The moment Francesco set foot in Asia the first time he was absorbed by the vibrancy, the energy, and the beauty of its people, landscapes, and cityscapes. The number of possibilities, stories, and adventures seemed limitless and ready for him to plunge into and explore: the aromas, tastes, and colors are almost inebriating.
Painting is a fluid act, which allows the artist to re-live certain experiences and adventures, many of which are related to travel and discovery. After digesting these experiences he brings them to life, almost subliminally, onto the canvas. The composition, the choice of colors, and the key elements of the painting begin to appear. Francesco relaxes into the process and refines what’s already there, layer-by-layer, element-by-element, color-by-color, until the memory of the place, the adventure, is brought to life.