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Jered Woznicki is a Senior Instructor at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence. Born in Chicago, he met Michael John Angel while studying at the American Academy of Art, from which he graduated in 1994. One of Mr Woznicki’s paintings remains in the permanent collection of the American Academy of Art alongside those of other notable graduates such as Scott Burdick and Richard Schmid.
Jered Woznicki’s art has won many awards throughout the United States as well as in Italy. In 1999, he was awarded a medal in the prestigious Florence Biennale, an international assembly of over 500 recognized artists. Mr Woznicki’s work is to be found in private and public collections in Europe, North America and China. As well as teaching, he works on his own figural and still-life paintings.
James Tucker was born in Sydney Australia. In 2003 he graduated from Computer Graphics College with an advanced diploma in 3D animation. In 2008 James began study at Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, where he exhibited in several group exhibitions between 2008 and 2011. He was awarded the inaugural George Lambert prize for sculpture in 2008 and the Brett Whiteley scholarship in 2010. James began his studies at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, in 2011 and graduated in 2013.
In 2014 he exhibited several works in the Students and Teachers Exhibition at Angel Academy of Art, Florence, and was a finalist in the Art Renewal Centre International Salon. He now teaches at the Angel Academy while continuing to paint and refine his technique in his studio. His works are in private collections in Canada, USA, Italy, Asia and Australia.
Giulia Bucciarelli studied drawing and painting under local painters in Florence and took classes at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence and figure-drawing classes at the Scuola Libera del Nudo for three years, subsequently graduating from the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, where she is now teaching.
Ms Bucciarelli has exhibited her work in the exhibition L’Eredità di Annigoni, held at the Villa Bardini in 2010, and currently splits her time between teaching, private commissions and her own portrait and still-life paintings.
Brian Smyth is an award-winning graduate of the Crawford College of Art and Design. He has had several succesful solo exhibitions in Dublin and London and has participated in and curated many group exhibitions. He has completed many private commissions, including a 14-painting Stations of the Cross commission for a church restoration project in his native Co. Cork.
Brian has his works in many private and public collections and continues to develop his technique, to exhibit his paintings and to work on portrait commissions.
Brian began his studies in The Angel Academy in 2012 and has worked there as an instructor since 2013.
Nicole Lalande is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design (BFA in Painting), where she began her studies in drawing and painting before studying at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence (3-year Diploma in Drawing and Painting). Ms Lalande has previously taught with a board of education in northern Canada, and also worked with government-funded art institutions, teaching drawing and painting.
When she is not teaching, she spends her time working independently on commissioned work, and on developing work for future exhibitions.
Martinho Isidro Correia is a fine artist and educator and is currently teaching summer workshops in portrait painting and still life at the Angel Academy. A graduate of the University of Calgary (BFA in Painting), University of British Colombia in Vancouver (BEd in Art Education), Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy (Diploma in Drawing and Painting) and The European University/Pontifical Athenaeum, 'Regina Apostolorum' in Rome (Masters in Architecture, Sacred Art and Liturgy), Martinho splits his time between teaching, private commissions and gallery work. In January of 2013 he will begin teaching a course in Sacred Art at St. Mary's University College in Calgary, Canada.
In his studio, Martinho Correia is painting portrait and still-life commissions. Please visit his website for more examples of his work: www.martinhoart.com
Ashish Kumar Patel was born in Bihar, India. In 2008, he graduated from Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Fine Arts with Distinction in Portrait Painting, and from 2008 to 2011 he exhibited and taught in several group exhibitions. He has also won The Oak Foundation Award for Best Drawing.
Ashish has studied at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, and in 2014 he was one of the finalists in the prestigious Art Renewal Center's International Salon. His works are in private collections in the USA, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Davide Barbini studied painting and engraving at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, from which he graduated in 2012. His work is in many private collections and spans from landscape to portraiture. Currently, he is studying and teaching at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, and his work is focusing more on the human figure.
Llewellyn Matthews is a 2014 graduate of the Angel Academy of Art, and began teaching anatomy the same year. She studied figure drawing for two years in the Aristides Atelier (2010 and 2011). Prior to studying with Juliette Aristides, she studied figure and portrait for several years at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle Washington. During that time she took a number of anatomy courses with Matthew Buckner, himself a student of the late Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League of New York. During her final year at the Gage Academy, she served on the Board of Trustees.
Llewellyn Matthews has exhibited in Seattle Washington and has works in private collections in the United States and Italy. She divides her time between private commissions and her continuing interest in the figure and portrait.
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