Soon, however, I realised that the schools today do not have either the human or technical resources of the Old Masters, that are necessary to obtain vast training in the Italian School style and to be able to create paintings of that kind of value. So I gave up my job and began my own personal artistic development starting from the making of the colours themselves, according to ancient recipes. Therefore, I had to look for companies which could still supply me with the materials essential for the preparation of these colours: selected both basic and organic pigments, pure linseed oil, turpentine oil, mastic varnish for the final touch up and protective preparations for the background, and so on. At the same time I visited various galleries in Verona, Padua, Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome and Paris to study personally the paintings of the Great Venetian and Italian Masters.
Now after years of study and experiments carried out personally, I feel I can say that I have acquired a complete technique, with my own style and which enables me to reproduce any work of Art, having acquired a solid foundation in this area. Today my works range from portraits to still life and even to landscapes.
As well as some personal exhibitions in various Art Galleries, my most significant shows have been:
- Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery of Verona in Palazzo Forti, where, after a selection of artists, the Gallery gave me the opportunity to exhibit my paintings;
- Exhibition at the CO.VE.RE. (Venetian Restoration Consortium) which asked to use my paintings to create the right kind of setting for the important centre dedicated to the maintenance of all historical works of Art;
- Exhibition at the Antico Caffè Ristoratore "Dante" in Verona, which is one of the most historically refined and important cafés in the City.