With her richly textured background in the arts, it is no surprise that Joan Palano Ciolfi’s work is masterfully infused with inviting color, warm light and an emotional immediacy that draws viewers in.
A Berkshire County native, Ciolfi studied fine arts and graphic design, and worked extensively as a wall-covering and textile designer while she pursued her love of painting. Ciolfi’s canvases – ranging from evocative, moonlit Berkshire landscapes, vintage cocktail dresses, strongly delineated barns, to swirling abstracts – are all luminous and perfectly balanced. Individual, clearly recognizable elements, whether everyday objects, architectural or natural forms, are treated with a modern, expressive hand; the finished works are complexly layered and resonate deeply.
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