George Ceffalio bio

My paintings are a culmination of several diverse painting techniques that I use together to transform commonplace items into scenes of significant beauty. After several years of developing my painting style, I have found that by uniting elements of realism, elements of abstract painting and the chiaroscuro style, which is the contrast between light and dark, I can create paintings that capture the essence of the subject.

Since 2004 I have studied with David Leffel and Rose Frantzen along with several other artists at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art and the Dupage Art League. This is a short list of my favorite artists: Rembrandt, DaVinci, Singer Sargent, Rubens, Andrew Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, David Leffel, Mike Capser, Roger Dean, William Matthews, Howard Terpning.....I could go on and on.

2014 Awards and recognition:
First Place, Downers Grove Artistsí Guild Art Show
First Place in Oil Painting, Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

2013 Awards and recognition:
Merit Award, Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts
Best Naperville Area Artist, Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

2012 Awards and recognition:
Best of Show, Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

2010 Awards and recognition:
Best of Painting, Lincolnshire Art Festival
Patron Awards, St. Charles Fine Art Fair
Merit Award, Eastside Millennium Art Festival
Merit Award, Cantigny Art Festival

2009 Awards and recognition:
Best of Painting, Art at the Glen
Patron Awards, St. Charles Fine Art Fair
Merit Award, Eastside Millennium Art Festival
Merit Award, Glen Ellyn Fine Art Fair
Featured Painting, Chicago Merchandise Mart's
Dream Home, April 17th-December 18th

Associations:
Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
Oil Painters of America
Portrait Society of America
Dupage Art League
Naperville Art League