New Year, New Blog

The staff of the Angel Academy of Art wishes everyone a Happy New Year!  We will continue to blog from the new site. See you there!


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Lina and Rob

More photos of Lina and Rob Liberace’s visit to our academy last year. The final photo is of a show that Lina and Rob were in in the States.





Rob and Lina’s daughters


Rob's painting at Principle gall Nov2014


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Jasmine Kamante & Jesper Sundwall

Jasmine Kamante & Jesper Sundwall will be returning to New Zealand in March, 2015, and they will be having a two-person exhibition of new works at the lovely Railway Street Studios in August. The exhibition’s opening is on July 31st, 2015.


They came to visit us in Florence last month; they were here to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Tanti auguri, Jasmine and Jesper!!!!!


Jesper in the studio. It was 6 degrees Celsius inside last week (in England)!


Jasmine starting her triptych.

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Cesar Santos

Here are two of Cesar’s latest paintings.


Cesar Santos, Mantodea, oil on linen


Assoluta-wCesar Santos, Assoluta, oil on linen

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Sister Vinci

Sister Vinci, an alumna of the Angel Academy, had one of her paintings given to Pope Francis as a gift from her congregation. The painting was presented to the pope by the General Superior Mother Paola of Sister Vincy’s congregation.
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She is currently in Urbino, keeping busy with many works, among which is helping the old people in an old-age home run by her congregation of Suore Ospedaliere Della Misericordia (SOM).


Attached, too, is a photo of the maestro receiving a lovely kiss from Sister Vincy at her gaduation ceremony earlier this year.


DSC09956scSr. Vincy with her final still-life project at the Angel Academy of Art.


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Christina Mastrangelo

Angel Academy alumna Christina Mastrangelo has been working on a large-scale triptych, and one of the panels won a place in the Portrait Society of America’s Members’ Only competition. Out of over 800 entries, the painting received 9th place out of 30 winners. The full triptych mock-up can be seen on Christina’s blog:
Among other things on her blog, Christina has a marvelous How to Navigate your Early Career section.
The Oil Painters of America bestowed on Christina an honorable mention for her still life America’s Cup in their online showcase this summer. The Salmagundi Club is hosting their annual holiday Thumb Box juried show, and Christina has three pieces on display there for sale. Her painting From the Base of Mount Washington was honoured with the JoAnne Leiser Memorial Award this year.  
She has just finished a remarkable painting, Behold, Your Heart, oil and gold leaf on linen over panel, inspired by Beatrice in Dante’s La Vita Nuova.
Congratulations, too, to Christina on her recent marriage!!!
Behold, Your Heart
11inches x 14inches
Know Not Thy Pending Fate
38inches x 16inches
Study piece for Know Not Thy Pending Fate

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Naturally Alvin

Our final year student, Alvin Mark Tan, is holding second his solo Art Exhibition in Singapore. Titled, Natural Realism (part one), Alvin is showcasing his work from the Angel Academy, which traces the process from his first Bargue copy to the 1st colour cast painting. His aim is to introduce and educate the public about Natural Realism.

Alvin spent this past summer urban-sketching the city of Florence and sold many of his ink and gouache sketches in a personal kick-starter. This was to raise money for his journey back to Singapore to hold the exhibition, which runs from Dec 17 to Dec 21. He is also launching his second sketchbook journal on Dec 19 called Ciao Firenze!, to raise funds for the rest of his final year at the Angel Academy.

We wish him all the best in the exhibition and book sales!

Just minutes before the show opening


Guests at the exhibition


3 week study


One week study with skeletal structure


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Alvin’s newly launched Ciao Firenze!


Photos by Teoh Yi Chie.

To follow Alvin’s art, go to:

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During Art Basel week at the Concept Art Fair, the Committee of Contemporary Art Projects USA awarded Cesar Santos first prize for his painting Cosmic Connection.

Cesar has been recently been teaching popular workshops in Brazil.


Concept Art Fair


Cesar Santos workshop


Cesar Santos workshop

Cesar Santos workshop

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Jonny Scull

Former Angel Academy of Art student Jonny Scull was featured in the November/ December edition of No’Ala Magazine.



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Victor Goikoetxea

Former Angel Academy student Victor Goikoetxea recently unveiled his new painting cycle Seven Panoramas of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. Congratulations Victor!


Victor Goikoetxea with his painting cycle



View of the installment of Seven Panoramas of Barcelona



Victor Goikoetxea in front of one of his paintings
Curso Barcelona Marzo 2014

Victor’s upcoming workshops in 2015

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