Francesco Fontana

From Palermo Italy, Francesco Fontana is an International award winning artist, teacher and juror

He started his career in bohemian Paris, and founded his own Atelier in Milan, Italy. He masters both oils and watercolors, teaches in English and French, and brings his European culture all over the world. 

Exhibitions include New York’s Salmagundi Club with the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society, USA as well as Bankside Gallery, London with the Royal Watercolor Society. He has juried the Conference of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and has served as stage and field faculty of the Plein Air  Convention & Expo for two years. Streamline Publishing also published his instructional DVD “Watercolor the Italian Way”. 

Press includes Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Art of Watercolor and a four-page feature in The Artist, UK Magazine. Affiliations include AWS and NWS. 

“Travels, places and people offer me inspiration, and art is for me the medium to connect to humanity,” he states. His art is admired in private collections in Europe, USA and Asia, where he’s invited to perform plein air events, demos and workshops, the most famous being Watercolor in one Stroke Workshop.

     
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Hansa Yellow Medium DS Awc
Hansa Yellow Medium DS Awc 15ml

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Bloodstone Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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