Andrea Limauro's Profile

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Although I have no formal training, I have been drawing, coloring and painting since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand (or at least so say my parents!) starting sometimes in the late 1970s in Rome, Italy.
Painting has always been a cathartic, relaxing, liberating experience for me. As a teen I would paint for hours during the most emotional times and it would help me focus my angst on a creative rather than a destructive endeavor - although the line was often a very blurred one. With time and maturity I have learned to focus more and appreciate the creative process for itself.
The most satisfying elements of painting for me are playing with colors, playing with new materials and textures, always trying new techniques... and, of course, the creative process that takes you from an abstract image in your mind to a complete piece of work that did not exist before - creation!
After many years of…

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  • Born on January 1
  • Joined April 10, 2012

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Oil, Acrylic, Wood, Metals, Silicon, Glue, Clay, Photos, other materials

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About

Although I have no formal training, I have been drawing, coloring and painting since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand (or at least so say my parents!) starting sometimes in the late 1970s in Rome, Italy.
Painting has always been a cathartic, relaxing, liberating experience for me. As a teen I would paint for hours during the most emotional times and it would help me focus my angst on a creative rather than a destructive endeavor - although the line was often a very blurred one. With time and maturity I have learned to focus more and appreciate the creative process for itself.
The most satisfying elements of painting for me are playing with colors, playing with new materials and textures, always trying new techniques... and, of course, the creative process that takes you from an abstract image in your mind to a complete piece of work that did not exist before - creation!
After many years of travelling and living in Italy, Belgium, England, Denmark, Angola, Sierra Leone, Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, DC I finally settled with my beautiful wife and great children to Silver Spring, MD. When I am not painting, changing diapers or cooking I work as a city planner in Washington, DC (that's my 9 to 5) - peace.

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