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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE – BUON COMPLEANNO VENEZIA

Today Venice celebrates its 1600th birthday. “Truly such is the stupendous glory of it, that at my first entrance it did amaze or rather ravish my senses.” Thomas Coryat As soon as this pandemic is behind us, I hope to … Continue reading

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“WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”

Certainly, one month isn’t nearly enough time to celebrate all of the amazing women who, throughout the centuries, have made significant contributions to the betterment of society around the world. However, it’s a start. 1000 thanks to FINEARTAMERICA for voting … Continue reading

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PRIMO GENNAIO JANUARY 1st

Until I stumbled into this odd little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread and tried to understand some of the poetry … Continue reading

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WORLD FOOD DAY

WORLD FOOD DAY Hunger won’t wait for the pandemic to end. There is no justification for children to go hungry in this country. But it’s happening every day, in every community. The USDA states that more than 11 million children … Continue reading

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IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE / SEPTEMBER FIRST (Encore)

On this first day of September, I felt it appropriate to share the poem SEPTEMBER FIRST written by Luciano Somma. As in all of Luciano’s poetry, we feel the sentimental spirit of one of Italy’s foremost poets. I am always … Continue reading

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MATERA

None of us the US are allowed inside the EU right now, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming of better days to come. For those adventurous artists who have squeezed the last drop from your yellow ochre and burnt … Continue reading

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FESTA DEL REDENTORE – Venezia

  The Festa del Redentore, one of the most important traditional events in Venice, commemorates the end of the plague of the 16th century. The annual celebration takes place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July. Between 1575 and … 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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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

TO MARKET On this International Women’s Day, I want to thank “International Women Artists” for featuring this painting in your Fineartamerica gallery. I am honored to have my work alongside such gifted artists. For me, big, bold colors reflect the … Continue reading

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NEW ENGLAND COVERED BRIDGE

NEW ENGLAND COVERED BRIDGE When we first moved to Connecticut, I became fascinated by the multitude of charming covered bridges scattered across the state. I understand the covered bridge craze abounds throughout all of New England. A few years ago, I … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE – BUON COMPLEANNO VENEZIA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE – BUON COMPLEANNO VENEZIA Tomorrow, 25 April, Venice will celebrate its 1598th birthday. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/venezia-pamela-allegretto.html For an interesting article, I encourage you to read; A Short Introduction to the Complicated History of Venice at: https://www.theveniceinsider.com/introduction-history-venice/#comment-55476 In this acrylic … Continue reading

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“HAWAIIAN ISLAND LOVE”

HAWAIIAN ISLAND LOVE Often times, I like to step away from the serious. In HAWAIIAN ISLAND LOVE I did that. Who says turtles have to be green or dolphins have to be grey? Not me. And where is it written that once we … Continue reading

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“TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET”

 In “TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET” I wanted to pay homage to the Italian farmers who for hundreds of centuries, from sunup to sundown, have tended their land with a deep love and respect. The original 8�x10� acrylic on canvas painting … Continue reading

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TO MARKET

TO MARKET Thank you to International Women Artists for featuring this painting in your Fineartamerica gallery. I am honored to have my work alongside such gifted artists. For me, big bold colors reflect the joys of a tropical island. Taking … Continue reading

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IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE/SEPTEMBER FIRST

by Luciano Somma  On this first day of September, I felt it appropriate to share the poem SEPTEMBER FIRST written by Luciano Somma. As in all of Luciano’s poetry, we feel the sentimental spirit of one of Italy’s foremost poets. … Continue reading

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