Artist Statement: "My paintings are meant to represent the warmth and love of those things we all hold close to us, our cultures, with so many similarities, together as one. From Venetian mask to Mardi Gras, from fishing for mussels in the Mediterranean to clam digging on the coast of the Atlantic, to hiking volcanos in Naples, Mount Vesuvius to hiking Mount Rodgers and White Top in Virginia, from Tuscan landscapes to postcard landscapes and sultry seductive nights to angels weeping over a tomb. life Death and Celebration, all painted with the style and sophistication of the masters of the old world."

Artist Bio: A professional artist who specializes in oil paintings on canvas, slate, stone, terra cotta and murals. He captures the beauty of people in oil portraits, cultures in murals, and brings landscapes to life on various forms of natural materials. Gino's home is his studio located in Damascus, VA. 

Personal and Professional: Born in Naples, Italy, October 7, 1956, and maintaining dual citizenship with family in Rome, Milan, and Naples, he immigrated to the United States in 1978 after serving in the Italian Navy and achieving the rank of Sotto Capo. Gino holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Assesorato Professional Regionale. Gino is a full time professional artist of Large Murals, and Oil paintings on canvas, slate, terra cotta, and other natural materials. His barn frames are custom made from wood obtained from an antique barn. he accepts commission work.

professional Studies: Assesorato Professional Regionale, Naples, Italy

New York university, NYC, USA

Westchester College, NY

Culture of Art Center, Greensboro, NC

Guilford College, David Stuart

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Murals, Richmond, VA

Professional Memberships; Local Galleries & Shops

Black Horse Artisan Guild LLC

Heartwood: Virginia's Artisan Gateway, Abingdon VA

Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway, abingdon, VA

The Gallery@Barr Photographics, Abingdon, VA  

Ludovina's Italian Market & Restaurant, Abingdon, VA

Bear Creek Traders, Boone, NC

Vena's Highland, NC

Professional Memberships:

Fine Art America

Active and licensed in FFA partnership with ABC and Disney for procuring artwork to be used on TV sets

Oil Painting & Art

Noenga-ART Professionals Worldwide

Oil Painters of America

​Published "Love Sayings" by Brad Wheeler


Luigi Di Dio (Gino)

Black horse artisan guild

Handcrafted Quality