Lombardo featured artist at TPS Oct. 13

Published 5:57 pm Friday, October 7, 2011

Painting by Francesco Lombardo, who will be the demonstrator at TPS’ “Art, Wine and Cheese” event Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4-6 p.m. (photo submitted by Christine Mariotti)

Francesco Lombardo will be the demonstrator at Tryon Painters and Sculptors’ (TPS’) October “Art, Wine and Cheese” event Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4 – 6 p.m. The demonstration will take place in the studios of TPS at 26 Maple Street in Tryon.
Using oil paint as his medium and the human figure as his subject, Lombardo creates work that incorporates layering, repetition, wind and translucent form to generate a union of figure, cloth and sky.
Lombardo acquired training from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md., receiving his bachelor’s degree in painting in 2002 and shortly thereafter studying with the painter Odd Nerdrum in Norway.
In 2004 he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study for a year in Iceland and found influence in the skies of summer nights that never went dark.
His paintings have been on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and featured in the 2010 Outwin Boochever portrait competition.
Lombardo has paintings in the upcoming show at Tryon’s Upstairs Artspace.
– article submitted
by Christine Mariotti

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