The subjects of Angela Ferrari’s paintings may be tranquil harbors and familiar city-scapes, but her approach is anything but ordinary. Angela’s fondness for mosaic composition and vibrant colors render her work eye-catching and unique. In her bright compositions, you will find a combination of matte, glossy, neon, and metallic paints, as well as found objects, often shells, which blend into the sky or sea of a landscape.
Since completing her degree in studio art from the University of Maine, Orono in 2008, Angela has tried her hand in several different themes. The Dog Catcher, a series of colorful canine portraits, which she completed soon after graduation, gained her local recognition. Originally from Farmington, Maine, Angela decided to donate six dog portraits to her hometown Franklin County Animal Shelter. These paintings were auctioned at the shelter’s annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
In 2012, Angela collaborated with Gary Edwards to illustrate his children’s book The Little Red Bird. The Little Red Bird is the tale of “a bird who knows that his life’s quest is to be spent reaching out to others, and does this without reservation.” Since, Angela has written and illustrated several books of her own, inspired by the harbors and legends of coastal Maine.
Today, Angela’s work can be seen at Hot Suppa! a Portland dining favorite. In addition to several Portland-inspired paintings, Angela’s mural The Second Line Parade covers the interior of the restaurant with colorful depictions of Portland in celebration.
See more of Angela’s work here.