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Sam Paonessa

Sam Paonessa was born in Niagara Falls, Canada and graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. There he was awarded a studio scholarship giving him valuable experience in his field. This led to his studio position with TDF Artist as a junior illustrator. He is currently senior artist for Hallmark Canada and for calendars. Images have also been published by Canadian Art Prints. His work has received recognition in a number of juried shows and many of his paintings are found in corporate and private collections in North America. His paintings continue to get the attention of art collectors' circles both in Canada and the United States. The artist paints plein air as well as in the studio, painting still life and subjects of personal significance, especially his love of God's creation.

Below are featured works by Sam Paonessa.
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Chasing the Light

On the Stream

Spring in the Valley

Sunshine and Flowers

The Race, Light and Shadow

Oxtongue River -Reflections

Gruter's Farm, Port Elgin

Collingwood Vista

Georgian Shore

Sunny in the Vineyard #1

Sunny Vineyard #2

Horse Trail, The Meadows, Uxbridge

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