Richard Petrocelli Painter

       Richard Petrocelli is a Rhode Island resident and oil painter with a studio at Agawam Mill Studios, West Warwick, RI.  Inaddition to ACGOW, he is currently an exhibiting artist at Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, and Providence Art Club, RI.   His work has received numerous awards in local and regional shows and exhibits.

       "I paint in oils, combining old master techniques with lessons from impressionist and expressionist uses of color and varied paint handling. I strive for harmony between modeled refinement and direct application of color, which, I hope, enhances the emotional themes of my work and leads the eye on a journey through the picture."

       In this exhibit Rick will show several oil paintings in a series entitled “New Saints.”  The paintings are dedicated to immigrants past & present, who bring vibrant, life affirming energy, talent and hope to our community.