The Open Lake & Landscape




Contrada del prato,4 

   I T A L Y  


 Paul Demaria Guaitamacchi was born in London

 in 1956 to Italian parents, both renown artists:     

 Bruno Guaitamacchi, painter, and Magda ,

sculptor and ceramist.


 His brothers Luca and Jonathan are also successful



 Paul has been working full-time as a professional 

 artist since the age of 16, when he sold his first 

 paintings.  This has allowed for a focus and

 committment to "plein air" landscape painting 

 with very few distractions.   



 Liceo delle Belle Arti di Brera, Milano

 Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, Milano.


Click the above picture to see the painting


Gallery Exibitions:  


-Galleria Bolzani, Milano

-Galleria Cà D'Oro, Vicenza

-Galleria "Incontro", Verona                 

-Galleria "al Ritrovo", Cernusco L. 

-"La Galeria", Stuttgart, Germany.  

-Gallery "34", Skipton, Yorkshire.

-Highgate Fine Arts, London.

-Chiesa Bianca, St.Moritz, Switzerland. 

-"Valentinarte", Bellagio, Lake Como.

-Centro culturale Rosetum, Milano.

-Galleria d'arte Carla Guarneri, Milano, Gorgonzola.

-"Signature of Art", Glencoe, Illinois (Chicago Northshore).                        

One man and collective exhibitions have also been held in other art galleries, 

historical sites, theaters, famous hotels, banks, etc. and by art-dealers or  by Paul personally.


Paolo Demaria's First Exhibition in USA

September 27 to November 30, 2002

Continuing now also through december

Signature of Art

715 Vernon Ave.  Glencoe, IL 60022 USA      

Tel. (847) 835-2840  

Tuesday-Friday 10:00-6:00 

Saturday              9:00-4:00


Opening Reception

Friday 9/27 and Saturday 9/28 from 5:00-8:30pm.

Where is the Gallery?


Next major exhibition: HIGHGATE FINE ART  March26th-April19th  LONDON (GB)           

26 Highgate High Street, N65jG      

info at 


   The    following   images  all  reproduce   original  oil  paintings


Artist’s house                    cm 30x60     12" x 24"


Balcony on Lake Como      cm30x40     12" x 16"





Bright echoes                                                                                               cm60x120    16"x32"





I Corni di Canzo                                                                         cm50x100  20"x40"




Chicago Bridge    



Chicago river landscape               cm50x60  20"x24"






Corn and poppies on a hill-side                                                                                      cm 60x120        24” x 48”








Evening traffic                                                                                      cm40x80    16"x 32"








Field of violet flowers                                                                       cm40x80     16” x 32”








Geraniums                                           cm35x45    14"x  18"








House and garden on Lake Como                                  cm40x70    16"x 27"1\2










House on Lake Como                                                                       cm 40x100   16” x 39”










Imperia: an ancient mediterranean town                                                                                          cm40x120   16"x48"








A Lake Como Beach                                                                        cm78x104    30”x40”




   Garden steps                         cm50x100  20"x40"






Lake Segrino'swater-lillies                                       cm40x80   16"x32"






Light-house, Lake Michigan  cm30x40    12"x 16"







Ligurian nocturne                                                                                         cm15x40  6"x16"








Loading before departure                                                          cm30x80    12"x 32"





Marshall Fields, Chicago              cm60x40    23"1\2x 16" 





The Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia                                                                                                      cm50x120    20"x 48"




mimosa                                                                                                   cm40x100  8"x40"







Modern-old contrasts                                                                cm40x80    16"x 32"









Morning on the lake                                                                          cm 50x120   19”x 47”








Mountain in still waters                                                                                              cm40x80    16"x 32"







Mountain view-point of Lake Como                                                                                 cm60x120   24"x48"






My old kitchen                                                                                            cm40x70  16"x27" 






Nocturne interior                                     cm40x50    16"x 20"






Old  abandoned freight-trains                                                            cm50x100   20"x40"






Old Chicago police station                       cm30x40   12"x16"






Passing clouds,Yorkshire                                                                     cm20x60  8"x24"






Poppies near Verona                                                                            cm60x120  24"x48"




Persimmons on blue                                                         cm50x100   20"x 39"








Railway intersections, Chicago                                          cm40x80  16"x32"









River estuary, Tuscany                                                                 cm  60 x 120   24" x 48"






Road through gorse and olive trees, Tuscany                         cm 40x80        16” x 32”  





Roccastrada, Tuscany                                                                                cm40x100   16"x40"







Seaport Nocturne, Liguria                                                           cm30x70    12"x 27"1\2






Still-life on a shelf                                                                                                      cm30x80    12"x 32"







Still-life on a table                                                  cm40x80   16"x32" 







 Still-life with bottles and ceramics                           cm40x50  16"x20" 






Strawberries                                            cm13x18    5"x 7"





Summer by the Lake                                      cm40x70    16"x 27"1\2







Sunflowers                       nbsp;                                                                                                            cm 50 x120   19” x 47”









Sunny Tuscan planes                                                                         cm 30 x 80    12” x 32”








Swiss glacier near St.Moritz                                                        cm40x70    16"x 27"1\2







Three pine trees, Tuscany   cm50x60  20"x24"








Tuscan farm                                                                                       cm 30 x 70    12” x 27”






Tuscany by the sea                                                                                                 cm30x80    12"x 32"







Villa Melzi, Lake Como                                                                  cm 40 x 70     16” x 27”







Villas and gardens on the lake                                                              cm50x100   20"x 39"




Water lillies and lotus                          cm 40x80    16” x 32”








White ship on turquoise-emerald                      cm25x60    10"x 23"1\2










The Wanderers path along Lake Como                                                                                             cm50x120   20"x 48"





...Every day new explorations, new adventures, new challenges. This has determined the way of my expression. The constant commitment is to possibly gain authentic moments of a day or a place. I hardly ever return to the same spot to finish or continue a painting: everything needs to be conceived, painted and finished in the few given hours.

Every day is, as a matter of fact, very different from another day. Along with every hour passing by  there are changes in the lights and the shadows. It also happens that there are changes in the personal approach  and the intents. Through a fast working session one must try to convey, in a few hours of light, the rendering of the peculiar light and spirit of the place and express the unique inner life that belongs to that single moment.

A painting is always an interpretation, but for me the research for the “visible concreteness of a moment” is the most attractive direction in witch to work into. In the limited space of a studio, the spontaneity and freshness of the impression would surrender to the “concept” and the “idea”, that as a purpose I keep poorly outlined; it happens that in the “open” all the prejudice settings, one may have in the beginning, are deeply questioned in order to better adapt to the vast possibilities of the outer world.

While working I may refer to different styles and use what I most like or may be useful: impressionism, French or Italian; English and Dutch landscape traditions just to mention a few. Also expressionist elements and even the more recent texture experiences in painting may be implied for rendering the story of a day, of the hours and the place chosen (or encountered) for realizing the work.

I have always been keen referring to a “Classical”idea of landscape, but I know that the direct relation with the subjects, a modern colour sensitivity, and the unevitable changes in the landscape itself, result in a mirrored reality that consequently reflects our time.

It is very satisfying to know that there is appreciation now in many countries. Many people have acknowledged how my paintings have slightly modified or sometimes reinforced their way of perceiving places, seasons and colours. I believe that, after all, this may result in a contribution for a new sensitivity for the world, and specially for Nature.



                                                         Current Address:                                  Via Statale, 57  23829 Varenna, (LC)   ITALY  

                                              The Open L&L Studio:                        Contrada del Prato, 4    Varenna, (LC)  ITALY

                                                         Phone Numbers:                                  +39 031 815315 (also fax) 

                                                                                                +39 335 6086530 (mobile)