Vincent N Figliola, lyrical realism

Recipient of the 2015

New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and

2015 Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award

In the artist’s own words:

“I was in advertising in NYC for more than 25 years.  I and some others
prided ourselves on our creativity. In fact the last commercial I did won a
Cannes Film Festival award. But the business side took over completely,
and I knew it was over for me. The money just wasn’t enough.

In many discussions with my wife she kept saying “I think you should be a
painter” and I kept repeatedly saying “are you crazy”.   We were enjoying a
certain lifestyle that wasn’t bad….but painting?
I thought I was superman until I tried it.   There were some paintings that
refused to be painted… so I planted a tree instead.   As frustration mounted,
more trees were planted until people passed my house by.  They couldn’t
find it.  No wonder.

Painting comes from my heart and is in full display at a beautiful gallery,
“Reflection”. Take it from me, this doesn’t happen every day.

I don’t plant trees anymore…so take a look.  I hope you won’t be

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