Quietly, Anthony Padula – Solo Exhibit
The MAA welcomed Anthony Padula for a successful solo exhibit in the Parlor gallery that spanned the holiday season, November 21, 2015 through January 24, 2016. He held several oil painting demos that filled the gallery with interested artists and art lovers alike. A majority of his works from the exhibit were sold including a couple of his unfinished pieces from the informal demonstrations.
Anthony Padula is a Marblehead artist who paints in Abstract Realism. His subject matter is still life, portraits and figures, each focusing on light and shadow. Born in 1972 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Anthony’s journey as a professional artist isn’t typical. In his younger years, he loved to paint, using any kind of canvas he could afford or find. But he pursued a different education entirely, first earning a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and then an MBA from Bentley College. He now says that the most important thing he learned during those years was to follow his heart. And so, he returned to art.
Anthony began studying under living master David Leffel in 2008, and never looked back. With the influence and encouragement of his teacher, Anthony began working quietly on his first solo show in 2011, transitioning from obscurity to recognition almost instantly. He is an artist member of the Marblehead Arts Association, has been selected by jury multiple times for exhibition at The Guild of Boston Artists, and has won several awards for his work. Today, through his gallery, commissions, exhibits and competitions, Anthony’s paintings are part of private collections around the world.
Anthony still sees himself as a student with a healthy obsession that never rests. His work is both new and timeless — painterly, with simple compositions in the classic Dutch old master style. And his uncomplicated five word artist statement has also become his life’s calling – To Make a Beautiful Painting.
To learn more, visit: www.facebook.com/padulaart