“His work is refreshing, painterly, refined - classically organized and yet contemporary in its straight forwardness. In addition to his competence with the landscape, architecture and the subtleties of natural light, I took particular note at that time of the ease and expressiveness in his portrayal of people – for which he used gesture and setting to capture a moment and infuse it with a sense of suspension in time.”
Andrea York, owner and director of Cataumet Art Center.
Painting is a way to explore life’s journey emotionally and intellectually and Fred Luconi has developed a selection of style and technique to express his journey.
During months of travel, Fred paints en plein aire, using lead primed linen panels and a palette suggested by Richard Schmidt. The works are simple but true to his reaction to a specific time and place. The plein aire work is often used to create larger paintings in the studio. Animated interpretations of people and the places they gather are often composed from a variety of sources including sketches, photos, and visual memory. And lastly, the unhurried work of still life painting allows Fred to have control over composition, light sources and content.
Fred Luconi has had successful solo gallery shows and been juried into National competitions at the Cahoon Museum, the Von Liebig Museum and OPA (Oil Painters of America). His work has won several awards in juried competition. He is a member of several art associations as well as being a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association and the Von Liebig Art Center of Naples, FL. His work is currently enjoyed in many private and corporate collections in the USA and Europe.