Profile: Fernando Micheli

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Fernando Micheli

Lucca Voyagers, 12 x 16", Oil, © Fernando Micheli
Lucca Voyagers            12 x 16"             Oil

   “One not only needs to capture the feeling of the subject, but also the essence of light and color as it bounces, reflects and scatters on the physical world. Painting is truly seeing more intensely than you can possibly hope to see. Painting is a life-long pursuit, one that requires always honing and learning new skills in order to build a vocabulary that just doesn’t reproduce reality, but can capture the emotional essence of nature.”

   Fernando Micheli is an artist who is on his second career, after spending the early part of his life as a landscape architect, not a painter. We frequently discover artists who are like Micheli—taking up painting after decades of other kinds of work. We are happy to find those who work hard at learning to paint, especially outside, and who, like Micheli, improve steadily and even dramatically because of that effort. We think he is an inspiration to anyone on this challenging, but rewarding path. He participates in many organized paint-outs and painting events and has received much recognition and multiple rewards from them. We asked him to tell us a little bit about his background and family from Italy.

   I was born into a rural household in Fiano (Lucca), Italy, who lived off the land and were hard pressed to find the essential necessities of life. By immigrating to the U.S. and leaving everything behind, they created a life for us that my parents had never dreamed of. I'd say that my creative careers of landscape architecture and art were encouraged by the courage, sacrifices and opportunity afforded me by my parents.

Casa di Paolo, 9 x 12", Oil, © Fernando Micheli
Casa di Paolo             9 x 12"              Oil  

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