Marc Dalessio to give Art Talk & Painting Demonstration
Friday, August 14, at 3:30pm

THOMASTON— Fans of landscape painting are in for a special evening. Plein air artist Marc Dalessio will give an art talk and live painting demonstration on August 14, at 3:30 before the opening reception of “Joseph McGurl, Karen Blackwood, T.J. Cunningham, Marc Dalessio & Friends.” The exhibition will be on view from August 14 to September 19 in Haynes Galleries in Thomaston. The art talk & demo, reception, and exhibition are free and open to the public.

During the art talk, Dalessio will discuss his numerous painting expeditions around the world and how he decides upon his naturalistic compositions. He will also talk about his painting process including working outdoors amongst the environment and how he translates what he sees on location to larger canvases in his studio. A live demo will follow so guests can see first hand how this plein air master works. 

Dalessio’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and Europe and are now part of private collections worldwide. As a student he entered the atelier of Charles Cecil in Florence and stayed for four years. A California native, Dalessio decided to permanently relocate to Europe once he completed his training. He stayed in Italy for almost twenty years and recently moved to Zagreb, Croatia. In his paintings, Dalessio attempts to let nature depict itself without overt interference of his personality or ego.

Opening the same day as the art talk and demo, “Joseph McGurl, Karen Blackwood, T.J. Cunningham, Marc Dalessio & Friends” will showcase the work of four of today’s top contemporary Realists. Each has trained in time-honored techniques at various ateliers and academies but has their own signature style. They are devoted to traditional methods and use their skills to create landscapes and figurative work of the highest caliber.