For the past 41 years, Stephen Perrone has been participating in juried exhibitions: Art Impact in Washington, DC; Art For Artists (AFA) in Scranton, PA,; Art Etcetera in West Newton, MA; The Art Group in Mt. Jackson, West Virginia; Maritain Gallery near Cincinnati, Ohio; The Book Mill in Montague, MA; The Broome Street Gallery in SOHO; Hamilton Center for the Arts in Hamilton, NY; Roberson Museum in Binghamton, NY; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY, and The Delavan Center in Syracuse, NY. He has also been a featured artist at Clinton House Artspace in Ithaca, NY; the Joan Lucas Rothenberg Gallery at The Redhouse, Studio 24, and the Szozda Gallery in Syracuse, NY. His work is included in The William Bronk collection, recent publications by Art Impact of Washington, DC, and 2017 World Edition of Art Upclose. The work may also be found under @stephenperrone on instagram.com, or on his webpage: stephenperroneart.com. He lives and paints in Sylvan Beach, NY.
I stress the importance of human emotion in my work. The portrait and human figure serve as the images and forms by which I express my reflections on life. There is a rawness to my work that I hope contributes to the nature of each “personality” on display. I want a little unattractiveness in the physical sense, and I want body language to be an important consideration in trying to understand each subject. Life is both pleasant and difficult, and I’m attempting to demonstrate both possibilities with the sensitivity and compassion we all deserve as human beings.
Ella Fitzgerald is known as The First Lady of Song for her purity of tone and perfect pitch; she was considered the most popular female jazz singer in the US for over 50 years.