Painting has always been my first love, and although I'm self taught, I grew up in a home that embraced the arts. My brother was in theater, by other brother is an architect and my father would make us go to the opera in Italy as a child. I grew up to enjoy the likes of Luciano Pavorotti and others thanks to my dad. I would travel to the museums and spend hours studying the masters and in America I was inspired by Norman Rockwell and Eric Sloane. I painted all of that emotion, aspiration and love for my family in Celebration of Life. I hope that it inspires you too.