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Ricco painting exhibit through June

By Staff | Jun 15, 2015

“Ricco Paints: A Debut Exhibit,” showing the results of years of painting in Shepherdstown as well as several countries, will continue at Ricco Gallery through June 28. Ricco Accurso, gallery owner, announced that the hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment. The gallery, located at 125 West German Street, is next door to The Press Room restaurant.

“All of my life, since I was a child, I have been a painter,” Ricco explained, “but my professional work for decades has been creating jewelry. This show consists of paintings from decades ago, as well as new work. They represent my evolution as an artist and my experimentation in a number of media and on a variety of themes.”

Over several decades, Ricco has lived and painted in locations as diverse as Greece, Mexico, Spain and Argentina. Because it’s a medium thats amenable to painting venues such as sidewalk cafes or the rocky coast of the Mediterranean Sea, much of Ricco’s work is in watercolor. But the show also includes some work in oil and acrylic.

Some of his favorite subjects which he returns to in different styles and media include Shepherdstown’s Potomac River area including the old railroad bridges, and the vineyards and snow-capped Andes mountains of Argentina, where he spends several months a year.

For more information, contact the gallery at 304-870-4175 or write to: ricco@riccogallery.com .