Fine Artist - Dominique Italiano, Hobe Sound, FL Studied in Rome
Q.) We found you by searching social media and somehow stumbling on your surname which happens to be the same surname our magazine shares "Italiano" are you Italian or Italian-American?
am third generation Italian-American. I always get so many questions
about my last name, its definitely unique! It raised a few flags
during my time in Rome and it's a mystery to my family as well, but I
love it all the same.
Have you always like art?
I've always loved art. Even since I was a kid, I’ve always drawn
and painted and made a mess. I love the free flowing nature of it.
You are talking about the free flow of art for you; talk about your
this isn’t going to sound great on paper but I like to think as
little as possible when I paint. I focus more on feeling than
thinking and where I don’t have to attach thoughts to those
feelings. I let my hands move with that instead of trying to control
things or manipulate them with what should be, right or wrong, and
just kind of let it happen.
Did you have a teacher in art or otherwise who inspired you? How
art teacher in Rome inspired me a lot. His name is Fabio. While I
was at L'Università degli Studi Roma Tre, he taught me how to draw
anywhere in Rome and how to not only look-for, but feel if there was
something to capture. For example, we would go to the busy Piazza
Navona. Of course, you can draw the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. But
he also taught me to draw the vendors selling hats, and the tourist
blowing bubbles. That was a new concept to me, capturing the energy
of a moment using art.
Where can people purchase your art? Is it in any galleries?
have a website, DominiqueItalianoStudios.com. I’m also on Facebook
and have an Instagram. I run my own studio, which is also my
gallery, available to see in person by appointment. I’m currently
submitting my work to local South East Florida Galleries and soon,
people will be able to view my work that way.
What is the most unique facet about you and or your art which you
feel a collector might be interested to know?
whole life, I thought everyone could smell or hear in color, or
assign colors to feelings. I didn’t realize until much later in
life that I had synesthesia and that its not exactly a common
condition. So when I hear, smell or feel something, especially things
I find beautiful, my mind sort of bursts with colors, just like my
paintings show. These paintings are an invitation into my purest
moments of joy and self expression.