In the Studio with Allison Malafronte

In the Studio: Leo Mancini-Hresko

by Allison Malafronte

Landscape painter Leo Mancini-Hresko spent eleven years training and teaching in Florence before returning to his hometown of Boston to set up a studio in the urban outskirts of Waltham. After seven years in that space, Mancini-Hresko’s style has become a synthesis of the nineteenth-century academic education he acquired in... More »

In the Studio: Thomas Kegler

by Allison Malafronte

Thomas Kegler lives in Western New York near Niagara Falls and is known for his powerful paintings that capture the spirit and grandeur of the region’s sublime beauty. A participant with the Hudson River Fellowship for ten years, Kegler has walked in the footsteps of such nineteenth-century Hudson River School luminaries as... More »

In the Studio: Scott Noel

by Allison Malafronte

"Strangely, perceptual painting’s real concern now is to explore the space where our experience argues with those normative standards of photographic truth." ~ Scott Noel 

In the Philadelphia art community, Scott Noel’s name is synonymous with both a historic academy and a contemporary school of thought. As a dedicated... More »

In the Studio: Maggie Siner

by Allison Malafronte

Perceptual painting has gained popularity in recent years, but Maggie Siner has been approaching her art with this philosophy for well over three decades. A believer that painting is a matter of visual perception—"For me, there is no real difference between sea or sky, stones or flowers…there are colors and shapes"—Siner finds... More »