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VISITING SUMMER WORKSHOP FACULTY
Jered Woznicki is the Assistant Director and 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. Although busy with teaching, he works with Mr Angel on large scale commissions and on his own figure 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.
Nicole Lalande has created an extensive collection of paintings and drawings based on private commissions and has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Canada. This was then succeeded by a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy.
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.
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.
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
Inga Loyeva received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The New World School of the Arts, Miami, and is subsequently a graduate of the Angel Academy of Art, Florence. She has worked as a teaching assistant in both institutions, as well as offering private instruction to students who wished to advance their understanding of the principles of traditional drawing and painting. Inga Loyeva is currently teaching summer workshops at the Angel Academy.
Ms. Loyeva has exhibited her work in a range of events across Europe and America. Her most acclaimed show to date was centered on a reconstruction of Caravaggio’s Taking of Christ for the city of Odessa, Ukraine, after this masterpiece was stolen from the prestigious Museum of Western and Eastern Art.
Colleen currently lives and works in Brooklyn NY. A student of the National Academy of Design, the Harlem Studio of Art, the Hudson River Landscape School, and the Water Street Atelier, she has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. As a student, she exhibited her work at the National Academy of Art, The National Arts Club, the Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center, and Frost and Reed Gallery in London and NY.
While attending The National Academy of Design, Colleen studied independently with Ghanaian painter Sam Adoquei. In 2004, sculptor Greg Wyatt awarded her the Newington-Cropsy Award which sent her to Italy to study the Italian masters. Upon her return home, Colleen began a 2 year study under Andrea Smith at the Harlem Studio of Art in New York City.
In 2008, Colleen began a 4 year course of study with painter Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier in New York City. It was here that Colleen immersed herself in the study of human anatomy, figure and portrait painting.
Colleen resided at the American Academy in Rome as a visiting artist for three months in September 2011. Afterward she traveled extensively throughout Europe copying old master paintings in the great museums of Rome, Florence and Paris.
Colleen Barry is currently teaching a summer workshop "The Structure of the Human Body; Drawing Workshop" at the Angel Academy.
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