This gallery is for BVAA member Don Iacovelli.
I am a retired public school music teacher who treasures the arts in all its formats. I am also a composer and performer.
When I retired from teaching I turned my creative energy to painting. My style is folk art and was influenced by the works of Grandma Moses and her great-grandson Will Moses, who has become my mentor.
The folk art style brings to mind a kinder, gentler time of community, family, activities, and love. My paintings try to incorporate children and adults at play, cozy homes and neighborhoods.
I spend most of my time painting and creating new scenes that depict activity of past times. A child mischievously tossing a snowball, people skating and sliding, just having fun. Summer picnics, kids fishing, barn dances, and many other wonderful joyful times. Clustered homes with windows aglow with warmth and a sense that in their world everything is all right.
My paintings hang in many homes; some have been customized with that home in the scene. My paintings are at the Milford Public Library, Sutton Town Hall, Countryside Nursing and Rehab Center, Draper Place, and more …