Our Fort Myers, FL Painting with a Twist Artists
Had a career teaching for 15 years in New Jersey. I then opened a studio boutique with hand painted products for 10 years . I've always had a passion for art (my minor was in art) and love working in this industry and watching people explore their creativity and see how much fun it is! Fun Facts: Marcia is an expert tennis player and golf player! She puts the boys to shame! Also, Marcia attended WOODSTOCK and sat front row for Jimi Hendrix!
Brooklyn, New York native Roland Ruocco attended The High School of Art and Design in New York City and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Early on his artwork was influenced by comic book illustration and urban graffiti, then in college the old masters especially the Romantic painters. This unique convergence has resulted in a compelling body of work. “ My artworks convey my perception of the world around me, involving diverse topics, subject matter and artistic styles, sometimes identifying problems and offering solutions, other times focusing on the beauty of nature, or perhaps mechanical design. It depends on my mood and inspiration, I like the challenge of trying different artistic directions. My current work includes painting, drawing, sculpting and casting, LED driven structural constructions, video tracks, map-making, and digital design.” Since the mid-nineties as Roland has actively exhibited in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County, and New York City, his list of collectors has steadily increased. His Florida based studio also serves as home for his New Light Foundation, Inc., a non profit charitable organization that conducts community outreach programs promoting the arts and education.