American, born 1939
Lives and works in Newport, RI

Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Tom Martinelli is a self taught fine arts painter. His work as a contemporary artist is inspired by his love of nature and his surroundings in Newport, Rhode Island where he has lived and worked for the last 18 years. Martinelli’s work is often described as mixed media due to his incredible ability to artfully assemble various elements with oil paints including sand, paper, straw, tar, glass to create often three dimensional images of the ocean, landscapes, trees, foliage and more. It is this particular talent that lends brilliant color and texture to Martinelli’s work and leaves the lasting impression on the viewer.


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