My name is DOMINIQUE AMENDOLA and I got my art education in Paris.
I have many paintings hanging in private museums in the US as well as in castles in France. I have been published countless times by Bhaktivedanta Book trust and Mandala media. I have been represented by several galleries in California USA and Bangalore India.
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My work includes all variety of subjects, mostly romantic or spiritual. Commissioned portraits and multiple figures compositions as well as landscapes are available. I have been represented in many private collections, both in USA and Internationally. I held solo exhibitions at Saint Germain art Gallery in Tiburon CA, Aurora colors gallery Petaluma, CA and now in Time and space gallery in Bangalore, India. I am also showing in the Steisand Art Gallery in Bangalore, India.
I am a full-time artist, and greatly appreciate your notice. If you are interested in the original art works please contact me by email (email@example.com).
I also have my images on Fine Art America, including fine art prints and posters at
Atelier Beaudry, Passage d’Enfer,
Paris, (Drawing, Anatomy, Design,
Ecole Des Beaux arts de
(Drawing, Painting, Architectural
Private studies in Rome and Florence
(Studies of the old masters.)
Madras Art Center, India Vedic Art
2013 Showing in the Striesand Art gallery, Bangalore , India
2012 Show at the Time and Space gallery, Bangalore , India
2011 Show in the Time and space Art gallery, Bangalore , India
2010 Show in the Striesand Art gallery, Bangalore , India
2009 Apple blossom art fair, Sebastopol CA
2009 Aurora colors gallery Petaluma, CA
2008 Saint Germain’s art gallery (Tiburon)
2008Tiburon art Festival
2008 Montgomery village santa rosa
2007 Spirit Art exhibit, Santa Rosa, Ca
2007 Aurora colors gallery Petaluma,
2007 Sonoma county fair
2006 Sebastopol Art Center, Sebastopol
2005 Sebastopol Art Center,
2004 Southern Vermont Art Center,
2003 Southern Vermont Art Center,
2002 Southern Vermont Art Center,
2002 ( winter) Equinox Hotel,
2001-2003 North Star Gallery, Vermont
1999-2001 Witt Gallery, Vermont
1997 Vedanta institute in Vrindavan
1993 Fine Lines Gallery, Winston-
1991 Corbee Gallery, New Jersey
1978 Indian Embassy, NY, NY
1967 Lycee Van Gogh Ermenonville,
December 2012 Show at the Time and Space gallery, Bangalore , India
May 2009 Aurora colors Petaluma, Ca
March 2008 West Bank of America Santa rosa. Ca
Feb.2008 Mairie d’Echiré- France
2007 Raoul Goff private estate, San Raphael CA
2005 Evolution Yoga studio, Santa Rosa
2003 Master’s Gallery, Bangalore, India
2001 Witt Gallery, Pawlet, VT
1978-1985 Los Angeles Watseka
1974 Chateau D’Oublaisse Tours,
Hastings Private Museum, California
Veda Guya Art Collection, California
Delhi Temple Art Center, India
Los Angeles Iskcon Temple, California
Private Collections in Florida, North
Carolina, California, Vermont, New
Jersey, Florence, Rome, Tours, India.
Mandala media –2006
Publications under Mandala Media,
Krishna Art, 1990
Numerous Publications under
Bhaktivedanta Booktrust, 1975-1985
2007- cover illustration for “The
shishastakam”by BV tripurari
2006- 2007 Numerous portraits and landscape paintings
2005- Gaudiya Bengali style paintings
for Govinda’s Restaurant
1992 - 5’x11’ large oil on canvas
landscape, Econolodge, Durham NC.
1989-2006 Numerous portrait
1975-1985 Numerous commissions for
the BBT book publications
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Since the age of four I have been drawing and painting. As a child, I followed in the footsteps of my father. Whenever he went out to do a plain air painting, he would take me with him and with my paper and crayons, I did my own art. Often I painted what I saw within rather than what I had in front of my eyes.
After many years of artistic accomplishments, I find that I still prefer to paint the mystical aspect of the world; even so I am also capable to paint a plein air piece quite successfully.
I always thought I’d be an artist when I grew up. I was interested in learning all I could learn about the world around me, particularly the techniques of the old masters as well as the new ones. I studied in France, Italy and India, and traveled all over the world. Making art is an amazing process—hard to understand or really describe. It simply happens. Oh, there are lots techniques to learn, lots of processes to figure out, and lots of studies to be made, but in the end it is a culmination of more than all those things. It comes from inside and it will not stand much shaping—all the studies and learned skills only help me to give it a voice that is recognizable by others.
About my art in general and the way I work:
My paintings are not concerned with any notion beyond the limits and freedoms of my medium. The colors and the composition are my platform. Painting is problem solving. In my most recent body of work I have been exploring solutions to the challenge of creating an atmosphere on canvas, this is where my focus lies. In addition, the forms are the primary structures holding the composition balanced.
To create my paintings I use oils I grind myself into tubes. I also make my own maroger mediums ( two different ones : the Rubens gelly medium and the Titian wax medium). This allows colors to give my canvas a sense of vibrancy. Some of my paintings have more apparent brush strokes than others, which I really enjoy to show. The approach I take is that I paint the entire composition first. I then build my shapes on that solid foundation. I always make sure there is balance throughout my composition. My work has and will continue to involve landscapes figures, adolescence, and refreshing imagery, as well as spiritual themes. This is part of who I am.
Sometimes the research on a painting can take as long as the actual execution of the painting. That in itself is a very rewarding learning experience for me. The conception and the first sketches are very important. Then comes the painting itself and it should be executed as spontaneously as possible without loosing the freshness of the first jet.
The steps I take depend on the purpose of the art.
With these overall convictions as a basic template, my artistic vision is to create mystical images that reveal the beauty of life in all its inner form, but with emphasis on two areas more than any others. For the first, I am compelled to capture the natural environment in the form of people and landscapes in a realistic fashion.
For the second area, however, my knowledge of Vedic scriptures and my own internal meditation, drives me to create what was described by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami as “Windows to the spiritual world”, both on Earth and on other worlds, surrounded by its architecture, its visible and invisible creatures, and perhaps a few surprises from the long forgotten past. It is in this second area that I yearn to turn my imagination loose for an unbridled journey.
Over the course of the last few years, I have come to learn about and explore innumerous stylistic approaches and subject matter. Each new style or form that I approached seemed to consistently yield interesting results, but struggled to maintain my interest, and I would seek out and explore a new idea. It was through this long process that I created many interesting paintings, and a palpable feeling of inconsistency. There was no repetition within the exploration – no pattern. Once and idea had been tried, it was on to another. Exploration of this nature was good for learning about many new ideas, but not for exploring any to their full potential. This has become my goal.
Now the question is how do I get people as excited about my art as I am? Well, this is simply that I try to bring my viewers the quiet poetry of an internal world rich with spiritual and artistic vision. I have been told that my paintings 'grow” on people. After hanging my pictures in their home people start to see a “thousand things” they did not notice before. They continue to be delighted and inspired from the artistic experience.