Artist's statement: On my trips out to California there is always one thing that I am fascinated by and that’s the surfing culture. I have seen the sea filled with surfers just patiently waiting for the right wave to come along. I have watched some surfers grab the very first wave that comes along while others seem to be a bit more picky about the wave they want to ride. There is a love for the sea and it can be clearly seen in the faces of those surfers. On the plane back home after my visit, it hit me how surfing and waiting for that right wave is very similar to how some of us pursue love. it took me several sketches before I felt the emotion was captured but I’m more than happy with the turnout.
What the heart wants and the heart needs can be found in a Fabio Napoleoni painting. Nostalgia, sorrow and moments that lift the soul are all there for the world to see and experience along with him. The vivid colors and captivating characters invite you into an emotional ride that is welcomed by the mind and the heart. Simple landscapes set the stage to the value of emotional attachment that can be compared to no other. Influences from some of this century's greatest artists are hard to find in his pieces, but are drenched deep in the fabric of what puts a Napoleoni painting together.
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