Some of my latest paintings.
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Hi, my name is Ruggero Ruggieri and I was born and have lived in the beautiful Italian Riviera, Alassio, all my life. I'm fluent in English, and I will be your tutor and guide in these Workshops. I will lead you to know and paint magnificent places full of light, history, traditions, cuisine and wines.
I love painting, especially the work of "Impressionists". I am passionate about travelling all over the world and meeting new people. I am "a traveller", not really "a tourist". I love history, archeology, adventures and cooking.
As an artist I am known for my passion to experiment with new colour effects, and combine them in an original and balanced way. My use of light and colour complement each other and seek chromaticism.
I began my love of painting at a young age when I won an art competition for all school pupils, aged 12 years old. The painting was of a carafe and two glasses in watercolor. My family weren’t surprised about my success as the passion of art ran in my veins, as my grandfather’s two brothers were art restorers in churches.
I knew all my life I had the ability to paint. I retold the story of the painting competition at school to my wife and, as a birthday present, she brought me some oil colours, a small easel, one brush and a palette knife. So the journey continued ...