About Michael Ranucci

Michael is a Signature member of Hudson Valley Art Association, NY

Michael is also Artist Member of Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, CT. Michael’s work stems from an aesthetic sense rooted in the beauty of light combined with an understanding of the subject matter.Interpreting from nature,
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he sees objects in the visual world wrapped in an undulating rise and fall of light and color.  In producing still life pieces, Michael works exclusively from life.  His compositions most often utilize common or rustic objects.

It is his visual interpretation combined with an understanding of the subject itself that is melted together with his sense of aesthetics.  It is in this way, that the most humble of objects can be seen as beautiful.

Michael’s home state of Maine has endless locations for inspiring landscape subject matter.  While the coastal locations are limitless in themselves, he also finds inland locations equally inspiring.  Plein air excursion in Maine includes Gulf Hagas, Mount Katahdin and surrounding region, Aroostook County farm country, and several coastal locations.  The works made during these trips are exhibited as plein air works, and also used as references for studio works to be painted later.

Michael’s thoughts: “Creating artwork is a life long learning process.  I see learning as a central tenant to the creative process.  Each work is new, and to create an inspired image, requires unique thinking to bring it to completion.  How technique is used so as to carve out emotion and Michael Ranucci Paintingsbeauty must be infused anew into each work – and cannot be copied from previous works.

While it is true techniques can be learned, these are only tools.  Like a carpenter’s hammers, drills, screwdrivers, and chisels; scumbling, glazing, impasto, and imprimatura are examples of tools to be used for the artist’s vision.  The artist must then take the tools, figure it out, and create something out of nothing.  With oil painting, I believe that means translating to a 2 dimensional space something that stirs the soul.

Each work is a new journey in learning how to make that happen.   Having said all that – there is a kind of dichotomy present because in creating art, one must be free enough to not over think the work at hand.  The work is completed in a frame of mind that is almost (or is) subconscious – the painting gets to be beautiful because the artist drove it there.  Instinct, not formula.

For me as a painter, there is a constant stir that goes on.  Although I may not always be at the easel, I feel as though I am always “painting”.  A trip to town becomes a study of treetops against the sky.  Distant hills today look different than yesterday…. and the ocean horizon one recent afternoon was one with the sky.  As a painter, my thinking defaults to these matters automatically.”

Recent Exhibits / Galleries :

National and Regional Exhibits –
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibit, The Boston Guild of Artists, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, Hudson Valley Art Association, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Richeson International.

Galleries:
The Whitney Gallery
Wells, Maine

Design Center Gallery at Brookline Village, Boston, MA

Exhibits:

  • August 2004 Painters Exhibit; Hancock Public Library, Hancock, NH.
  • Winter 2005 Biennial Exhibit of Juried Works, Atrium Gallery, Lewiston, Maine
  • Spring 2005 Exhibit, Art Show, Brunswick, Maine
  • Summer 2005 Exhibit, Prouts Neck Woman’s Auxiliary at the Prouts Neck Country Club, Prouts Neck, Maine.Michael Ranucci
  • Fall 2005 Allied Artists of America 92nd Annual Exhibition at The National Art Club Galleries, New York City.
  • Late Fall 2005 Member Exhibit, Turner Center for the Arts, Turner, Maine
  • Feb. 2006 Featured artist exhibit, Woman’s Hospital Association, Gallery at CMMC, Lewiston, Maine
  • March 2006 “The Voice of Color” exhibit, Turner Center for the Arts, Turner, Maine
  • Spring 2006 Hudson Valley Art Association 75th Annual Exhibition, National Art Club Galleries, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC
  • June-July 2006 “All In The Family” Art Exhibit, Nettie Ricker Gallery, Poland Spring Inn, Poland Spring, Maine.
  • June-July 2006 “Moving Stills”, Calitano Gallery, 29 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine.
  • August 2006 Exhibit, Prouts Neck Woman’s Auxiliary at the Prouts Neck Country Club, Prouts Neck, Maine.
  • Oct.- Dec 2006 Solo Exhibit, Ike and Jodi Goodwin Gallery at Turner Center for the Arts, Turner, Maine
  • Jan-Mar 2007 “Area Artists” biennial exhibit of juried works at Atrium Gallery, Lewiston, Maine.
  • June-Oct 2007 Summer Art Exhibit, Nettie Ricker Gallery, Poland Spring Inn, Poland Spring, Maine.
  • July 2007 Exhibit, Prouts Neck Woman’s Auxiliary at the Prouts Neck Country Club, Prouts Neck, Maine.
  • July-Aug 2007 “New England Representational” Exhibit, Bronze Medal, The Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.
  • August 2007 “On the Rocks” Exhibit, Gallery 5, 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine
  • Nov-Dec 2007 “In Good Company” Exhibit, Turner Center for the Arts, Turner, Maine
  • Nov-Dec 2007 “Red and Green” Exhibit, Gallery 5, 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine
  • Jan-Mar 2008 “The Richeson75 International” Exhibit, Finalist, Richeson Gallery, Kimberly, WI
  • July 2008 “Salmagundi Club of New York Annual Non-Members Exhibit”, Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
  • July 2008 Exhibit, Prouts Neck Woman’s Auxiliary at the Prouts Neck Country Club, Prouts Neck, Maine.
  • Sept. 2008 “Two Painters” Exhibit, 2 person show; Gallery 5, 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, MaineMichael Ranucci
  • Spring 2009 “Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts” 98th 2009 Exhibition, Mystic Art Center, Mystic CT.
  • July 2009 Exhibit, Prouts Neck Woman’s Auxiliary at the Prouts Neck Country Club, Prouts Neck, Maine.
  • Summer 2009 “River Ways” Exhibit, Gallery 5, 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine
  • Fall 2009 “Eastern Regional Exhibition” Oil Painters of America, Corse Gallery and Atelier, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Spring 2010 “Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts” 99th 2010 Exhibition, Mystic Art Center, Mystic CT.
  • July 2010 “Salmagundi Club of New York Annual Non-Members Exhibit”, Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
  • August 2010 Exhibit, Prouts Neck Woman’s Auxiliary at the Prouts Neck Country Club, Prouts Neck, Maine.
  • Fall 2010 “Eastern Regional Exhibition” Oil Painters of America, Walls Fine Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC.
  • Spring 2011 “Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts” 100th 2011 Exhibition, Mystic Art Center, Mystic CT.
  • Spring 2011 “Frozen in Time” Exhibit, Gallery 5, 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine
  • Summer 2011 “National Exhibition” Oil Painters of America, Devin Galleries Coeur d’Alene, ID.
  • Summer 2011 Hudson Valley Art Association Annual Exhibition, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT.
  • Fall 2011, The Artist’s Magazine 28th annual Art Competition; Still life/ Florals Finalist.
  • Spring 2012 “National Exhibition” Oil Painters of America, Evergreen, CO
  • Fall 2012 “Eastern Regional Exhibition” Oil Painters of America, Bennington, VT
  • Spring 2013 “National Exhibition” Oil Painters of America, Fredericksburg, TX
  • Summer 2013 Hudson Valley Art Association 81th Annual Exhibition, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT.
  • Fall 2013 “100th Annual Exhibition” Allied Artists of America, New York City, NY
  • 2014 – On view at Lyceum Gallery
  • Fall 2014 “Embracing Beauty and Mastery”, Lyceum Gallery
  • Fall 2014 Solo Hilton Garden Exhibit space, Auburn, ME
  • Winter 2014 “Precious Things” small works exhibit, Lyceum Gallery
  • On View The Whitney Gallery 2015
  • Spring 2016 Hudson Valley Art Association Annual Exhibition, 83rd Annual National
  • Prouts Neck Biennial Summer 2017
  • Fall 2017; American Artists Professional League, 89th Grand National Exhibition, New York City, NY

 

 

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"The painteFloral with Fruit and Bottler is the eye of the people. He sees things which they have no time to look for, or looking, have not learned to see. The painter serves his purpose best when he recognizes the beautiful where it was not perceived before, and so sets it forth that it is recognized to be beautiful through his having seen it". Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst

Contact

Michael Ranucci
250 North Auburn Rd
Auburn, ME 04210
PHONE: 207-783-0242
Cell:207-754-3531
mjranucci@roadrunner.com

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