Thursday, October 23, 2014

Exhibit: Lyme Art Association at Farmington Library Gallery

The Lyme Art Assocation has invited my husband and I to exhibit in a three-person exhibit, which includes eleven oil paintings of ours and works from the estate of esteemed maritime artist, Yves Parent.  The Association, which is celebrating it's 100th birthday this year, is starting to branch out and host exhibits in other parts of CT.  It is an honor to be invited into this intimate group show.  If anyone is in the area, stop by and let us know what you think.  For more information, click here.

Farmington Main Library
6 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Opening Reception: Setauket Neighborhood House Exhibit

My husband, Iacopo Pasquinelli, and I have some paintings in a group exhibit opening this weekend.  We're looking forward to an eventful Opening Reception this Sunday, the 25th.  If you're on Long Island this weekend, join us for good food, good conversation and great art.  We hope to see you there.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Williams Prize Winner: "Niobe" Charcoal on Paper

"Niobe" - Charcoal on White Paper
"Niobe" Work in Progress

This drawing will be on view at my Open House.  It depicts, Niobe, a tragic figure in Greek Mythology who lost all her children to the Gods.  I drew this close-up to hone in on the features of her face.  These realistic charcoal drawings take me a long time since I have to layer the charcoal and very delicately render the mid-tones, but its a great excercise in control and in values.  I was able to complete this drawing in time to enter it into the Williams Prize for Drawing for Emerging Artists Competition and it is one of the exhibition winners.  The Williams Prize is a prestigious competition that celebrates drawing as a critical element in contemporary art making.  To see the other prize winners and for more information, click here.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Save the Date: Open Studio

Melissa Imossi, "ImpatientsII"                                                                              Iacopo Pasquinelli, "The Beach is the Place to Be"

We are having our annual Open Studio event in conjunction with the Shoreline Arts Trail - 45 artists in three towns along the CT Shoreline will Open their Studios to the public. It's a great opportunity to see our new artwork.  This year we'll have small paintings that will make great holiday gifts. We'll even have a craft table for the young ones.

Anyone interested in visiting the other artists on the Shoreline Arts Trail can pick up a map at our studio.   For more information on the Trail, click here

When:    Saturday and Sunday

               November 22nd - 23rd, 2014
Time:     10-4pm
Where:  Melissa Imossi and Iacopo Pasquinelli Art Studio
               552 Durham Road, 
Madison , CT

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Auction: Impatients II

"Impatients II", Oil on Linen, 6 1/2" x 6"

I wanted to create a little bit of atmosphere in this painting.  I created a dark and airy background.  Many edges are soft and disappear into the background.  If you would like to bid on this painting, click here.