Renato Muccillo, “Back Waters in Morning Light,” oil on aluminum panel, 20 x 24 inches

Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington, is currently presenting the newest oils by accomplished painter Renato Muccillo. Check out these beauties!

Tight, crisp, tranquil, luminous, and highly sought-after are all words that can be aptly applied to the paintings of Renato Muccillo, who is currently presenting his newest oils at Howard/Mandville Gallery in Washington state. “My heart lies in the natural environment,” the artist says. “I focus on the area where I live … and the experience of seeing what I see and being honest about it. I feel my best expressions are painted. I am continually driven to analyze and to try to understand the effects of light and atmosphere on color — then using my ability as an artist to decipher and record those effects.”

Renato Muccillo, “Forest Interior,” oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
Renato Muccillo, “Emerald Banks,” oil on aluminum panel, 24 x 20 inches
Renato Muccillo, “Tin Roofs,” oil on board, 15 x 11 inches
Renato Muccillo, “Tidal Marsh,” oil on panel, 20 x 20 inches
Renato Muccillo, “Crystalline Cove,” oil on panel, 20 x 24 inches
Renato Muccillo, “Incoming Tide at Dusk,” oil on canvas, 12 x 36 inches
Renato Muccillo, “Illuminated Grove,” oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches

“These quiet, elusive scenes are an attempt to slow everything down,” the gallery adds. “Muccillo hopes his paintings convey the message that beauty is everywhere, even in the simplest of things. Muccillo’s lush, atmospheric oil paintings are a response to his love of the natural environment. From his home near Vancouver, BC, he has access to an array of enticing subjects to paint. He skillfully paints the big moody skies that tower over our rainy West Coast. Muccillo’s artwork conveys a sense of peace and serenity. The landscapes seem timeless and traditional, flowing with washes of light and color that draw the eye into the soft mystery of the scenery. Subtle shading and muted tones let the eye rest gently in the moist, near miraculous landscapes. Like an old friend, the paintings reveal their secrets gradually, becoming more familiar and interesting with the passing of time.”

To learn more, visit Howard/Mandville Gallery.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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