Tracy Lee Stum Exploring the World of Street Painting

An Interview with the Street Painter

Honey Bees, 3d Street painting by Tracy Lee Stum

Tracy holds a Guinness World Record for the largest street painting by an individual artist since 2006. As a ‘Madonnaro’ Tracy uses the grey asphalt as her canvas drawing 3d images with colourful chalks. Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Tracy got attracted to painting very early in her life. She studied privately as a child and completed a 4 year Bachelor’s degree program at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She continued her studies in naturalism at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy where she first experienced street painting. However, it is her visit to Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara, California in 1997 that enthused and introduced her to the world of street painting as an artist. In her own words, ‘I have surely found a suitable medium to express my visions of mind and heart.’

Adam S Doyle: The Human Mark of the Artist and Illustrator

A Conversation

Quiet Revolution, Painting by Adam S Doyle

Adam S Doyle transcends borders through his unique brushstrokes and vision. Born in Boston in 1975, Adam earned his BFA at The Rhode Island School of Design, with a year of study in Rome, and a decade later his MFA at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. From New York to Los Angeles to Cologne to New Zealand, and as far away as Hong Kong, his work is appreciated worldwide. Besides his fine art paintings he also receives much accolade for his illustrations, which recently included book covers such as ‘The Raven Boys’ and upcoming ‘The Scorpio Races’, his portrait of Barack Obama for MoveOn.org, and a contribution to the politically charged ‘52 Shades of Greed’ deck of playing cards.

Light Artist Carlo Bernardini Decoding The Visual Language

A Tête–à–tête with the Artist

Installazioni Acc. di S.Luca, Roma, Artwork by Carlo Bernardini

Born in Viterbo, 1966, Carlo Bernardini, started his career in early 1990s with abstract paintings. During the first half of the same decade he also started researching with the 3rd dimension of his work. In 1996 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome for the XIIth Quadriennale the research saw successful fruition in the work carried out on a more than five-metre board, intervening with pigments and phosphor, creating visual duplicity, the hallmark of Carlo’s. He extensively started experimenting with optical fibre with installations at the Galleria Nazionale della Pilotta in Parma (1998), the environmental project in Reggio Emilia in the spectacular sixteenth-century location of the Chiostri di San Domenico (1999) and the great installation in Padova, realized in via Fiume, at the Palazzo della Ragione (2000). In 2002 Bernardini was invited to the XXth Triennale in Milan and to Sculpture Space, Utica (New York).

Kurt Wenner: 3D Street Painting, Classical Art and Using Imagination

A Conversation with the Artist

The Magic Flute, Painting by Kurt Wenner

After completion of studies from Rhode Island School of Design and Art Center College of Design and serving a stint with NASA as an advanced scientific space Illustrator Kurt Wenner was finally forced to pay heed to his heart’s desire. In 1982 he left NASA for Italy to explore more of Renaissance classicism. He became the first American artist to win the top prize at the Grazie di Curtatone competition for three consecutive years and received the title Master Street Painter. In 1985, National Geographic documented Kurt’s unique and innovative works of art in their award winning film Masterpieces in Chalk.