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Ron Di Scenza | Italy

Ron Di Scenza was born in Ohio in 1954. His parents were Italian immigrants. DiScenza was awarded a scholarship and earned his bachelor's degree in fine Art, at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He went on to become a freelance editorial artist, producing work for well known publishers, record labels and for Time Magazine. During a holiday in Italy in 1995 in the hometown of his parents, he was so drawn to the beautiful landscape and to the Italian people that he was inspired to stay on and paint. Whilst in Italy he met his wife Maria. They live in the mountainous and picturesque province of Molise, Italy. "I have always had a fascination with sunlight, the way it illuminates and transforms objects into a multitude of colours and textures. This is especially so in Italy," says DiScenza, "and it is probably characteristic in all of my work, whether it is figurative or landscapes. I have affection for all types of painting, from the tight technical to the grand gestures of Impressionists such as Sargent. My most recent work is inspired by the beauty of women and their mystery. I love to bring my viewers a source of pleasure through a combination of realistic drawing and Impressionistic painting. It allows me to pass on not only what I see, but also what I imagine."