Featured Member Artist


Millbrook Painting by Sam Paonessa

Our Featured Member Artist for the month of May is Sam Paonessa:
Sam Paonessa is a graduate from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. He worked as a professional artist, illustrator and art director for over 30 years with Hallmark Cards Canada creating artwork for greeting cards, calendars, ornaments and a wide variety of products. Sam is an award winning artist who also paints plein air landscapes having painted across North America, Italy and Morocco. An active member of the Ontario Society of Artists he has been also sharing his valuable experience by conducting demonstrations and painting workshops for numerous art groups in the GTA and southern Ontario. Sam is a current instructor at Visual Arts Mississauga.
Sam Paonessa is teaching Plein Air Painting this Spring and Summer. To learn more about these courses and and all of VAM’s current courses, please visit:  Adult Programs

Cavan Countryside in Autumn by Sam Paonessa


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