Welcome to the website.  We hope you find this site user-friendly and enjoy coming back to view it again and again, both to see what’s new and to linger with what is old. 

Green dots signify currently available paintings.

      In many cases, painting commissions are available.


April 28, 2021

Due to some unforeseen family circumstances

(not to worry, nothing serious), we have had to delay

the launch of Paolo's new collection of paintings

(here on our website) until later in May or early June.

Due to the improving Covid conditions "on the ground"

in Varenna (and to our recent move into the "Giallo"/ Yellow Zone),

we now have an official opening date for the 2021 summer season:

the 5th of May.

Warmest regards,

Melita (& Paolo) 


the Open Lake & Landscape
studio d’arte