Bold Colors Leap from iPad to Canvas

What Spring Does With Cherry Trees2Russell D’Alessio’s “What Spring Does with Cherry Trees”

Russell D’Alessio, a nationally acclaimed contemporary painter, printmaker, and photographer announced this week that he will unveil several new works of art celebrating “Love in the Spring,” an important new series of work in this artist’s career.  The public is invited to a Champagne Opening Reception takes place at D’Alessio Gallery, 12 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor on Friday, August 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

These unique pieces are the product of almost a year of the artist’s work and the experiences of a road trip from Maine to Mexico.

Returning home with hundreds of photographs, drawings, thoughts, and impressions he began exploring the concept of combining these mixed medias and elements, composing imagery from the inspirations he had gathered.

Like the works of artist David Hockney, D’Alessio’s self-expression of experiences through the power of color, texture and the narrative he has embraced the new technologies of iPads’s Brushes Application combined with the traditional medium of paint and brush, creating one of a kind original works on paper and canvas

Working on this series during one of the coldest, snow covered winters in Maine’s history, he realized he had left spring in Mexico.  Presenting “Somewhere It’s Spring.”

About the artist:  Russell D’Alessio, a nationally renowned contemporary artist whose work is known for its vivid and bright depictions of the figurative. He is a regular presence in the media, whose clients include both private and institutional collectors.

The show runs through August.  Images or additional information of the work is available at:!preview-somewhere-its-spring/csdd