Thursday, 10 December 2015

Rishab Sud's Exhibition in New Delhi

Articles featuring AAA Alumnus, Rishab Sud's latest exhibition in New Delhi was in the National Newspapers: Millennium Post and The Asian Age. The show was at Gallery 1AQ, from the 21st to the 25th of November and featured 50 portraits in charcoal and oil paint.


Monday, 7 December 2015

Seasons Greetings!

Christmas Markets in Piazza Santa Croce

Another term has come to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and happy Holiday Season with best wishes to the New Year! Buon Natale!

Christmas Markets in Piazza Santa Croce
Piazza della Repubblica

And congratulations to our Graduates Michele Preziosa and Ashish Patel!
Complimenti ragazzi! Continuate così!!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Shane Wolf’s Miletus with Ribera’s Philosopher Thales

Wolf created Miletus as an homage to Ribera’s Philosopher Thales and the two paintings were displayed side by side at Sphinx Fine Art in the exhibition Young Masters: Dialogues, from 12th - 24th of October 2015. Shane spoke on the painting and Ribera in a brief interview, linked here: 

Miletus sold just days before the show's opening! Congratulations Shane!

photos by Christina Schek

photos by Christina Schek

We’re also pleased to report that neither Shane, his wife, or any of their friends were injured in the attacks in Paris a few weeks ago.

Cesar Santos: Secrets of Portrait Painting

Cesar Santos: Secrets of Portrait Painting

Cesar Santos’s new instructional DVD is here and it is excellent! Santos is teaching principles that he learned at the Angel Academy, modified by his own experience (with a bit of Andrew Loomis thrown in). The demo is 14-hours in length and the entire process is shown stroke by stroke. Such a thorough demonstration is hard to find! To buy the hardcopy DVDs or Download a digital copy, follow this link:

Watch the Trailer here:

Friday, 16 October 2015

Alumni Updates: Shane Wolf and Rishabh Sud

Angel Academy alumnus Shane Wolf’s painting from his Songs of Sagesse triptych (100 x 195 cm.) will be part of the ARC Purchase Award travelling exhibition. This starts at the Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona (Nov. 17th to Dec. 28th) and finishes at the prestegious Salmagundi Club in New York City (Jan. 18th to Feb. 4th). For those who do not know it: the Museum of Modern Art is an international Modern Realist museum.

You can read more about the exhibition—and see some great Modern Realist paintings—here:

We shall have more (and better!) images after the opening in Spain on Nov. 17th.

Bravo Shane!! Sei un maestro davvero!!!

Here, too, is an interview with Shane, fresh off the Internet press and in italian:


There is a new article in GoAir airline's magazine, Go Getter, on AAA alumnus Rishabh SudGo Getter is a national magazine, read throughout India.

Rishabh has been building a successful portrait business in India and has received a major commission from the Maharaja Hanuwant Singh of Nabha to create portraits of his great-great-grandfather, the Maharaja Hira Singh, in the traditional Indian manner. This and other such portraits are featured in the article.

Bravo Rishabh!!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Auction of Jean-Antoine Norbert's Drawing

This Thursday, Oct. 15th, Angel Academy alumnus Jean-Antoine Norbert’s portrait drawing is to be in an auction at Sotheby’s in New York. The auction is to benefit the New York Academy of Art, where Jean-Antoine is doing some post-graduate studies.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Alumnus Update: Ben Patterson

Angel Academy alumnus Ben Patterson recently won a major prize at the Guild of Boston Artists for his beautiful painting Venus and Adonis.

Bravo Ben!!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Alumna Update: Inga Loyeva

AAA alumna Inga Loyeva has just finished her Master of Fine Arts (with Merit) from Central St Martin's, in London. While there, she was also teaching anatomy at a private London art school.

Upon graduation, she was shortlisted for the prestigious NOVA award and was invited to participate in SOHO's Fluorescent Arts Festival. During the summer, she exhibited in a range of other exhibitions around London, including Capsule at the Embassy Tea Gallery (curated by Made in Arts, London), Century Private Club (curated by Leo Babsky), FLOCK at GX Gallery, etc.

Also earlier in the year, Inga exhibited at the Victoria&Albert Museum, which is her most prestigious venue so far.

Inga, sei una grande!

Inga Loyeva, Nationalist, oil on linen,  91 x 61 cm.

Inga Loyeva, Heavely Hundred Volodya, oil on linen

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Alumnus Update: Harry Camarda

Congratulations to AAA alumnus Harry Camarda!! He was recently awarded best-of-show at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center’s 7th annual juried exhibition for his Portrait of Emma, oil on canvas, 30 x 27.5 cms (12 x 11 inches).

Bravo Harry! 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Student Work: Michele Prezioso

New student work by Michele Prezioso! This is Michele's second still life: Oil on Canvas measuring forty by sixty centimeters. Check out his work at ! Bravo, Michele!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Alumna Update: Rusudana Glonti

Angel Academy's alumna Rusudana Glonti has won the Grand Prize in the International Artist Magazine. There is also a feature article on her in the American Art Collector magazine.

Brava Rusudana!!!!! Sei forte!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Jered Woznicki: Magdalene

Senior Instructor Jered Woznicki's painting, Magdalene, is now in the permanent collection of, and on display at, the European Museum of Modern Art (Museu Europeu D'Art Modern—MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain.

Bravo Jered!!!

Monday, 21 September 2015

First Day of the Fall Term

Today marks the first day of a new term! We welcomed a new class to the Angel Academy of Art and students of previous terms continued or started new projects. A warm Welcome and Welcome Back everyone! Let's get to work!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Thomas Kitts Visits Maestro M. J. Angel

Last week, Maestro M. J. Angel had dinner with the American landscape painter and authority on John Singer Sargent, Thomas Kitts. Thomas Kitts is the creator of the Advice on Painting from John Singer Sargent pdf that is regularly sent by the academy to the students of the Angel Academy of Art, Florence.

Maestro Kitts is in Italy to give one of his regular landscape-painting workshops.

From left to right: Maestro Michael John Angel, Lauralee Kitts, Thomas Kitts, Megan Byrne, Tom Byrne.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Alumna Update: Christina Mastrangelo

Angel Academy alumna Christina Mastrangelo won the Khole Award in the ARC's International Salon Competition for her triptych Know Not Thy Pending Fate, oil on canvas, 122 x 152.5 cm. (48 x 60 inches). In addition, the painting was given a merit award from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society in the Spring 2015 International Online Competition.

Brava Christina!!

Friday, 4 September 2015

More Cesar Santos!

Angel Academy alumnus Cesar Santos has an article featuring him and his painting process included in October's issue of The Artist's Magazine.

It's available on-line. Take a look!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Alumnus Update: Cesar Santos

Angel Academy of Art, Florence, alumnus and great friend Cesar Santos is working on a painting-demonstration DVD.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Alumnus Update: Francis O'Toole

Great painter and Angel Academy of Art, Florence, alumnus Francis O'Toole recently posted on his Facebook page:

Francis, let us know what you are doing these days: we would love to spread the word (also the great Gary Louis Smith!!)

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Shane Wolf

In the last week of July, Angel Academy of Art alumnus Shane Wolf won the $5000 top prize in the first ever figure-painting competition given at the Academy of Realist Art, Boston. As well as Shane, from Angel’s, the ten competitors included instructors and students from Juliette Aristides’s academy in Seattle, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and a San Francisco academy.

The painting is on show at the Egeli Gallery in Provincetown.

Bravo, Shane!!!

Vicki Sullivan

Angel Academy’s recent student Vicki Sullivan’s painting Coming up Roses, a portrait of Actor Kerry Armstrong, has been selected for the Australian Black Swan Portrait prize.

Earlier this summer, Vicki gave a 5-day workshop on the Meldrum [tonalist] Method in Tuscany, outside Montalcino. She hopes to give it again in 2016.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Maestro's 2015 workshop

Maestro Michael John Angel's 2015 workshop was a huge success: 31 students, all immensely simpatici and all hard workers. The results were gratifying in the extreme. Here are some photos:

Women from all over the world in maestro's 2015 workshop

Julie Nord

Angel Academy student Julie Nord is in her first painting exhibition. This is taking place in Las Vegas, at The Arts Factory in Las Vegas's Arts District. Julie will be entering her third year at the Angel Academy in September.

In bocca al lupo, Julie!!!