Philadelphia art created by Nicholas Santoleri over the last 30 years.
Philadelphia Art – For the last three decades, painting and drawing the historic landmarks of Philadelphia has been a major part of Santoleri’s portfolio. Although he was raised and now lives in Chester County, the richness of history and architecture in Philadelphia inspires him to paint and draw some of the same scenes, like boathouse row and Independence Hall, over and over again. Santoleri explained “When I paint a scene and spend weeks on it back and forth from the site to the studio, it becomes part of me. When the scene changes, be it the seasons or building addition, I feel an immediate need to create a new image capturing these changes”. Completing seven major paintings of Boathouse Row, on the banks of the Schuylkill River, three major painting of the Valley Green Inn on the Wissahickon creek and three paintings of Independence Hall. Santoleri said “painting by a river for him is not work, it’s a meditation”.
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