Reconstructing the City
pen & ink   8" x 11"
Calvario in Abruzzo
color and pen & ink   8" x 11"
Preliminary drawing for pastel
sanguine pencil sketch  11" x 17"
Florence by the Arno
pen & ink   8" x 11"
Fagnano : Castle, house,
and church
pastel   19" x 24"
Private collection
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I t a l y
Through Claudio Pastor, director of the DANTE ALIGHIERI Society in
Miami, Florida, I have had the privilege to visit the region of  Abruzzo, Italy,
and to become friends with his family there. One of Claudio's cousins,
Architect Vincenzo Daniele, kindly commissioned me to paint the two color
works below, closely associated with his family history.
Toroazul Painting and Fine Arts
The piazza of San Marciano
pastel   19" x 24"
Private collection
L'Aquila after the quake: The open book
pen & ink  17" x 11"
On April 6, 2009, a 6.9 scale earthquake devastated the region of Abruzzo,
especially its capital city of L'Aquila, destroying or seriously damaging
many beloved monuments. Below are some pen&ink drawings inspired in me
by this sad event.
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