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 full-time to painting and writing. Now, a resident of Connecticut, Pamela divides her time between painting, writing, and Italian poetry translations.
Pamela’s published writings include dual-language poetry books and translations in Italian literary journals. Her World War 2 novel: BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS is available in paperback and ebook at: http://amzn.com/B015JRFQE8. A diamond caper in Venice: ASHES TO ASHES, DIAMONDS TO DUST is available in paperback and ebook at: https://www.amazon.com/Ashes-Diamonds-Dust-Pamela-Allegretto/dp/1647181828 Both novels are also available at Amazon worldwide, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and most other online book sellers.
Pamela paints primarily in acrylic and watercolor. Her published art work includes book and CD covers, illustrations, and cartoons. Comprised in her collaborative art 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. Her original paintings can be viewed and purchased at http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com Quality giclee prints are available at: www.pamela-allegretto.fineartamerica.com
Pamela Allegretto Franz è una Italo-Americana che abita nello stato di Connecticut negli Stati Uniti. Il suo amore per l’Italia è tanto grande che la maggior parte dei suoi disegni sono ispirati a stupendi panorami di località Italiane.
Oltre ad aver illustrato libri, copertine di libri e di CD, fumetti e testate di stampa divulgativa e culturale, ha creato quadri e sculture di metallo in mostra nelle gallerie locali e nei musei di varie nazioni.
Pamela Allegretto Franz è membro di prestigiose società di artisti quali la Kona Art Center sull’ Isola Hawaii, la Connecticut River Artisans, e la East Hampton Art Association.
Oltre alla sua eccellente e variegata produzione artistica, Pamela è disponibile ad offrire la sua formazione intellettuale bilingue per tradurre testi di valore poetico e culturale.