Sicillia and the Basque Country
Ellen Piccolo: Sicilia and the Basque Country will open on September 15, with a reception on Saturday, September 16, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us for the evening!
Piccolo is a representational oil painter with a focus on nautical themes and architectural details. Her paintings capture commercial fleets in France, Spain and Italy. In some images the author works with details from larger compositions that explore rigging, hulls and equipment. Others appear to be abstracted riots of shape and color, but upon closer examination are actually enlarged micro-compositions. Her latest work comprises images of gargoyles, commercial fishing fleets and the coastlines of Sicily, Italy and the Basque Country of Spain.
Born in Brooklyn, NY with initial training at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in her teens, she has evolved and honed her skills over many years in New York.
She received a Bachelor of Science from CUNY and a Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. After a career as an art educator with the NYC Department of Education, she is currently an Adjunct Professor at CUNY-Queens College, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate art education classes.
Piccolo is represented by Prince Street Gallery. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and are in both corporate and private collections