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Staff News / November 2013

Martinho Correia

Having obtained his Master’s Degree in Architecture, Sacred Art and Liturgy in Rome, Martinho Correia (www.martinhoart.com) finished his great painting of the resurrection, Ananstasis 2011, now in the collection of a Roman cardinal. He continues to paint in his home in Portugal and to give extremely successful workshops there. He also gives workshops in New Zealand, Canada and Italy.

Martinho Correia "Ananstasis"

Martinho Correia “Ananstasis”

Martinho Correia "Simon Says"

Martinho Correia “Simon Says”

Colleen Barry and Angela Cunningham

Colleen Barry and Angela Cunningham are two of the greatest Realist painters today and each will be teaching a two-week workshop in August, 2014, at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence. Information on all the workshops is available at www.angelartschool.com/workshops.html

Colleen Barry "Draped Male FIgure"

Colleen Barry “Draped Male FIgure”

Colleen Barry "Julia"

Colleen Barry “Julia”

Colleen Barry: www.colleenbarryart.com/colleenbarryart.com/WELCOME.html

Angela Cunningham "Safe Keeping"

Angela Cunningham “Safe Keeping”

Angela Cunningham "Blue Satin"

Angela Cunningham “Blue Satin”

Angela Cunningham: www.angelacunninghamfineart.com/portfolio.html

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Staff News / December 2011

Mandy Boursicot and Inga Loyeva

The Angel Academy of Art is very pleased to announce that two new instructors, two very gifted alumni, Inga Loyeva and Mandy Boursicot, have joined our staff. They have both found their feet with us very quickly and are brilliant teachers.

More can be read about each of them on our Faculty page: www.angelartschool.com/faculty.html

Mandy Boursicot

Mandy Boursicot

Inga Loyeva

Inga Loyeva

Martinho Correira

Martinho Correia, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, instructor, has been commissioned to paint seven portraits by the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Canada (www.notredame.sk.ca/index.php). Founded in 1920, the school focuses on developing great scholars and athletes through equal emphasis on the disciplines of academics, athletics and faith.

These are to be seven portraits of past school presidents and they are to be made into prints, with the originals being hung in the school itself.

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

Article on Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Alberta Report

Article on Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Alberta Report

Michael John Angel

An unexpected article on John Angel and the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, has recently come out in an Eastern European art magazine.
One of MJA’s drawings is reproduced on page 144 of Juliette Aristides’s brilliant new book Lessons in Classical Drawing. On page 54, there is a photo of two students at the Angel Academy working sight-size on a charcoal cast drawing.

Article on Michael John Angel in Art Magazin Kontura

Article on Michael John Angel in Art Magazin Kontura

Page excerpt from "Lessons in Classical Drawing"

Page excerpt from "Lessons in Classical Drawing"

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Staff News / October 2011

Jay Blums & Naomi Marino

After many incredible years with the Angel Academy as students, teachers and friends, Naomi Marino and Jay Blums have left Florence to pursue their careers as full-time artists in California.

They are in process of renovating their new studio and home in Sebastopol, which has been converted from an old apple-drying barn in an idyllic country setting, close to the art community in San Francisco. They are very excited about their new life, but they also miss what they left behind and hope/plan to make regular returns to Florence whenever they can.

Naomi and Jay have been together since 2007 and they became engaged in the fall of 2010; they plan to marry soon after their move to the U.S.A. We at Angel’s wish them the very best in their new life and careers: they deserve every success.

Naomi Marino and Jay Blums

Naomi Marino and Jay Blums

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Staff News / May 2011

Martinho Correia

On Friday, March 25, 2011,  Martinho Correia’s painting Anastasis was accepted into the collection of Cardinal Mauro Paicenza. The work is a painting of the resurrection of Christ and was a result of Martinho’s 60-page Master’s Degree thesis, which looked at the influence of theology on the development of Christian Art and on the liturgy. This is Correia’s first work of art to go in the Holy See.

Martinho Correia "Anastasia"

Martino Correia (right) and Cardinal Mauro Paicenza

Michael John Angel

Michael John Angel’s painting Annigoni 1954—Angel’s portrait of the great painter, Pietro Annigoni, under whom he studied in the late 1960s—is now part of the collection of the Villa Peyron Museum. The portrait was commissioned by the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, for the show that opened the year-long celebration of Annigoni’s birth.

The Villa Peyron Museum is dedicated to the foreign artists who made their home in Florence and who dedicated their lives to the artistic principles that made Florence famous.

There is an announcement about this on the ARC home page (www.artrenewal.org/) with some lovely and provocative, brief quotations from Annigoni.

Michael John Angel, "Annigoni, 1954"


Villa Peyron Museum


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