An exhibition of oil paintings by Gloucester artist, Paul Ciaramitaro, will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum.
Paul Ciaramitaro is primarily a realist painter, however he occasionally enjoys painting in a Cubist style and his creative explorations in Cubism are featured in this exhibit.
Paul Ciaramitaro, a lifelong resident of Cape Ann, began his love of art as a child. Over the years, he has been influenced by the Renaissance artists, as well as Aldro T. Hibbard, Emile Gruppe and especially Charles Movalli. In the 1970’s, Paul became a student of Movalli’s and was deeply inspired by him. He told Paul, “If you learn something from every painting you do, you will become an artist.”
In between his grueling hours as a commercial fisherman and dockworker, Paul sketched and painted in his spare time and worked hard to glean all that he could from his mentors. His commitment and talent led him to become a well-established and accomplished Cape Ann artist. His paintings have won many awards and his work can be found in both private and corporate collections, as well as in prestigious galleries and museums such as the Cape Ann Museum.
Over the past several decades, Paul has taught numerous classes and workshops, which have been widely attended, and he has served as a juror for many exhibitions. He is a juried artist member of both the North Shore Arts Association and the Rockport Art Association & Museum.
When asked about being an artist Paul says, “I’m serious about it. I’m passionate about it and I love it!”