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About the Artist:
Maria Bertolone is an artist from Blackpool, United Kingdom. She loves Landscape painting which is her main genre. Bringing a scene to life by creating the mood and atmosphere, thus drawing the viewer in so that they feel part of the scene, gives her a real sense of achievement. She is a realist and endeavors to convey that quality as much as possible in all her pieces. This brings certain challenges, such as constructing the composition then playing around with tonal values adding these things together just like fitting a jigsaw puzzle, and adding all the details, essentially the time of day, where a shadow might fall or sunlight dappling a winding path. Her philosophy is to capture all these aspects.

St. John's Parish Church, Blackpool Town Centre

  • St John's Parish Church was completed in 1878 and is now a Grade 11 listed building. It is an Anglican church right within the hub of central Blackpool's thoroughfare, built in honor of St John the Evangelist and comes under the borough of Lancashire, England. Originally built in 1821 it was replaced by the building I represent in my painting it is much bigger than the original church as it was decided that the size of the new church should represent the growing congregation. It was consecrated in July 6th 1821 by a Mr. George Law who was the Bishop of Chester, and was designed in the early English style from yellow stone with slate roofs and ashlar interiors. Restoration and renovation took place in 1986 and also from 2000-2006. "It is such a lovely and majestic building, a haven of peace and tranquility situated right in the heart of the busy and bustling Blackpool town thoroughfare, England that I just had to document it whilst on a visit to the town centre one lovely sunny morning. I'd taken my camera with me as I always do and took the perfect photo. After it was developed I set to work creating the mood and lighting of the scene, which was such a joy to paint and the inspiration behind this piece which was created in 2001."~ Maria Bertolone Art is my passion and always will be, ever since an early age I was always drawing and painting, winning many school competitions for the best painting. To this day, I have no idea how many drawing books and rubbers, pencils etc. I managed to go through. I work mainly from my vast collection of personal photos I have taken over the many years, when I have been on vacation. I always have my camera at hand as it is my friend, and if I come across a certain scene or area of interest, I like, I take a photo. Then when I am at home, in my studio, I start working on it. I will always paint and produce art for as long as I possibly can. ~ Maria Bertolone This beautiful oil painting will accentuate any room in your home or office. Available for purchase: A reproduction of the17.5" x 14.5" original Oil Painting. Purchasing a Contemporary Art Gallery Online reproduction is an easy way to revitalize a dull room, create an area of discussion, show your personality, and more. Art is appropriate and more importantly encouraged, for every room in your house? including the bathroom! Create wall collections from floor to ceiling, ascending the staircase, or choose oversize pieces to consume a wall. No longer are there right and wrongs, to hanging art. The trend today is to show your personality and you through the art you have chosen. Blank walls are out! Art always makes a difference. Great art turns a house into a magnificent home, showcasing the amazing you! Let us help you create your dream room and more importantly your dream home. Let us help you find that art that truly speaks to you!

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