Cuban - Italian - American
Born in Miami Florida, U.S.A.
Bachelor of Fine Art, Florida International University, 1976
Bachelor of Education, University of Miami, 1974
State of Florida Teaching Certification in : Art Education K – 12
as well as in Graphic Technology, and Technology Education
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART [ NEW YORK CITY ] MEMBER, 2004
Portrait Society of America
Palm Beach Watercolor Society
Florida Watercolor Society ( Early 1990′s )
Miami Watercolor Society ( Mid 1970′s Charter Member )
THE NORTON MUSEUM OF ART
THE BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART
( PROFESSIONAL MEMBER )
” THE ARTIST GUILD “, THE BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
1979 Vitello Class Works Exhibition, Florida International University, Miami Fl.
1977 Vitello Watercolor portraits Exhibition, Miami Dade Public Library ( Main Branch ), Miami, Fl.
1985 Vitello Retrospection, City Civic Center, Miami Springs Fl.
2002 “VITELLO 2002″ A Retrospection, Walter C. Young Center, Pembroke Pines, Fl.
1974-76 Miami Watercolor Societies 1st-2nd-& 3rd Annual Exhibitions, Metropolitan Museum, Miami, Fl.
1976 Sculptures of Florida, Metropolitan Museum, Miami Fl.
1977 The Gold Coast 1st Annual Watercolor Show, Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, Fl.
1977 The Tri County Watercolor Competition Show, Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
1977 The 7th Annual Dade County Art Teachers Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Fl.
1996 The Summer Art Exhibition, Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
1996 The 1st Fall Exhibition, Design Gallery of the Americas, Miami, Fl.
2002 The 19th Annual Palm Beach Watercolor Society Exhibition, Boynton Beach, Fl.
1976 Merit Award 3rd Annual Miami Watercolor Society Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum, Miami, Fl.
1978 Best in Show Cash Award, 8th Annual Dade County Art Teachers Association Exhibition,
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables Fl.
1996 Director’s Choice Award, Broward Art Guild Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Florida International University, Miami, Fl.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, Miami Fl.
Sears and Roebuck Co., Chicago, Il.
Miami Public Library, Miami Fl.
The Lobo Family, Chicago, Il.
The Familia Family, New York, N.Y. / Miami, Fl.
AN ARTIST STATEMENT
As an artist working within the confines of modern artist temperament, it is not my intention to repeat the past, therefore, anyone viewing my work, with its 19th century influences, should regard these works in the light of passion for the technique of the old masters with their influences manifested in my paintings.
It is my aim to merge both the past and present into a new image of subtle complicities of color and design. My landscapes try to involve the viewer in a surrealistic world. Although they appear real to some degree, they are only dream worlds never having been visited.
In my watercolor portraiture, light and dark opaque colors are rarely used giving me no preconceptions of how to express my intentions. This leaves me free to create my own style. Using dark backgrounds illuminated by a strong key light, my models are set a part from the luxury surrounding them. They are by color, light, and design a part of the painting, and yet they do not enjoy their confinement, nor can they escape their surroundings.
Religious themes have inspired and motivated my work as an artist as well as to create this company. And I demonstrate this in my volume of religious art work, and the standards of this company. My themes in this work are not only pre-modern, but post-modern as well.
My fascination for glass, with its reflection of many varied hues of colors has caused me to explore this fascination through my GLASS WORK© series. Being a painter did not exclude me from expressing glass imagery in its many forms-influencing my landscapes and portrait work as well.
I realize watercolor is not as prominent as it was in the 19th & early 20th century, however, I feel as an artist working in the traditions of that medium today, gives me the background to express my art as a watercolor purest entering the 21st century. Though it does not have the strong nuances of oil or acrylic mediums, what it lacks in extreme appeal, it makes up for in delicate simplicity.
In conclusion, it is my goal as an artist, president, and CEO of this company to start with a blank canvas allowing the spiritual directions of mental imagery to present my final product to you, my client, that you will find as a positive acquisition for your art collection as well as my artistic expression.
It is my intention that [ you ], my client will be able to express your fulfilled art dreams by finding, that my art style is what you are searching for, to complete your corporate or home interior setting.
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