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About pamelaallegretto

Artist/Writer

“TIME MACHINE OF A BOOK”

“Ms. Allegretto is first and foremost a graphic artist and illustrator, but this literary foray of hers makes one wonder, if she hadn’t taken up the brush, what she might have accomplished with the pen. In Bridge of Sighs and … Continue reading

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PRIDE BOUQUET   

PRIDE BOUQUET celebrates all my friends and family in the LBGTQ community. I wanted my flowers to have a party on my canvas where everyone’s invited. Cheers to you all for being who you are. I love every one of … Continue reading

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“INTRIGUE AND UNEXPECTED PLOT TWISTS”

“Pamela Allegretto has done it again! Here is a caper full of intrigue and unexpected plot twists that has a new surprise on every page. This hard-to-put-down adventure set in Venice is told with imagination and creativity through colorful, complex … Continue reading

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“REFLECTION”

I decided to re-post my painting “REFLECTION.” I hope you all take a minute to read the blurb explaining the story behind the painting. Cheers! “I have always liked the concept of trying to put myself in someone else’s shoes, … Continue reading

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“THIS BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

  “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book … Continue reading

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SICILIAN TABLE

Since travel to Italy is not an option right now, I dug up this painting to keep the dream alive. This trompe l’oeil still life of a Chianti bottle with olive oil decanter, provolone cheese ball, and plum tomatoes on … Continue reading

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“A Romp Through Venice Worth Taking!”

My most heartfelt gratitude to acclaimed author Eva Pasco for writing and sharing her review. “A romp through Venice worth taking! When you do, I suggest wearing sensible shoes. Not like Carla Romano, the protagonist in this Cozy Mystery, who … Continue reading

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CINCO DE MAYO

Pedro has been serenading outside Rita’s window for hours. She’s playing coy, but in reality, she loves the attention. Their hopes and dreams are as genuine and meaningful as yours and mine. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of my … Continue reading

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THE VENICE INSIDER

Mille grazie, a thousand thanks to the VENICE INSIDER for including ASHES TO ASHES, DIAMONDS TO DUST in this prestigious list of books that showcase Venice. I am honored to have my work alongside such gifted authors. Click on this … Continue reading

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LEI DAY – MAY DAY

Yes, I know, I’m a day late with my greetings. I’m running on Hawaiian time. Whenever possible, I like to step away from the serious. In this painting, I did that. Who says turtles have to be green or dolphins must … Continue reading

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“DYNAMIC ACHIEVEMENT”

“This book absorbed me fully from the first chapter, and the suspense grew steadily throughout. If you want a riveting glimpse of the confusion, chaos, horror, and poignant humanity of war (in this case, World War II Italy), this book … Continue reading

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FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE

Today is one of Italy’s most celebrated holidays: Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day Celebration). It marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945. For a deeper insight into life … Continue reading

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EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY In celebration of EARTH DAY, I thought I would post my painting of the Pololu Valley Lookout, on the North West corner of the Big Island of Hawaii. Cheers to Mother Earth for bestowing us with this awesome … Continue reading

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“CRAZY FUN CAPER IN VENICE”

Ευχαριστώ πολύ to Pamela Jane Rogers, noted author and artist, for writing this fabulous review. I am honored. “What a fun and galloping merry-go-round this book takes us for a ride on! Characters both real and lovable – scary times … Continue reading

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EASTER BUNNY VISIT

The Easter Bunny came early. No chocolate eggs but something much better, this lovely review from Mary Kay McCabe. She started reading the paperback, misplaced it, and finished the read on her Kindle. Such an enthusiastic reader is truly an … Continue reading

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