Felice Mazzoni Gallery
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One of Vancouver Island's premiere emerging realism landscape oil painters, Felice Mazzoni lives in Victoria, British Columbia and has spent his entire life on Vancouver Island. Select works can be purchased directly from galleries of representation.
Please contact me using the inquiries form at the bottom of this page or call me at 250-413-7265 if you have any questions.
About The Artist
Felice MazzoniFelice Mazzoni was born in the picturesque coastal town of Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, where the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the Pacific Rim National Park became an indelible part of his upbringing. Growing up with the sea as his neighbor and the pristine wilderness as his backyard, Felice's deep-seated love for the outdoors began to take root. It was here that his journey as an artist, captivated by the landscapes that surrounded him, first began.Felice possesses a unique ability to breathe life into West Coast landscapes, whether they be the tranquil beaches, enchanting sunsets, majestic ocean vistas, or the lush, verdant forests. His artistic prowess is evident in his meticulous attention to detail and his masterful manipulation of light. Through a palette of contrasting and harmonious colors, coupled with bold compositions and the occasional venture into monochromatic realms, Felice's paintings transport viewers to the very heart of the West Coast experience. In a world where using digital projectors and tracing photos is becoming ever more popular for landscape artists, Felice instead utilizes the traditional approach of free-hand oil painting without any sketches, drawings or tracing.Late into the night, seated at his modest dining room table, Felice cycles through multiple paintings simultaneously, each canvas a reflection of his deep connection to the region. Self-taught in the medium of oil painting he has rapidly emerged as a distinguished landscape painter, gaining exclusive representation on Vancouver Island through the prestigious Tofino Gallery of Contemporary Art in Tofino and the Kurbatoff Gallery in Vancouver.Embracing his newfound gift, Felice now shares his art with the world, selling his pieces both locally and to collectors across the globe.
Felice Mazzoni's home and heart will always belong to the West Coast, and through his art, he invites us to share in its boundless wonders and enduring allure.Felice Mazzoni
Felice wins Juror's Choice Award at Maryland Federation of Art's 6th Annual Light and Shadow International Art Competition.
Juried by Jon-Phillip Sheridan, Department Chair of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University, of 307 total entries by 109 artists, 38 artists were shortlisted with two of Felice's paintings shortlisted (Tree-line & Lonely Man) with "Tree-Line" winning. Felice was the only Canadian artist to win an award.
"In historical paintings and our cultural visual heritage, light often symbolizes virtue, holiness, enlightenment, or otherworldliness, while shadow is frequently associated with malevolence, chaos, or concealed dangers. However, there exists a seemingly contradictory association with shadow—a realm of invisibility and safety—a refuge for those on the margins of society." I looked for works that played with hiding and revealing legibility to invoke moods or suggest the unknown. I looked for works that used light and shadow to make the mundane surprising and used drama to add theatricality to the everyday I looked for works that suggested other worlds. - Jon-Phillip SheridanBoth paintings will be showcased in Maryland Federation of Art's Curve Gallery until Jan 31, 2024.
Felice Mazzoni Wins Artistic Excellence Award at the Fusion Gallery International Juried Art Competition
For this exhibition, both 2D and 3D artists were encouraged to submit their best artwork depicting light and shadow. The exhibition will be featured Light & Shadow 2023 Art Exhibition – November 2023 - Fusion Art for the next 3 months.I'd like to thank Fusion Gallery for the chance to participate in the competition and the jury. It was an honour to compete against artists from all around the world, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China Russia, Taiwan and Norway.
Felice Mazzoni wins "Best in Show" at the Camelback Gallery Black and white
International Juried Award Exhibition
I'm deeply honored to announce that I've been awarded 'Best in Show' at the CamelBack Gallery's International Juried Art Competition. This recognition holds special significance to me, not only for the distinction it brings but also because it represents the culmination of my dedication, passion, and vision.A heartfelt thank you to the organizers and the esteemed jurors for seeing something special in my work amidst such a diverse and talented array of artists from all corners of the world.
Felice Mazzoni - Tofino Time MagazineRead the full article from the magazine.
Felice Mazzoni - West Coast Vancouver Island MagazineRead the full article from the magazine.
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