Acrylic Paintings back in the early 1970’s, while in high school, were questionable as to how long they would last. I asked my art teacher and she said “no one knows for sure since it is a relatively new medium. Maybe 25 years or more”. Well, I still have some of those paintings today and they appear as vivid as they were the day I painted them. It seems that the only variable was the canvas (substrate) quality that I painted on. When I was college I painted on gessoed fine linen canvas. and used high quality acrylic paint (for that time period) and the are still in pristine condition. Fast forward 40 years and the quality of the paint that I use is superb. and I will only paint on substrates (the canvas or gessoed panels) that are the “top of the line”. I am confident that the acrylic paintings I paint today will last hundreds of years into the future.
“Dreadlocks” – Available for $5,000
“Sunday Afternoon” – Not For Sale
“Flower Girl” – Sold
“Feather Earrings” – Miniature Portrait Available for $1,850
Nicholas P. Santoleri ~ Artist Pineridge Productions, Inc.
1515 West Chester Pike Unit A-6, West Chester, PA 19382
In Historic Chester County, Pennsylvania