Philadelphians and those that live in the Philadelphia area, here is an art event you will not want to miss! Nicholas P. Santoleri, of Chester County, and his art will be shown on Thursday evening (May 30th). He is honored to present his artwork at 30 Main in Berwyn.
Nicholas will be premiering his new “Boathouse Row VII (7)” watercolor painting and limited edition prints. He will also be presenting many of his best original watercolors, pencil drawings and reproductions, Please come out and enjoy. Thursday evening! Please feel free to share or tweet this event, as everyone and anyone is invited.
We were granted a very special interview with Nicholas. It’s always a pleasure to see what makes an artist tick.We asked him a few questions and we’re sure you will delight at his answers!
When asked at what age did you start to show your talent as an artist? Were you confident that was the field you were going to pursue? Nicholas had this to say:
“I come from a family of people with artistic ability, when I was young my mother painted at the dining room table and I just went from crayons, to watercolors, to oils at a very young age, I never remember a point that I did not have some type of artistic outlet. It was always a burning desire, although at 19 I got married and started a family, it went on the back burner and I pursued a career as a stone mason-hence my love of stone buildings At 30, I decided within the next five years, art would become my career and by 32 it became my full time occupation.”
He was also asked when he sold his first painting/drawing and how it felt, Nicholas responded as follows:
“I sold my first drawing during a high school art show; my first painting sold as a part-time artist at 22. It gave me hope that someday I could pursue it as a fulltime career.”
Nicholas always seems to pick up the full personality of old buildings in some of his art. So we asked him if he always liked to draw those old style buildings? He provided this reply::
“As a child, I grew up in rural Chester County, and wandered through the fields and woods, and would come across old buildings and ruins from the Chester County Agrarian period. Then, as a stone mason-hence my love of stone buildings my passion was to restore old stonework, while maintaining the same period field. I did a lot of historic restoration on Quaker meetings and things of that sort. As I became more and more competent at rendering, I choose to start with the subject I knew best.”
We asked him to tell our readers a little about himself personally; what do you enjoy doing when you are not painting? Nicholas gave us the following insight about his life:
“Family is very important to me; I am blessed to still have my parents, my children live in the local area, as do my grandchildren. Outside of that, most of my interests are related to my art. I carry my camera everywhere I go to capture bits and pieces of future paintings. Recently I was in line at a convenience store and people were buying lottery tickets ahead of me when a discussion broke out as to what they would do if they hit the lotto. The only way it would change my life, is that it would give me more time to draw paint and create more, rather than deal with the other financial duties in life.”
Well, Nicholas it seems as if you have the winning Lotto ticket, with your talent as an artist! Thank you so much for sharing with our readers on usedview.com.
We urge everyone to go see this work in person. If you are not able to make the Thursday night event; then take a look through the slideshow to gain the appreciation of his beautiful work.