of Connecticut, Pamela divides her time between painting, writing, and Ita... Read More

Pamela Allegretto Franz attended Colorado University Extension in Denver, and later moved to Florence, Italy where she studied art and Italian at L’Università Per Gli Stranieri. To finance her education her job résumé was as colorful as the Renaissance city itself. She shivered as an artist’s model and sang the blues in catacomb nightclubs. She worked as an interpreter/translator for a textile company and hawked leather goods to tourists.
Back on US soil, the colors on her résumé remained vibrant. In addition to Italian teacher at Berlitz School of Languages and a two-year stint as a Playboy Bunny, she added hairdresser/salon owner, to her palette. Classes in writing, cartooning, and art filled whatever free hours remained.
In 1996 Pamela sold the hair salon and moved with her husband to Hawaii, where, for the following ten years, she devoted herself fulltime to painting and writing. Now, a resident of Connecticut, Pamela divides her time between painting, writing, and Italian poetry translations.
Pamela paints primarily in acrylic and watercolor. Her published art work includes book and CD covers, illustrations, and cartoons. Comprised in her collaborative efforts are patina and painted metal wall sculptures on display in Hawaiian galleries, and latex molded figure sculptures on exhibit in galleries and museums worldwide.
Pamela's published writings include dual-language poetry books and translations in Italian literary journals. Her recently published novel: BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS is available in paperback and ebook at: AMAZON:
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She has enjoyed memberships in the Kona Art Center on the Island of Hawaii, the Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, the East Hampton Art Association, and the East Haddam Art League.

Biografia:

Pamela Allegretto Franz è una Italo-Americana che abita nello stato di Connecticut negli Stati Uniti. Tanto grande è il suo amore per L’Italia che stupendi panorami di località Italiane costituiscono la maggior parte dei suoi disegni.
Per quanto riguarda i lavori artistici publicati, lei ha dipinto le illustrazioni di libri, copertini di libri, copertini di CD, fiumetti di giornali, ed innumerevoli disegni per importanti testate di stampa divulgativa e culturale.
Alcuni sui lavori artistici, in speciale modo sculture di metallo, preparati in collaborazione con altri illustri artefici Americani, sono in mostra prevalentemente nelle gallerie e musei di varie nazioni del mondo.
I suoi quadri originali sono in bella mostra nelle più accorsate gallerie locali.
Pamela Allegretto Franz ha il privilegio d’essere membro iscritto in prestigiose società di artisti quali la Kona Art Center sul Isola di Hawaii e La Connecticut River Artisans. Quest'anno e` stata eletto La Presidente della East Hampton Art Association.
Oltre alla sua eccellente e variegata produzione artistica, Pamela pone la sua formazione intelettuale bilingue a favore di testi dal sicuro valore poetico culturale. Read less

Allegretto-Franz Pamela

Biography


Pamela Allegretto Franz attended Colorado University Extension in Denver, and later moved to Florence, Italy where she studied art and Italian at L’Università Per Gli Stranieri. To finance her education her job résumé was as colorful as the Renaissance city itself. She shivered as an artist’s model and sang the blues in catacomb nightclubs. She worked as an interpreter/translator for a textile company and hawked leather goods to tourists.
Back on US soil, the colors on her résumé remained vibrant. In addition to Italian teacher at Berlitz School of Languages and a two-year stint as a Playboy Bunny, she added hairdresser/salon owner, to her palette. Classes in writing, cartooning, and art filled whatever free hours remained.
In 1996 Pamela sold the hair salon and moved with her husband to Hawaii, where, for the following ten years, she devoted herself fulltime to painting and writing. Now, a resident of Connecticut, Pamela divides her time between painting, writing, and Italian poetry translations.
Pamela paints primarily in acrylic and watercolor. Her published work includes book and CD covers, illustrations, and cartoons. Comprised in her collaborative efforts are patina and painted metal wall sculptures on display in Hawaiian galleries, and latex molded figure sculptures on exhibit in galleries and museums worldwide.
Pamela accepts commissioned work, principally for buildings, house portraits and trompe l'oeil window “views.”
She has enjoyed memberships in the Kona Art Center on the Island of Hawaii, the Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, the East Hampton Art Association, and the East Haddam Art League.

Biografia:

Pamela Allegretto Franz è una Italo-Americana che abita nello stato di Connecticut negli Stati Uniti. Tanto grande è il suo amore per L’Italia che stupendi panorami di località Italiane costituiscono la maggior parte dei suoi disegni.
Per quanto riguarda i lavori artistici publicati, lei ha dipinto le illustrazioni di libri, copertini di libri, copertini di CD, fiumetti di giornali, ed innumerevoli disegni per importanti testate di stampa divulgativa e culturale.
Alcuni sui lavori artistici, in speciale modo sculture di metallo, preparati in collaborazione con altri illustri artefici Americani, sono in mostra prevalentemente nelle gallerie e musei di varie nazioni del mondo.
I suoi quadri originali sono in bella mostra nelle più accorsate gallerie locali.
Pamela Allegretto Franz ha il privilegio d’essere membro iscritto in prestigiose società di artisti quali la Kona Art Center sul Isola di Hawaii e La Connecticut River Artisans. Quest'anno e` stata eletto La Presidente della East Hampton Art Association.
Oltre alla sua eccellente e variegata produzione artistica, Pamela pone la sua formazione intelettuale bilingue a favore di testi dal sicuro valore poetico culturale.


FEATURED PAINTINGS 2018


THESE ARE PAINTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN GROUP GALLERIES ON FINEARTAMERICA.
THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, CONTACT ME HERE FOR INFORMATION. GICLEE PRINTS FROM GREETING CARD SIZE TO POSTER SIZE ARE AVAILABLE ON MY FINEARTAMERICA SITE, CLICK ONTO LINKS OR CONTACT ME HERE. PRINTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALES OUTSIDE THE USA, ON THIS SITE.

"HARMONY" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way Gallery."
'REFLECTION" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery", Featured in the "Painting the Old Way Gallery"
"JAZZ DRUMMER" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery."
"ISLAND BEAT" Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Gallery" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way Gallery"
"UNITY" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery."
"IL TRULLO ALBEROBELLO" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery."

"ST. CLEMENT'S CASTLE" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way Gallery
"SICILIAN CIARAMELLA" Has been featured AND showcased on the home page of the "Out Of The Ordinary Gallery" Featured in the "Contemporary Gallery"
"TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET" Featured in the "Out Of The Ordinary Gallery"
"LATINA JAZZ DIVA" Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Gallery"

"GUARDIANS" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery."
"NEW ENGLAND RED BARN AT SUNRISE" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery," "10 Plus Gallery"

"MAMAS AND PAPAS" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way Gallery."
"BONGO MAN" Featured in the "Contemporary Art Gallery."
"HARVESTING POPPIES IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "Contemporary Gallery"
"BIAGI IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "Women Painters Gallery"
"TROPICAL TRINITY" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery," Featured in the "Contemporary Gallery"

"MORCONE" Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Gallery"
"MEXICAN SERENADE" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way Gallery", Featured in the "1000 Views Gallery"
"VENETIAN TABLE" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery"
"VIA ROMA" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery, Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Gallery"
"MATERA" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way Gallery"

"MONTEROSSO ON RIVIERA DI LEVANTE" Featured in the "FAA Gallery Home For All Artists Who Create"
"VINTAGE FIAT 500" Featured in the "Out Of The Ordinary Gallery" "Contemporary Gallery"
"PANSIES FOR ROSALINA" Featured in the "Out Of The Ordinary Gallery"
"CITIZENS OF EARTH" Featured in the "1000 Views Gallery."
"NEW ENGLAND RED BARN SUMMER" Featured in the "1000 Views Gallery"

"SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery"
"SAN GIMIGNANO" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery" "EXCLUSIVELY DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS GALLERY"
"NEW ORLEANS JAZZ" Featured in the "500 & Beyond Gallery"
"VINTAGE VW BUS" Featured in the "1,000 Views Gallery"

"PIETRASANTA IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "Out Of The Ordinary Gallery"


Philosophy


Paint what you love: If your heart’s not in it, your painting will never “sing”; at best, it will “hum” a forgettable and often flat tune.
Don’t follow trends, just to make a buck: Let’s say, the current trend is sunflowers and every 3rd painting sold is a depiction of sunflowers; but if you are gravely allergic to and thus loath sunflowers, and the mere mention of those mutant daisies sends you diving for the tissue box, then don’t paint sunflowers. Each brushstroke will be agony, you’ll never be satisfied with the results, and any money earned will be spent on tissues and allergy meds. This is an extreme example, but you get the idea.
If you start it, finish it: Never start a painting with the notion that if it’s not working out you’ll scrap it. Make it work. Step back and look at it, analyze it, decide what’s wrong, and fix it. You’ll never learn and grow as an artist OR an individual if you throw in the towel when things become difficult.
Continue learning: Never believe you know all you need to know about art. Take classes, attend seminars, get feedback from fellow artists, read artist guides, and paint, paint, paint.

Filosofia: dipingi cio` che ami: Se non dipingi col cuore, il quadro non canterà mai, invece, al massimo, canticchierà una melodia dimenticabile e stonata.
Non seguire le tendenze soltanto per guadagnare soldi: Per esempio, se la tendenza è dipingere i fiori, ma non ti piace dipingere i fiori, dunque, non dipinge i fiori. Ogni pennellata sarà angoscia e non ti piaceranno mai i risultati.
Se lo inizi, finirlo: Non incomincia un quadro con l’idea che se non vada bene lo butterà via. Decide quale è il problema e ripararlo. Non si impara e non si cresce come un’artista ne` una persona, se getta la spugna quando le cose diventano difficili.
Continua ad imparare: Non pensare mai di sapere tutto dell’arte. Frequenta le scuole ed i seminari, chiede le reazioni di altri artisti, leggi le guide artistiche, e dipingi, dipingi, dipingi.


FEATURED PAINTINGS 2015


THESE ARE PAINTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN GROUP GALLERIES ON FINEARTAMERICA.
THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, CONTACT ME HERE FOR INFORMATION. GICLEE PRINTS FROM GREETING CARD SIZE TO POSTER SIZE ARE AVAILABLE ON MY FINEARTAMERICA SITE, CLICK ONTO LINKS OR CONTACT ME HERE. PRINTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALES OUTSIDE THE USA, ON THIS SITE.

"MATERA" Featured in the "Women Painters Gallery."
"HAWAIIAN ISLAND LOVE" Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists Gallery," "The Paint Shop Gallery" "The 500 Views Gallery"
"PARIS BLUES" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery," "Premium FAA artists Gallery," "Painting The Old Way Gallery,"
"NOLA" Featured in the "Women Painters Gallery."
"JAZZ GUITAR MAN" Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists Gallery," "The Paint Shop Gallery" "500 VIEWS GALLERY"
"RED VESPA" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery".
"NEW ORLEANS JAZZ" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery," "THE 10 PLUS GALLERY,"

"MAMAS AND PAPAS" Featured in the "Women Painters Gallery," "Painting Cafe Gallery," "Premium FAA Artists Gallery"
"LAKE COMO" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery," Featured in "Premium FAA Artists Gallery,"
"PANSIES FOR ROSALINA" Featured in the "Contemporary Floral Gallery," "Premium FAA Artists Gallery," "10 PLUS Gallery,"
"NEW ENGLAND WATERFALL" Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists Gallery" "T100 Appreciating Quality Works Gallery"
:SUNFLOWERS AT SUNSET" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery," "500 Views Gallery" "Premium FAA Artists Gallery"
"YELLOW VASE WITH SEA VIEW" Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists Gallery"
"MERCEDES BENZ W 196 FORMULA" Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists Gallery"

"CITIZENS OF EARTH" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery"
"SEA VIEW ONE" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery."
"VINTAGE FIAT 500" Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists Gallery."
"HARVESTING POPPIES IN TUSCANY" Featured in "Appreciating Works From All Mediums Gallery"
"SAN GIMIGNANO" Featured in "Women Painters Gallery," "Italy Gallery," "Painting Cafe Gallery"
"TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET" Featured in "FAA Appreciating Work Gallery," "10 Plus Gallery"
"MONTEROSSO ON RIVIERA DI LEVANTE "Featured in "Painting Cafe Gallery" "Premium FAA Artists Gallery"
PIETRASANTA IN TUSCANY" Featured in "Premium FAA Artists Gallery"

"SELF PORTRAIT IN PROGRESS" Featured in "Self Portrait Cafe Gallery," "The Painting Cafe Gallery,"
"BUDDHA IN BLACK AND WHITE" Featured in "500 Views Plus Gallery," "Premium FAA Artists Gallery,"
"VINTAGE VW BUS" Featured in "10 PLUS GALLERY," "Painting Cafe Gallery,"
"MORCONE" Featured in "Women Painters Gallery," "Painting Cafe Gallery"
"SICILIAN CIARAMELLA," Featured the "Appreciating Quality Art Gallery"
"PARIS BLUES" Featured in the "Paintings the Old Way Gallery,"
"ISLAND BEAT" Feature in the "500 Views Plus Gallery,"

"TUSCAN GOLD 1" Featured in the "10 Plus Gallery,"
"HOME FOR LUNCH IN ROME" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery"
"HAWAIIAN PUA" Featured in the "Contemporary Florals Gallery," "Women Painters Gallery"
"VEDUTA DI VESUVIO" Featured in the "PREMIUM FAA ARTISTS GALLERY,"
"POLOLU VALLEY LOOKOUT" Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists Gallery."
"TUSCAN GOLD 2" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery."
"COOL JAZZ TRIO" Featured in the "10 PLUS GALLERY"

"VIA ROMA" Featured in the "International Women Artists Gallery" "Painting Cafe Gallery"
"AMALFI COAST" Featured in the "T-100 Appreciating Quality Works Gallery"
"CASTELLO DUCALE DI FAICCHIO" Featured in "Premium FAA Artists Gallery," "Women Painters Gallery," "Get The Paints Out Gallery," "Painting Cafe Gallery," "T-100 Appreciating Quality Works Gallery"
"MEXICAN SERANADE" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery"
"FINDING PARADISE" Featured in the "10 Plus Quality Gallery," "T-100 Appreciating Quality Works Gallery"
"YELLOW DAISIES" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery"

"HANGIN LOOSE" Featured in the "T 100 Appreciating Quality Work Gallery"
"PURPLE IRIS" Featured in the "Orange-Yellow-Red Gallery"
"SAX SEX" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery."
"TROPICAL TRINITY" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery"
"UNITY" Featured in the "Diversity and Social Justice Gallery" Front page feature in "Whimsical Paintings Gallery"

"FARMHOUSE IN TUSCANY" Featured on the Fineartamerica Facebook Home Page.
"CITIZENS OF EARTH" Featured on the Fineartamerica Facebook Home Page.
"FINDING PARADISE" Featured on the Fineartamerica Facebook Home Page.
"NEW ORLEANS JAZZ" Featured on the Fineartamerica Facebook Home Page.


FEATURED PAINTINGS 2017


THESE ARE PAINTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN GROUP GALLERIES ON FINEARTAMERICA.
THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, CONTACT ME HERE FOR INFORMATION. GICLEE PRINTS FROM GREETING CARD SIZE TO POSTER SIZE ARE AVAILABLE ON MY FINEARTAMERICA SITE, CLICK ONTO LINKS OR CONTACT ME HERE. PRINTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALES OUTSIDE THE USA, ON THIS SITE.

"HARVESTING POPPIES IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "500 Views Gallery", "10 Plus" Gallery, "500 and Beyond Fine Art" Gallery.
"MERCEDES BENZ W 196" Featured in the "Exclusivity Drawings and Paintings" Gallery.
"LATINA JAZZ DIVA" Featured in the "500 Plus" Gallery
"SAX SEX" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way" Gallery Featured in the "Contemporary Art" Gallery.
"CASTELLO DUCALE Di FAICCHIO" Featured in the "500 Plus" Gallery. Featured in the "10 Plus" Gallery. Featured in the "500 And Beyond Fine Art Gallery," featured in the "Contemporary Gallery."

"VINTAGE VW BUS" Featured in the "All Automotive Art" Gallery. Featured in the "500 & Beyond Fine Art Gallery."
"MERCEDES BENZ W196 FORMULA" Featured in the "All Automotive Motor Art" Gallery.
"TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET" Featured in the "500 And Beyond Fine Art Group" Gallery.
"HARMONY" Featured in the "Abstract Moods" Gallery.
"HAWAIIAN SIGN POSTS TO PARADISE" Featured in the "Painting the Old Way" Gallery. Featured in the "Whimsical Paintings" Gallery
"VINTAGE FIAT 5OO" Featured in the "All Automotive Art" Gallery. Featured in "500 And Beyond Fine Art" Gallery.

"YOGA" Featured in the "Figurative Abstraction" Gallery.
"REFLECTION" Featured in the "Abstract Moods" Gallery, "exclusively Drawings and Paintings Gallery"
"RED VESPA" Featured in the "All Automotive Art" Gallery.
"HANGIN` LOOSE" Featured in the "Hawaii" Gallery. Featured in the "500 And Beyond Fine Art" Gallery. Featured in the "Contemporary" Gallery.
"TUSCAN TABLE" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.

"FINDING PARADISE" Featured in the "500 And Beyond" Gallery, "Contemporary Art" Gallery
"VEDUTA DI VESUVIO" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery, Featured in the "Contemporary" Gallery.
"RIPOSE 1 IN RED" Featured in the "Artistic Nude Gallery. Featured in the "Figurative Abstraction" Gallery.
'LA ZIA" Featured in the "500 VIEWS" Gallery. Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery, the "Painting The Old Way Gallery"
"UNITY" Featured in the "Contemporary Gallery."

"SURF'S UP" Featured in the "Painting Cafe" Gallery, the "Painting the Old Way" Gallery, the "Contemporary Gallery," The "Whimsical Paintings" Gallery, "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery.
"ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI" Featured in the "Painting Cafe" Gallery. Featured in the "Painting the Old Way" Gallery
"PIANO MAN" Featured in the "10 PLUS" Gallery, Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery
"POLOLU VALLEY LOOKOUT" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery, "Painting The Old Way Gallery,"
"NEW ENGLAND WATERFALL" Featured in the "500 And Beyond Fine Art" Gallery

"LAKE COMO" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"MONTEROSSO ON RIVIERA DI LEVANTE" Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery, "Painting The Old Way" Gallery.
"HAWAIIAN SIGN POSTS TO PARADISE" Featured in the "Contemporary" Gallery.
"SICILIAN CIARAMELLA" Featured in the "500 And Beyond Fine Art Gallery."
"MORCONE" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.

"TROPICAL HARVEST" Featured in the "Contemporary Gallery.
"STRONGER TOGETHER" Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists" Gallery, "Contemporary" Gallery, "Orange-Yellow-Red" Gallery.
"JAZZ GUITAR MAN" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way" Gallery
"VENETIAN GONDOLIER" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery
"PIETRASANTA IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "500 And Beyond Fine Art Gallery," "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery, "Painting The Old Way" Gallery

"FLOWER POWER" - Featured in the "Contemporary Art Gallery." Featured in the "Painting Cafe" Gallery,
"FALL IN NEW ENGLAND" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery," "500 Views Gallery."
"PANSIES FOR ROSALINA" Featured in the "500And Beyond Fine Art Gallery."
"NEW ENGLAND RED BARN IN SUMMER" Featured in the "500 and Beyond Fine Art Gallery."
"PURPLE IRIS" Featured in the "Contemporary Art" Gallery, "10 Plus Gallery", "500 Views Gallery," "500 And Beyond Gallery," "10 Plus Gallery"
"NOLA 2" Featured in the "Painting Cafe" Gallery, "500 Views" Gallery
"ST. CLEMENT'S CASTLE" Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery

"SICILIAN TABLE" Featured in the "International Women Artists Gallery," "500 Views Gallery"
"TROPICAL VIEW" Featured in the "500 And Beyond Gallery"
"AMALFI COAST" Featured in the "Contemporary Gallery," "500 & Beyond Gallery," "500 Views Gallery"
"IL TRULLO ALBEROBELLO" Featured in the "Happy Houses Gallery."


FEATURED PAINTINGS 2016


THESE ARE PAINTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN GROUP GALLERIES ON FINEARTAMERICA.
THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, CONTACT ME HERE FOR INFORMATION. GICLEE PRINTS FROM GREETING CARD SIZE TO POSTER SIZE ARE AVAILABLE ON MY FINEARTAMERICA SITE, CLICK ONTO LINKS OR CONTACT ME HERE. PRINTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALES OUTSIDE THE USA, ON THIS SITE.

"UNITY" - Featured in the "Painting The Old Way" Gallery. Featured in the "Out of the Ordinary" Gallery.
"HANGIN' LOOSE" Featured in the "500 VIEWS" Gallery. Featured in the "Whimsical Paintings" Gallery. Featured in the " 10 Plus" Gallery.
"JAZZ GUITAR MAN" Featured in the "Painting Cafe " Gallery. Featured in the "EXCLUSIVELY DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS" Gallery.
"RIPOSE 4 IN BLUE" Featured in the "Figurative Nude Art" Gallery.
"TROPICAL TRINITY" Featured in the "Painting the Old Way" Gallery. Featured in the Premium FAA Artists" Gallery
"SAX SEX" Featured in the "Painting The Old Way" Gallery. Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists" Gallery.

"VINTAGE FIAT 500" Featured in the "Mediterranean Artists" Gallery. Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"VINTAGE VW BUS" Featured in the "Painting the Old Way" Gallery. Featured in the "500 VIEWS" Gallery. Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"TUSCAN TABLE" Featured in the "PAINTERS UNIVERSE" Gallery.
"FISHING IN NEW ENGLAND" Featured in the ""Painting Cafe" Gallery.
"TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"WAVE WATCH" Featured in the "Painting Cafe" Gallery.

"SELF PORTRAIT IN PROGRESS" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery. Featured in "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings Gallery."
"RED AND ORANGE FLOWERS" Featured in the "Painting Cafe" Gallery.
"SUNFLOWERS AT SUNSET" Featured in the "10 Plus" Gallery.
"HARVESTING POPPIES" Featured in the "T-100 Appreciating Quality Work" Gallery.
"ISLAND BEAT" Featured in the "International Women Artists" Gallery.
"FINDING PARADISE" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"NOLA" Featured in the "Painters Universe" Gallery.

"TO MARKET" Featured in "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery.
"HARVESTING POPPIES IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "Working Hands" Gallery.
"TROPICAL HARVEST" Featured in the Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery. Featured in the "For the Love of Color" Gallery. Featured in the "OUT OF THE ORDINARY" Gallery. Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists" Galler.
"AMALFI COAST" Featured in the "10 PLUS" Gallery.
"SICILIAN CIARAMELLA" Featured in the "500 Plus" Gallery. Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery. Featured in the "10 Plus" Gallery.

"HARMONY" Featured in the "10 Plus" Gallery. Featured in the "Painting Cafe" Gallery.
"MATERA" Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery.
"TROPICAL VIEW" Featured in the "Painting the Old Way" Gallery. Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery. Featured in the "Out Of The Ordinary" Gallery.
"FALL IN NEW ENGLAND" Featured in the "Painters Universe" Gallery.
"NEW ENGLAND RED BARN IN SUMMER" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"PIETRASANTA IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "500 VIEWS" Gallery.

"MONTEROSSA ON RIVIERA DI LEVANTE" - Featured in the "10 Plus" Gallery.
"TUSCAN GOLD 1" - Featured in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Gallery. Featured in the "Painting Cafe" Gallery.
"STRONGER TOGETHER" - Featured in the "Premium FAA Artists" Gallery.
"PANSIES FOR ROSALINA" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.

"LA ZIA" Featured in the "Painters Universe" Gallery.
"DANCE FEVER" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"VENETIAN GONDOLIER" Featured in the "International Women Artists" Gallery.


Bridge of Sighs and Dreams


I have recently published a novel: Bridge of Sighs and Dreams. In addition to the general public, I believe this novel would be of special interest to artists, as the protagonist is a political cartoonist and portrait artist who uses her skill to help survive World War 2 Nazi occupied Italy. The book is available in paperback and eBook at:
BookLocker. com, Amazon. com , barnesandnoble. com, iTunes. com and most other online bookstores. An excerpt is available at: http://booklocker.com/books/8228.html
Read more about it on my website: http://www.pamelaallegretto.com

Below is a short description:

Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, where the lives of two women collide in an arena of deception, greed, and sacrifice.
Following an allied attack, Angelina Rosini flees to Rome from her bombed-out village and a ruthless Nazi officer bent on revenge. In Rome, the spirited portrait artist channels her creativity into the art of survival for herself and her young daughter. Unwilling to merely endure, and armed with ingenuity, wit, and unyielding optimism, she enters the shadow world of the Resistance where she zigzags through a labyrinth of compassionate allies and cunning spies.

Meanwhile, Lidia Corsini quenches her lust for power and wealth by turning in Jews to the Nazi Police attaché with whom she has formed an alliance. Her spiral into immorality accelerates as swiftly as the Jewish population dwindles, and soon neither her husband nor her son is immune to her madness.

Once Angelina discovers the consequences of Lidia’s greed, she conspires to put an end to the treacheries; but in doing so, she becomes the target of Lidia’s most sinister plot.


Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a story of betrayal, dignity, and purpose that highlights the brutality toward Italian citizens, under both Mussolini’s Fascist regime and the Nazi occupation, and illustrates the tenacity of the human spirit.


Featured Paintings - March 2014


"New England Waterfall, "Red Vase," "Sea View ,1" "Ripose 1 In Red," "AMALIF COAST," "VENEZIA," featured in the "International Women Artists Gallery" on Fineartamerica.
"Monterosso On Riviera Di Levante," "VINTAGE VW BUS," "SELF PORTRAIT IN PROGRESS," "VAL D'ORCIA," featured on "Paintings One-Hundred Plus Views" Gallery.
"PANSIES FOR ROSALINA," "SUNFLOWERS AT SUNSET," featured in the "Orange- Yellow- Red" Gallery.
"JAZZ DRUMMER," feautred in the "500 Views" Gallery

Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size can be purchased at my fineartamerica site. Click onto "links" or contact me here.


FEATURED PAINTINGS - JULY / AUGUST/ SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2014


THESE ARE PAINTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN GROUP GALLERIES ON FINEARTAMERICA.
THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, CONTACT ME HERE FOR INFORMATION. GICLEE PRINTS FROM GREETING CARD SIZE TO POSTER SIZE ARE AVAILABLE ON MY FINEARTAMERICA SITE, CLICK ONTO LINKS OR CONTACT ME HERE. PRINTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALES OUTSIDE THE USA, ON THIS SITE.

"SELF PORTRAIT IN PROGRESS" - featured in the "Out of the Ordinary Gallery," "WOMEN Painters Gallery."
"AMALFI COAST" - Featured in the "Drawings and Paintings Gallery," "GET HAPPY" Gallery, "PREMIUM FAA ARTISTS" Gallery, "PAINTING" Gallery, "PAINTING CAFE" Gallery

"BIAGI IN TUSCANY" - Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"BURANO," Featured in the "Get the Paints Out" Gallery, "Love of Color" Gallery, "In Living Color" Gallery, "Painting Cafe" Gallery, "Painting Cafe" Gallery

"VAL D'ORCIA," Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery
"SICILIAN CIARAMELLA," Featured in the "Woman Painters Gallery," "PREMIUM FAA ARTISTS Gallery"
"FINDING PARADISE" Featured in the "Women Artists" Gallery, "Get Happy Gallery," "Get The Paints Out Gallery," "Premium FAA Artists Gallery," "INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS" gallery

"REFLECTION," Featured in the "In Living Color" Gallery.
"NEW ORLEANS JAZZ," Featured in the" Out of the Ordinary" Gallery, "Get Happy" Gallery, "PAINTING CAFE" Gallery, "PREMIUM FAA ARTISTS" Gallery

"NOLA 2," Featured in the "Images Of Europe" Gallery.
"TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET," Featured in the "Get the Paints Out" Gallery, "Acrylic Painting" Gallery,
"CITIZENS OF EARTH" Featured in the "Diversity and Social Justice" Gallery, "Women Painters Gallery," "Motivation-Inspiration-Meditation" Gallery, "Premium FAA Artists" Gallery, "Out of the Ordinary" Gallery, "Acrylic Paintings" Gallery

"TUSCAN TABLE" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery, "PAINTING CAFE" Gallery.
"RED VESPA" Featured in the "Vehicle Enthusiasts" Gallery
"FINDING PARADISE" Featured on the "Painting Cafe" Gallery
"VINTAGE VW BUS" Featured on the "Get Happy" Gallery, "Get the Paints Out" Gallery, "Premium FAA Artists Gallery, "VW Everything" Gallery, "The Paint Shop Gallery."

"CASTELLO DUCALE DI FAICCHIO Featured in the "Images of Europe" Gallery, "Get Out the Paints" Gallery, "Painting Cafe" Gallery, "Women Painters" Gallery, "PREMIUM FAA ARTISTS" Gallery

"VENEZIA" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery
"SICILIAN CIARAMELLA" Featured in the "Get The Paints Out" Gallery
"SLIDING DOWN RAINBOW" Featued in the "Angels" Gallery
"RIPOSE 1 RED" featured in the "100 Views" gallery
"HAWAIIAN PUA" Featured in "500 Views Gallery."
"DANCING ON MOONBEAMS" Featured in the "Get Happy" Gallery

"RED BARN IN SUMMER" Featured in the "Get the Paints out" Gallery, "Premium FAA Artists Gallery," "The Paint Shop Gallery."
"RIDE A SHOOTING STAR" Featured in the "Design For Kids Gallery."
"LAKE COMO" Featured in the "GET THE PAINTS OUT" Gallery.
"MATERA" Featured in the "IMAGES OF EUROPE" Gallery
"TUSCAN VIEW" Featured in the "PREMIUM FAA GALLERY" Gallery
"ISLAND BEAT" Featured in the "PAINTINGS 100 PLUS" Gallery

"HANGIN LOOSE" Featured in Gallery, "Painting Cafe" Gallery
"NEW ENGLAND WATERFALL" Featured in the "PREMIUM FAA GALLERY"
"PIETRASANTA IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "Painting Cafe Gallery," "International Women Artists Gallery," "Women Painters Gallery"

"TUSCAN GOLD 1" Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery
"DECONSTRUCTING DAVID" Featured in the "Out of the Ordinary" Gallery
"HARVESTING POPPIES IN TUSCANY" Featured in the "Get the Paints Out Gallery," "Mediterranean Artists Gallery," "Premium FAA Artists Gallery," "Women Painters Gallery,"

"PIANO MAN" Featured in the "Jazz Art Gallery."
"MONTEROSSO ON RIVIERA DI LEVANTE" Featured in the "Women Painters Gallery."
"RIPOSE 2" Featured in the "500 Plus Gallery."


FEATURED PAINTINGS - APRIL / MAY /JUNE 2014


THESE ARE PAINTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN GROUP GALLERIES ON FINEARTAMERICA.
THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE ON MY ART WEBSITE. GICLEE PRINTS FROM GREETING CARD SIZE TO POSTER SIZE ARE AVAILABLE ON MY FINEARTAMERICA SITE, CLICK ONTO LINKS OR CONTACT ME HERE. PRINTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALES OUTSIDE THE USA, ON THIS SITE.

"MONTEROSSO ON RIVIERA DI LEVANTE," "COOL JAZZ TRIO," "TUSCAN VIEW," "MAMAS AND PAPAS," "HOME FOR LUNCH IN ROME," "MATERA," Featured in the "500 Views" Gallery.
"MORCONE," "RED BUDDHA," "SUNFLOWERS AT SUNSET," "FISHING IN NEW ENGLAND," Featured in "Paintings 100 Views Plus Gallery."
"MONTEROSSO ON RIVIERA DI LEVANTE," 'VINTAGE VW BUS," "NEW ORLEANS JAZZ," Featured in "Orange- Yellow- Red" Gallery."
"ISLAND LOVE," Featured in the "Designs for Kids" Gallery on RED BUBBLE. Com.
"LATINA JAZZ DIVA," Featured in the "JAZZ ART" Gallery.
"THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS," "HARMONY," Featured in the "IN LIVING COLOR" Gallery.
"IL TRULLO ALBEROBELLO" Featured in the "Beige, Brown, Sepia" Gallery.
"SEA VIEW FROM CASTLE," Featured in the "International Women Artists" Gallery.
"LAKE COMO," Featured in the "Italy Gallery."
"AMALFI COAST," Featured in the "Images Of Europe," and the "Get The Paint Out" galleries
"DANCING ON MOONBEAMS" Featured in the "Angel Paintings" Gallery
"SELF PORTRAIT IN PROGRESS" Featured in the "Out Of The Ordinary" Gallery


FEATURED PAINTINGS - FEBRUARY 2014


"ISLAND BEAT" AND "VIA ROMA" both featured in "INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARITSTS" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
"SICILIAN CIARAMELLA" featured in "MUSIC INSPIRED" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
"VINTAGE VW BUS" feature in "Paintings One-Hundred Plus" gallery on Fineartamerica.


FEBRUARY - 2014 FEATURED PAINTINGS


"REFLECTION," "HARMONY," "SICILIAN TABLE," "BONGO MAN," "JAZZ DRUMMER," "TUSCAN VIEW," "VINTAGE VW BUS," "LIGHTHOUSE VIEW."featured in INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS.
"TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET" featured in WORKING HANDS GALLERY.
"PARIS BLUES," "BUDDHA IN BLACK AND WHITE," "HAWAIIAN PUA," Featured in "Paintings One Hundred Plus Views Gallery."
"COOL JAZZ TRIO," Featured in the "Musical Art Gallery."


FEATURED PAINTINGS - FEBRUARY 2014


"LAKE COMO" (featured) in the "PAINTINGS 100 PLUS VIEWS" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
"BUDDHA IN BLACK AND WHITE" (featured) in the 'INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
"TUSCAN GOLD 1" (featured) in the 'INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
"COOL JAZZ TRIO" (featured) in the " JAZZ ART GALLERY" on Fineartamerica.
"SLINDING DOWN RAINBOW" (featured) in the 'INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
"RED BARN IN SUMMER" (featured) in the 'INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
'HOME FOR LUNCH IN ROME" (featured) in the "PAINTINGS 100 PLUS VIEWS" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
"CITIZENS OF EARTH" and "MONTEROSSO ON RIVIERA DI LEVANTE" both (featured) in the 'INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
"JAZZ DRUMMER" (featured) in the "JAZZ ART" Gallery on Fineartamerica.


FEATURED PAINTINGS - January - 2014


These original paintings are available on this site and quality giclee prints are available on fineartamerica, click on "links" or contact me here for more information.
January - 2014 (Feature) - "JAZZ DRUMMER" featured in "Paintings One-Hundred Plus Views" Group on Fineartamerica.
January - 2014 (Feature) - "SICILIAN CIARAMELLA" featured in "Music Inspired Art" Group on fineartamerica.
January - 2014 (Feature) - "DANCE FEVER" featured in "Abstract and Surreal Art" Group on Fineartamerica.
January - 2014 (Feature) - "JAZZ GUITAR MAN" - featured in "Paintings One-Hundred Plus Views" Group on Fineartamerica.
January - 2014 (Feature) "SELF PORTRAIT IN PROGRESS" - Featured in ""Abstract and Surreal Art" Group on Fineartamerica.
January - 2014 (Feature) "MEXICAN SERENADE" - featured in "Paintings One-Hundred Plus Views" Group on Fineartamerica.
January - 2014 (Feature) "HOME FOR LUNCH IN ROME" - featured i "Bicycle Art" Gallery on Fineartamerica.
January - 2014 (Feature) "HARMONY" - featured in the "ABSTRACT AND SURREAL" gallery on Fineartamerica.


FEATURED PAINTING - MATERA


I am happy to have my painting: "MATERA" featured on Fineartamerica in the Paintings 100 Views Plus group.
The original is a watercolor 12"x16" painted on 140-pound Arches paper)
Matera is a village in Italy’s southernmost region, where time seems to have stood still. This artwork is also available in giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size. Contact the artist for information, or click on "links" at the top of the page for a direct link to the print site: Fineartamerica
Si puo` comprarne delle stampe di giclee. Scrivimi qui, oppure clicca su il "links" per il sito di fineartamerica
Acquerello originale 31x41cm dipinto sulla carta di 300g/m2 Senza cornice. Matera è un regione che sembra senza tempo.


FEATURED ART - REFLECTION


I am grateful to have my painting "REFLECTION" featured on "Paintings One-Hundred Views Plus" on Fineartamerica.
I have always liked the concept of trying to put myself in someone else's shoes in order to better understand the basis of their emotions and actions. In this painting I wanted to delineate two abstract profiles that demonstrate the idea that when we are fleshed out and outwardly adorned we are all unique. But under the costumes and grease paint, we are one.
The original 16"x20" acrylic on canvas painting is available for sale here in my "Abstract Gallery." Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available on my fineartamerica site. Click onto "link" or contact me here.


FEATURED ART - CITIZENS OF EARTH


I am grateful that my painting: "CITIZENS OF EARTH" Was featured in the "Paintings One-Hundred Views Plus" gallery on Fineartamerica.
In this painting I wanted to convey my desire for all races to hold dear their individual ethnic backgrounds while embracing every other race, creed, and orientation. We are all children of our great Mother Earth, and thus, we are ONE family.
The original acrylic on wrapped canvas is available for purchase on this site in my "Abstract Gallery."
Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available for purchase on my fineartamerica. com site. See “links at top of page for direct link or contact the artist here.


FEATURED PAINTING - NEW ENGLAND RED BARN IN SUMMER


I am grateful that my painting: "NEW ENGLAND RED BARN IN SUMMER" has been selected as a featured painting in the "Paintings One-Hundred Views Plus Gallery" on Fineartamerica. Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size can be purchased at my fineartamerica site. Click onto "links" or contact me here.
The original acrylic on wrapped canvas painting is available for purchase on this website, see the "New England Art" for specifics.


FEATURED PAINTING - "TUSCAN GOLD 1"


I am grateful that my painting: "TUSCAN GOLD 1" was chosen as a featured painting in the "Paintings 100 Views Plus" gallery on Fineartamerica. When I did this painting, I wanted it to be all about mode and not photo-realism. Quality Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available for purchase. Click onto "links" on this site for the fineartamerica link or contact me here for information.


Featured Art - Vintage Fiat 500


I am grateful that my painting: "Vintage Fiat 500" was selected as a featured painting in the "Paintings 100 Views Plus" gallery on Finaeartamerica. The original painting is available for sale on this website and quality giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available on Fineartamerica. Click onto my "links" on this site for a direct link or contact me here.


Featured Painting - New Orleans Jazz


I am grateful that my painting: "New Orleans Jazz" has been selected as a featured painting in the galleries: "Paintings One-Hundred Views Plus Gallery" and "Abstract and Surreal Art Gallery." on Fineartamerica. Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size can be purchased at my fineartamerica site. Click onto "links" or contact me here.
The original acrylic on wrapped canvas painting is available for purchase on this website, see the "Music Room Gallery" for specifics.


Farmhouse in Tuscany - Featured painting


I am grateful that my painting: "Tuscan Farmhouse at Sunset" has been selected as a featured painting in the "Paintings 100 Views Gallery" on Fineartamerica.
In "Tuscan Farmhouse At Sunset" I wanted to pay homage to the Italian farmers who for hundreds of centuries have tended their land with a deep love and respect from sunup to sundown.
Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available at fineartamerica. Click on my “links” or contact me here.

In questo quadro volevo rendere omaggio agli agricoltori e le agricoltrici che lavorano dall’alba fine tramonte, sempre con l’amore e rispetto per la terra. Si può comprarne delle stampe di giclee. Clicca sul “links” oppure scrivimi qui.


Vintage Red Fiat 500 - Featured Painting


I am grateful to the "International Women Painters" for featuring my painting: "Vintage Red Fiat 500" on their Fineartamerica group site. Quality giclee prints of this painting are available. Click on "links" to my Fineartamerica site or contact me here.


New England Red barn in Summer - Featured Painting


I am grateful to the "International Women Painters" for featuring my painting: "New England Red Barn in Summer" on their Fineartamerica group site. Quality giclee prints of this painting are available. Click on "links" to my Fineartamerica site or contact me here.


Nola 2


October 2013 - I am grateful to the "Mediterranean Gallery" on Fineartamerica for featuring "Nola 2." Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available. Click onto "links" for my fineartamerica site or contact me here for information.


FEATURED PAINTINGS - 2013


PANSIES FOR ROSALINA
I am gratedful to the "Mediterranean Gallery" on Fineartamerica for featuring "PANSIES FOR ROSALINA." My Mom is no longer with me on this earth, but she is always in my heart. These flowers are for her. I wanted to paint bright bold colors, happy, joyful colors, not pastel, sappy colors. No leaves, no frills, no sad pansy faces. Mia Mama non sta ancora con me sulla terra, pero`, sta sempre nel mio mente. Ho voluto dipingere le viole del pensiero perche sono fiori di gioia.


ARTIST OF THE MONTH


My painting: "VENEZIA" was chosen to represent me for "Artist Of The Month" in the PAINTERS UNIVERSE GALLERY. The original painting has been sold, but quality giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size can be purchased at my gallery on fineartamerica. com. Click onto "links" for direct link or contact me for information.


FEATURED PAINTINGS 2012


January 2012 - SUNFLOWERS AT SUNSET was featured in the "Acrylic Painting Gallery" on RedBubble.

January 2012 - SUNFLOWERS AT SUNSET was featured in the "Painters Universe Permanent Featured Art Gallery" on RedBubble.

March 2012 - SICILIAN TABLE was featured in the "Artists Catalog" on Fineartamerica.
March 2012 - HOME FOR LUNCH IN ROME was featured in the "Artists Catalog" on Fineartamerica.

August 2012 - NOLA, MATERA, & HOME FOR LUNCH IN ROME were all featured in the "Mediterranean Gallery" on Fineartamerica.

October 2012 - VEDUTA DI VESUVIO was featured in the "Painters Universe Permanent Featured Art Gallery" on RedBubble.


FEATURED PAINTINGS 2011


January 2011: "COLORADO MOUNTAIN VIEW" was featured in the Trompe L'oeil gallery on Red Bubble.

February 2011: "NEW ENGLAND RED BARN" was featured in the "Painting the Country" gallery on Red Bubble.
February 2011 - "YELLOW DAISIES" was featured in "Painter's Universe."
February 2011 - "KONA SEA VIEW 1" was featured in the "Trompe L'oeil Gallery" on Red Bubble.
March 2011: "LATINA JAZZ DIVA" was featured in "Great Showcase Paintings."
April 2011: "ISLAND BEAT" was featured in "Fantastic Primitive Art," "Islands Of The World," and "Painter's Universe."
April 2011: "MEXICAN SERANADE" & "BONGO MAN" were both featured in "Great Showcase Paintings."
May 2011: "TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE VIEW" featured in the "Trompe L'oeil Gallery on RB.
August 2011: "MONTEROSSO IN RIVIERA DI LEVANTE" featured in "Fantastic Mixed Art Gallery" on Red Bubble.
August 2011: "SEAVIEW FROM CASTLE" & "COLORADO MOUNTAIN VIEW" were both featured on "Painter's Universe."
September 2011: "COOL JAZZ TRIO" was featured in the "Music Of The Spirit Gallery" on Red Bubble.
September 2011: "THE MAMAS AND PAPAS" was featured in the "Painters Universe Gallery" on Fineartamerica.
October 2011: "THE MAMAS AND PAPAS" was featured in the "Painters Universe Gallery" on Red Bubble.
October 2011: : "COOL JAZZ TRIO" was included in the "Music Of The Spirit 'Permanent' Gallery."
December 2011: "MATERA" and "HOME FOR LUNCH IN ROME" were both featured in the "Mediterranean Gallery" on Fineartamerica.


BEST IN SHOW


My Painting "TUSCAN TABLE" was selected Best In Show in Painter's Universe
on Red Bubble. com This painting, along with many of my other originals, is available in
giclee prints on Fineartamerica. com and Rebubble. com. Click on "links" at the top of this page
for direct link.


BLUE ODYSSEY


my good friend from the UK, Kev Moore, recently completed a two-month journey through the southern states of the US. His goal: seek out and be inspired by the music heartland of America and then return to his home in Spain and compose a killer music CD.
Kev’s CD: Blue Odyssey, is a masterful blend of jazz, blues, rock, soul, and even gospel. Kev not only captured the heart of the music heartland, he seized its soul.
I recommend checking out Kev at mooremusic. biz (click on "links" at the top of my home page for a direct link to his site) to learn more about his journey and to find out how to purchase this amazing CD.


FEATURED PAINTINGS 2010


September/October 2010: My trompe l'oeil window scene: "MEDITATION" was chosen for the avatar on the "Windows To The Soul" exhibit on the RB PAINTER'S UNIVERSE GROUP. Giclee prints of this painting are available at my gallery on Fineartamerica. com. Featured paintings on Fineartamerica and Redbubble: "BUILDING A CLOUD MAN," "HOME FOR LUNCH IN ROME," "SEA VIEW FROM CASTLE," "LET'S DANCE," "SEA VIEW 1", "HAWAIIAN PUA 1", "TO MARKET."
August, 2010: "VEDUTA DI FAICCHIO" was featured in "WINE THE UNIVERSAL ELIXIR" and "TUSCAN TABLE" was the featured painting on FineArtAmerica. "VAL D'ORCIA" and "ISLAND LOVE" were featured in the Fantastic Primitive Art Group.


President East Hampton Art Association


It’s an honor and a privilege to have been elected President of the East Hampton Art Association. I joined the Association three years ago when we first moved to CT from Hawaii. I barely had my meager bags unpacked before I was chomping at the bit to seek out fellow artists. What a lucky and happy surprise to have discovered such a lively, friendly, and educational organization practically in my back yard.


PAINTING IN ITALY Blog


I want to thank all the artists and art lovers who during the past year have visited my PAINTING IN ITALY blog: PamelaAllegretto.blogspot. com. Your dedication and possitve comments have encouraged me to continue writing about unique locations in Italy. Many artists dream about painting in Italy. Now, as retiring baby-boomers are increasingly taking up “brush and pallet knife,” more than ever, painting in Italy is the “thing.” Every day, a new “Artist’s” tour of Italy crops up in travel sections of the newspaper and on the Internet. But there still remains a majority of artists who prefer to “go it alone.” They are independent in their artistic styles, and prefer to be independent regarding their travels in Italy . This blog intends to target these free spirited artists who still need guidance to the best places to paint, especially those idyllic gems that are little known and less traveled. Certainly, independent travelers who are not artists will also benefit from this blog.
With a few exceptions, this blog is not a guide to restaurants, lodging, rental cars, or shopping, (except for art supplies.)
Sprinkled among the posts are: my paintings, and a few Italian proverbs and poems written by notable Italian authors for whom I work as a translator.
Check it out at: PamelaAllegretto.blogspot. com

Si puo` trovare i miei traduzioni delle poesie Italiane sul mio blog: Pamela Allegretto.blogspot. com


Book Cover Art & Duel Language Book


Latest News: Book cover and translations for L’Alba di Domani, a dual language poetry book and CD written in collaboration with Luciano Somma, two-time winner of Italy’s Silver Medal of the President of the Republic. This can be viewed at: l’alba_di_domani_eng.HTM
A commissioned painting of Sant’Angelo Island, Isola d’Ischia, Italia. This watercolor can be viewed at:
illustratori1pamelaallegrettofranz. com. The anthology: Ischia, un Isola di Poesia, can be purchased at: http: //content/1864772
Translations for Echi Di Poesia, a duel language poetry book written by Marco Pellacani: il
January 2008 – Exhibit at East Hampton, CT Public Library.
September 2008 - Exhibit at Citizen's Bank, East Hampton, CT.
November 2008 - Exhibit at East Hampton, CT Public Library.
L’Ultima Novità: La copertina e le traduzioni del libro e del CD di poesie: "L’Alba Di Domani", scritto dal poeta molto noto, Luciano Somma, che per due volte ha conseguito la medaglia d’argento del presidente della Republica. Si può vederlo sul sito: l’alba_di_domani_eng.HTM
Un quadro ad aquarello dell’Isola d’Ischia. Lo si può vedere sul sito: /illustratori1pamelaallegrettofranz. com. Si puo comprare l'Antologia: "Ischia, un Isola di Poesia", al sito: http: //content/1864772
Le traduzioni per il libro in doppia lingua, "Echi Di Poesie", scritto dal poeta Marco Pellacani: ilpoetavagabondo
Gennaio 2008: Mostra d’arte – La Biblioteca Pubblica di East Hampton, CT, USA.
Settembre 2008: Mostra d'arte - La Banca di Citizen's, East Hampton, CT, USA.
Novembre 2008: Mostra d'arte - La Biblioteca Pubblica di East Hampton, CT, USA.


Fall 2009 Still Life Workshop


VENETIAN TABLE:
“Venetian Table” is the title I selected for the painting I recently completed in Elizabeth Sennett’s fall Workshop. I chose this title for 2 reasons : The bowl filled with onions made me think of Venice’s celebrated “fegato con cipolle” / “liver with onions.” And the difficulty I had painting the onions made me cry enough tears to fill the Grand Canal.
Had it not been for Elizabeth’s expert guidance, laudable patience, and infectious joy of painting, I would have flown to Venice and dumped the canvas into the drink. You can view details of the painting in my Trompe L’oeil Gallery.
Sono appena finita una classe di trompe l’oeil con la maestra Elizabeth Sennett. La sua L’abilità esperta a “vedere” fa l’inspirazione. La sua guida è un bene inestimabile; è sempre consapevole dello stile d’ognuno artista. Sono in anticipo delle sue classe in gennaio. Nel frattempo, ho l’intenzione utilizzare la ricchezza della sua conoscenza che con gentilezza mi ha insegnato.
Il titolo del quadro è “Tavolo Veneziano” / “Venetian Table.” Ho scritto il titolo così perchè m’ha fatto pensare del famoso “fegato con cipolle di Venezia.” Anche perchè è stato così difficile
dipingere le cipolle che ho pianto abbastanza lacrime a fare il pieno il Canal Grande.
Senza la guida di Elizabeth, avrei andato a Venezia e gettato il quadro nel Canal Grande. Si può vedere i particolari del quadro nella galleria di Trompe L’oeil Gallery.


Plein Air Workshop


We spent the final two weeks of our plein air workshop, taught by Elizabeth Sennett, at Gay Park, near Hebron, CT. The sun was in and out, continuously changing the reflections on the lake. But the site is truly beautiful with or without the sun. As painting nature continues to be my nemesis, I focused on the bridge. I took artistic license with the trees, replanting the forest with pine trees, and I painted in a few boys with fishing poles to add some color to an otherwise muted scene.


Plein Air Workshop


St. Clement’s Castle: (11”x14” Original Acrylic on canvas board unframed.) In May, under the expert tutelage of Artist Elizabeth Sennett, our plein air class spent two sessions at St. Clements Castle in Portland, CT. The name “Saint Clement” was chosen for the date of the manor home’s completion, November 23, the Feast of St. Clement. An early bishop of Rome, Clement became the patron saint of mariners and ironworkers, especially blacksmiths, because he was martyred by being tied to an iron anchor and drowned at sea. In his honor, elaborate ironworks decorate the castle gardens. I was especially enticed by this stone gazebo with the iron chair and well. Originale acrilico su tela di 28x36cm (senza cornice.)


Still Life Workshop


Roman Table: 11”x14” Original Acrylic on canvas board. (Frame not included.) I painted this still life in my winter art workshop conducted by Elizabeth Sennett. Once again, her expert advice saved me from pulling the cloth out from under the pears and pitching the lot into the trash heap. In my opinion, anyone who says that the more you paint, the easier it gets, is living on another planet.
Originale acrilico su tela di 28x36cm (senza cornice.) Mi piacciono tanto i colori in questo quadro che ho dipinto nella classe di “Still Life” con la maestra Elizabeth Sennet. Senza la sua direzione, avrei gettato il quadro nel bidone della spazzatura. Secondo me, chiunque che dice che con ogni quadro che dipinge diventerà più facile, abita su un altro pianeta.


Still Life Workshop


Tuscan Table: 11”x14” Original acrylic on canvas (Frame not included). I loved the rich colors in this still life that I painted at my autumn workshop conducted by Elizabeth Sennett. Without her expert guidance, my eggplant would have looked like a mutant cucumber and my onion would have taken on the appearance of a cherry on steroids.
Originale acrilico su tela di 28x36cm senza cornice. Mi piacciono tanto i colori in questo quadro che ho dipinto nella classe di “Still Life” con la maestra Elizabeth Sennet. Senza la sua direzione la mia melanzana semberebbe come un cetriolo mutante e la cipolla semberebbe come un cigliegia sui steroidi.


Plein Air Workshop


What a fabulous way to kick off the summer: a plein air class taught by Elizabeth Sennett. Plein air is a French term that means a school of painting representing effects of outdoor life - air and light, not observable in the studio. Elizabeth’s masterful ability to “see” is inspirational. Her guidance is priceless, and she is ever mindful of each artist’s style. I intend to utilize the wealth of knowledge she so graciously shared with us.
Che bel maniera di cominciare l’estate: una classe in plein air con la maestra Elizabeth Sennett. La sua esperta abilità a “vedere” fa l’inspirazione. La sua guida è un bene inestimabile; è sempre consapevole dello stile d’ogni artista. Ho l’intenzione utilizzare la ricchezza della sua conoscenza che con gentilezza mi ha insegnato.


Landscape Workshop


I’ve always shied away from landscapes. But after completing this painting, under the guidance of artist Elizabeth Sennett, I expelled my fear of painting nature and am eager to paint more.
The definition of Landscape is: “view of natural scenery.” Does this then exclude any man-made structures, i.e. bridges, barns, buildings, houses, etc? Where does one draw the line? Many landscapes include a fence. If a fence is allowed, why not permit a barn? What about people? What percentage of a painting can a structure or people occupy before the painting is no longer considered a landscape? These are questions I honestly have never pondered until I decided to take this landscape workshop. To landscape purists who believe anything non-organic has no place in a landscape, yes, there is a wooden post in the painting. Is it still a landscape?
Ho sempre rifuggito dalle paesaggistiche. Ma con questo quadro che ho dipinto con la direzione dell'artista Elizabeth Sennett, ho buttato via la paura della paesaggistica.
La definizione di una paesaggistica è: “La veduta del paesaggio naturale.” Esclude dunque le costruzioni artificiale, per esampio: i ponti, le stalle, gli edifici, le case, ecc.? Dove si finisce? Tante paesaggistiche includono uno steccato. Se si permette uno steccato, come mai non si permette una stalla? E la gente? In quale percentuale d’un quadro si può inserire persone o edifici afinchè esso sia ancora considerato "paesaggistica"? Queste sono le domande che non avevo mai pensato finche` ho deciso di attendere le lezioni di paesaggistica. Per le paesaggistiche pure che credono non ci sia posto per qualcosa che non è organico, se nel quadro si pone un pezzo di legno dipinto a sinistra, è ancora una paesaggistica?


Featured Painting


"CITIZEN'S OF EARTH" Featured painting on Fineartamerica website home page and Fineartamerica Facebook home page. 16”x20” acrylic on canvas - In this painting I wanted to convey my desire for all races to hold dear their individual ethnic backgrounds while embracing every other race, creed, and orientation. We are all children of our great Mother Earth, and thus, we are ONE family.
This painting was also "Featured" on the May 2014 ARTMAJEUR Home Page and also the home page of the May edition of the ARTMAJEUR Newletter.
Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available for purchase on my fineartamerica. com site. See “links at top of page for direct link or contact the artist here.


2012 ARTMAJEUR SILVER CHALICE AWARD


I'm happy to win the ArtMajeur International Silver Award for the fifth year. / Ho vinto il ArtMajeur Internazionale Premio D'Argento 2012.


ArtMajeur International Silver Award 2011


I'm happy to win the ArtMajeur International Silver Award for the fourth year. / Ho vinto il ArtMajeur Internazionale Premio D'Argento 2011.


Artmajeur International Silver Award 2010


I'm happy to win the ArtMajeur International Silver Award for the third year. / Ho vinto il ArtMajeur Internazionale Premio D'Argento 2010.


Artmajeur International Silver Award 2009


I'm happy to win the Artmajeur International Silver Award for the second year. / Artmajeur Internazionale Premio D'Argento 2009.


Awards


ArtMajeur International Silver Award 2008 / ArtMajeur Internazionale Premio d'Argento 2008


Cover Art / Hartford Currant


Each week the Hartford Currant honors a local artist by featuring that artist and his/her art on the cover of their weekly supplement: I-Town. For the week of June 27 thru July 5, I am happy to have been selected for that publication.
Il Giornale Hartford Currant ha publicato sulla prima pagina mio quadro e mia biografia.


East Haddam Art Expo


I will be exhibiting my original paintings at the East Haddam Art League Art expo which will run from Friday, September 28, 2012 to Friday October 26, 2012 at the Rathbun Library in East Haddam, Connecticut. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 5-8 in the evening.
I havn't decided which paintings to include, but you can be sure they won't be anything traditional.


East Hampton Annual Fine Art Exposition


Saturday, June 2, 2012 the East Hampton Art Association will hold its 35th annual juried fine art exposition. This will be my 4th year to participate in this expo. Amid the somber landscapes, seascapes, and floral still lifes, I will once again shake things up with my eclectic mix of musicians and nudes and bold primary colors. This exhibit is well-attended and has always been a fun and profitable venue.
The painting at the right is titled: Citizens of Earth . It's my take on the idea that we are all united as one "earth" family, regardless of color or creed. Happily, this painting has generated much discussion and several sales in giclee prints, which are available through fineartamerica. com. Please contact me for details.


East Hampton Annual Fine Arts Exposition


Saturday, June 4, 2011 the East Hampton Art Association will hold its 34th annual juried fine art exposition. This will be my 3rd year to participate in this expo. Amid the somber landscapes, seascapes, and floral still lifes, I will once again shake things up with my musicians and nudes and bold primary colors. This exhibit is well-attended and has always been a fun and profitable venue.
The painting at the right is title: Self Portrait In Progress. It's my take on a self-portrait being just that, a portrait painting itself. Happily, this painting has generated much discussion and several sales in giclee prints, which are available through fineartamerica. com. Please contact me for details.


VALENTINE'S DAY ARTIST'S EXHIBIT


The art gallery, "El Retiro" in Turre, Spain, is hosting an artist's exhibit on Friday, February 11, 2011. The theme for the exhibit is Valentine's Day and all the art will have with Love as it's theme. It's a great honor to be included in this exhibit, and I give great thanks to my dear friend Miki Fonvielle for making this happen for me. I also thank Curtis Helm, the proprietor of "El Retiro" for including me in this exhibition. My painting is "Island Love." Giclee prints and greeting cards of this painting are available on fineartamerica. com See my "links" above for a direct link to the site.


Expositions & Private Collections


Pamela’s work has been purchased for private collections in: Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Germany, Austria, Spain, China, Switzerland, Russia, and throughout the Continental US and Canada.

Expositions: Kona Art Center, Kailua-Kona, HI, CT River Artisans, Chester, CT, Citizen’s Bank, East Hampton, CT,
East Hampton Public Library, East Hampton Annual Juried Art Expo, Summer 2009 Expo – Island of Ischia, Italy, Solo expo – Chatham Dental, East Hampton, CT, Marlborough, CT Town hall. East Haddam Public Library.
Quality giclee prints of all original paintings can be purchased on Fineartamerica. Click on "links" or contact me here.


Le Collezioni Personale: Si può trovare l’arta di Pamela nelle Collezioni privati di: Hawaii, Italia, Giappone, Germania, Austria, Cina, Svizzera, Russia, Canada, e dapertutto Gli Stati Uniti.

Le Mostre: Kona Art Center, Kona, Hawaii, CT River Artisans, Chester, Connecticut, La Banca di Citizen’s, East Hampton, CT, La Biblioteca di East Hampton, La Mostra annuale di East Hampton, L’Estate 2009 Mostra della Isola d’Ischia. Chatham Dental, Marlborough, CT Town Hall.