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Cartoonist Bill Abbot mentions SirianniArt.com in his blog article, found HERE. An excerpt: As a teacher, he guides his students patiently, and with a coherent plan. As a cartoonist, I’ve been focusing only on what I know, and don’t tend to stray too far from my...
Chess is one of my favorite pastimes. In the right frame of mind I’m at best a mediocre player. The occasional game that I play is usually a lesson in humility. About a year ago I began to see a correlation between chess and life through medications. As a Creative...
Artvoice Article 12/22/2011: Chi-Stock A new series of art events debuts Ralph Sirianni—a friend, artist, veteran, and champion of possibilities in improving one’s good nature—invited me to “Chi-Stock,” a music and art event held in a large downtown loft put together...
This piece is a rarity in that I've seldom painted landscapes, especially in the 70's. Watch for more "Oldies."
The Collector is a self-portrait into an area of my life of which I'm quite fond...collecting. Vintage sport cards, Classics Illustrated comics and stamps are some of the items that I'm interested in.
I have a piece in a group show at Casa de Arte Gallery, located at 141 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, until Sept 9. On June 8th I gave a presentation at the New York Psychological Association's 75th Annual Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY. My full-time employment, as a...
This is a tribute to someone I wish I could say was a friend but he'll always be close. I'll revisit him many times to come. Jimi was Art.
Just prior to my recent surgery, I thought that it would be interesting to paint about it. It's all there, the uneasiness, uncertainty and the optimism.
Some of these were featured on the news at local television station WGRZ.
These are courtroom style drawings of participants at The National Veterans Wheelchair Games held in Denver this past July. This accelerated approach was helpful in capturing a moment during movement.
I'm looking at an old photo. It's 1936 and NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, with a hand on the shoulder of Joe DiMaggio and the other on Lou Gehrig, is beaming as he welcomes the rookie. DiMaggio would exceed the expectations of everyone and certainly be worth his...
Artwork for plaque honororing those Corpsman and Marines who died from Hotel Company 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Vietnam. This was the unit that the artist had served with.
Mark Kline is a 38-year-old disabled Army Veteran living in Mexico, NY. Mark became sick while stationed at Ft. Lewis after returning from his tour in Germany and Bosnia. Mark was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Wilson's Disease. It is characterized...