Before being a full time painter, Francesco has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. He created posters, books and advertising campaigns for International cultural events such as theatre, classic music, jazz festivals, and symphonic orchestras. Other specialty works include a series of large watercolor renderings for huge architectural projects in Middle-East.
He's currently committed as a teacher of representational painting in his studio and as a workshop leader, to artists-in-progress of any age. In 2008 in founded the artists association Fare Pittura, based in Milan Italy, of which is president.
He received his BFA in Palermo, Sicily and attended further years of classes and workshops with Italian senior masters as Maiotti, Lissoni and Pelizzoni Italy. Francesco has lived in Paris and London and fluently speaks Italian, English and French.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
We have been offering art tuition since 2003, and have grown exponentially in the number of students, courses and event as well as travel destinations. It all started casually as artist M16428 was asked by friends and acquitances to teach them private classes. Then his studio in Milan, Italy moved to a much larger establishment to host the artists Association Fare Pittura, Francesco co-founded meanwhile.
2. What is your company's mission?
We help people trust in their talent as painters and make their dream of becoming artists possible.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Workshops and classes of alla prima painting. We developed excellence in organizing travels and assisting individuals and groups in all aspects of their journey.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
M16428 is the professional artist who founded and currently leads the Association. His reputation and commitment is higly recognized Internationally. Francesco's artworks hang in private collections in Italy, France and the USA.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Provence is the most popular destination. We have taken groups of painters in the Vaucluse and Luberon area a dozen time up to date 2011. Other emerging locations include Sicily and Puglia in Italy and Paris / Giverny, France.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
Francesco you are a very informative, supportive, encouraging (and patient!) teacher. I really learned a lot. Thank you! You've got a calm, warm appearance which gives us confidence.
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