To create and sell art works that:

  • Capture and communicate a depth of meaning about the subject matter, beyond the image itself; 

  • Use brilliant colors, perspectives, and contrasts to create a sense of depth and dimension, and a satisfying aesthetic experience; 

  • Express and share my knowledge of and respect for my genealogical history and Italian-American cultural heritage  -- including my love and appreciation of food and wine -- and that evoke the emotions, memories, and sensations associated with those things; and

  • Serve as a visual expression of, and as a vehicle for the viewer to share in, my perceptions of beauty, love, gratitude, and spiritual connectedness.  

 “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero


And Then ... There Was Paint!

And Then ... There Was Paint!

What a wonderful evening at the Academy Square Incubator Gallery last night, June 19! Pleased and proud to have my works exhibited alongside those of three extraordinary “second career” painters: Robert Nicosia, Noel Nowicki, and Evan Stuart Marshall. The turnout for the event was fantastic; I saw friends I haven’t seen in years, and met some new ones!!!! Thanks x 1000 to Studio Montclair, Inc. for sponsoring this show; to John Viola and Pat O’Boyle and the Italian American Power Hour Podcast, for interviewing me and helping to publicize the event; and, especially, to Sara Holliday and Lisa Diamond Rosenthal, for all their hard work curating, managing, and promoting the exhibit … and educating the artists! Thanks to all of you who attended, I think it is fair to say that a good time was had by all!!! Click on the photos below for a virtual tour of my portion of the exhibit.

Steve Mairella featured on Italian American Power Hour podcast!