Steve Rinaldi, 16 year Maui Resident and Designer/Drafter, returns to oil painting after a 20 year hiatus of raising a family. His Painterly style is representational and locally inspired, with his portraits revealing the essence of an individual and his landscapes inspiring a sense of light and awe. Steve’s current ambition is to become proficient at “Alla Prima” painting; creating a finished artwork in a single, one day session. He prolific, “Alla Prima” driven style is evident throughout many of his charcoal sketches and oil paintings.
Self-taught, Steve began his artist career in Oregon at the age of 14. Over the years he has supplemented his knowledge and experience with artists workshops from Vincent Ciglia, Ispra, Italy; David Gray, Widbey Island, Washington; and, on Maui, Patrick McGowan, Dick Nelson, Carmen Garnder, and Mary Whyte.
Maui Hands galleries – Panna Speas Cappelli, owner
1169 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768
Phone: (808) 573-2021 (Business Office)
(808) 579-9245 (Gallery)