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Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial

"MANU" Emmanuele Cammarano Watercolourist and Fine Arts Tutor

I am an independent italian artist, mostly self taught. Visual Arts have always been my passion.

As a child I lived in a beautiful place and I stored Beauty inside myself daily, while surfing, traveling on a boat or kayaking, during my explorations of the coast or discovering all the surrounding Nature, taking photographs. I used to live between sea and countryside. I began to study animals on my father’s books because I was irresistibly attracted by all of them.

A life abroad

Despite my artistic inclinations, I graduated in Aerospace Engineering and worked abroad for nine years. During all this time I have continued drawing spasmodically at night. At the time, it was difficult for me to match my primary work as an employee with my natural artistic inclination.

I attended evening drawing classes while working in Madrid and then basic of oil painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Como, Italy. I eventually discovered Watercolour painting in Lugano by chance, attending a course held by Department of Culture of the Canton Ticino. I have painted for a year at night, watching DVDs and YouTube videos at home. If I look at the works that I produced at the beginning they were embarrassing, but art is a slow long process of individual growth and most of the time this process is experienced alone, this is an aspect that all artists have to deal with, sooner or later.

Watercolor

I started thinking about watercolor because of logistical problems: at home we had that time a 3-year-old child and I couldn’t leave my paintings around. Watercolor is quick, it does not smell, it dries in few minutes and the equipment is lightweight and essential, the perfect solution for a family living in a flat. When I started using it I fell in love with it immediately!

Why do I love him so much? For many reasons: the incredible technical challenge, the continuous struggle in controlling the water and because of the spontaneity of execution it implies.

In 2014 I decide to quit mu job in order to devote himself to full-time art and I begin to be accepted into several exhibitions in Italy, France and Spain. I keep on attending watercolor courses held by greatest masters: Chien Chug Wei in 2015, Joseph Zbukvic in 2016.

Despite this initial success, due to the divorce I interrupt my artistic activity for three years, until 2019 when, during a trip in France, I meet for chance a lot of open and friendly people who believe in me, so that I find the motivation to come back painting and bet on my lifetime dream: to become a professional artist.

THE ESSENCE OF MY ARTISTIC INSPIRATION

The works presented in this site represent a summary my recurring themes

– The sea, that represents my happy childhood in a small village on the Tyrrhenian Sea called Marina di Camerota.

– The light, particularly back-lights, reflections, sun, everything that recalls light in the most impacting and spectacular forms.

Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial

Live and online classes

I teach watercolour technique through private classes in Malgrate, I hold group courses at a public school in Lecco. I also organise outdoor painting demos and workshops throughout the year.

I've always been excited by teaching painting techniques and have been working a lot lately to create an effective online connection with those who want to learn. I want to show the execution process in details, to do this I continuously strive to do more and better, I try to have the appropriate equipment and last but not least I devote a lot of time to the internet and video editing.

Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial

Learning channel

My little life, my little personal journey, made of ups and downs, of difficulties (which mostly I avoid telling!) as well as few but immensely fulfilling artistic achievements, are just an example on how you can follow your inspirations too.

Never give up on our own dreams, it is a phrase that I always repeat to myself, because we are the only ones who know how beautiful they are.

If you are interested in learning watercolor and mastering the technique to finally express yourself as you have always dreamed, it is time to say "enough, I don't want to keep on saving my dreams in a drawer. I want to live them right now " and get to work! 

Start by clicking on Subscribe to take part into a growing community and learning together.

A demo is a source of inspiration and involvement, I know it because thanks to the demos thought by other watercolor artists around the web I found a way to master the technique and put it at disposal of my creativity. The second step is therefore to get videos consistent with your needs. This is why I publish tutorials dividing them in beginner and intermediate levels. It is up to you to decide sincerely what level you are in and

If you want to watch the full demos that I publish from time to time, you can download them in the Shop page.

Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial

Artistic Curriculum

I have exhibited since 2014 in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain and other Countries. I consider those events important opportunities for me for traveling, meeting other artists, painting new subjects en-plein-air and getting a lot of inspiration.

To stay updated on recent activities about my new projects visit the News page in this site.

Painting classes and tutoring

2016 Florence, private classes on watercolour basics

2015 Milan, F. Fontana Art School, watercolor technique tutor

Commissioned work

2019 Riproduzione di opere originali per clienti privati (USA, Belgio, Italia)

2016 Wedding design, Creazione di acquerelli originali per un matrimonio (Brasile)

2016-2017 Esposizione in un residence turistico (Firenze)

Esposizioni collettive

2023

Lug – Biennal d’Aquarelle de Brioude – Visita il sito

 

2022

Mag – Fabriano in Watercolor, Bologna – Visita il sito

Feb – Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l’Eau, Parigi, Art Capital – Visita il sito

 

2021

Lug – Saint Yrieix la Perche (Fr), 16th International Watercolour Exhibition 

2020

Lug – Saint Yrieix la Perche (Fr), Salon International d’Aquarelle – online (due to Covid-19)

May – Oct, Online Exhibition (due to Covid-19) organized by the Italian Watercolor Painters Association - Go to the exhibition

Jan - Bern (Switzerland), International exhibition, Eventidarte

biennal aquarelle brioude 2023
Art capital paris 2022
Paris Salon dessin et peinture a l'eau 2022 - Emmanuele Cammarano MANU - 2021 grand palais
Salone di Saint Yrieix la Perche 2021. I vecchi amici di Emmanuele Cammarano
Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial
Salone di Saint Yrieix la Perche 2021. I lavori esposti di Emmanuele Cammarano

2019

Nov – Bern (Switzerland) Art Paper International, organized by Eventidarte

Jul – Saint Yrieix la Perche (France), International Watercolor Exhibition

2018

June - Maccagno, "Maccagno in Watercolor" group exhibition organized by the Italian Watercolor Association

Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial

2017

Jul – Saint Yrieix la Perche (France), International Watercolour Biennal

Apr - Fabriano, International Watercolor Exhibition "Fabriano in Watercolor" organized by InArteFabriano

2016

Sept – Alessandria (Italy), Palazzo del Monferrato, Group Exhibition organized by Italian Watercolor Association (AIA)

Aug – Le Teich (France), International Watercolour Biennal

Jul – Sainte Féréole (France), 4th International Watercolour Biennal

Jul – Saint Yrieix la Perche (France), International Watercolour Biennal

Jul – Vancouver (Canada) IWS International Watercolor Biennale

May – Milan, "Mostra Art in Water”, group exhibition

Apr – Fabriano International Watercolor Exhibition “Fabriano in Watercolor 2016” organized by InArteFabriano

Jan – Rome, Group Exposition held by Roman Watercolour Association

Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial
Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial

2015

Dec – Stiava (Italy) 16th Paintings - Group Exposition and Contest

Nov – Halifax (Canada) 90th Annual Open International Juried Exhibition

Oct – Mendrisio (Switzerland) "Galleria All’angolo" Gallerygroup exhibition 6×6

Oct – Aiguillon (France) 8th Watercolour International Exhibition

Sept – Llançà (Spain) 18th International Watercolor Exhibition

May – Verona (Italy) “I Colori dell’Acqua” International Watercolor Exhibition

Apr – Haillan (France) Watercolor Exhibition

Apr – Fabriano (Italy) International Watercolor Exhibition “Fabriano in Watercolor” organized by InArteFabriano

Apr – Kazimierz Dolny (Poland) International Watercolor Exposition

Jan – Milan, "Velasquez Gallery", group Exhibition

2014

Aug – Bellagio (Italy) "Torre delle Arti" Gallery. Group Exposition

Aug – Schignano (Italy) "Trofeo Vicolo Poldo" Prize

Jun – Como (Italy) Academy of Fine Arts, Group Exposition “Per vedere come stanno le nuvole”

Contests

2015 – Armajeur Silver Award

2015 – Bold Brush Online Painting Competition, Outstanding Watercolor Award

2014 – Armajeur Silver Award

2014 – Bold Brush Online Painting Competition: Outstanding Watercolor Award

2014 - Settimo Milanese (Italy) 11th National Painting Competition, finalist

2014 - Milan, Expo Arte Corvetto, finalist

Education

2016 – Watercolor workshop held by Joseph Zbukvic, Milan

2015 – Watercolour workshop held by Chien Chung Wei, Aosta, Italy

2014 – Portrait in watercolor, course held by Paula Kopestynska, Milan

2014 – Watercolor workshop held by Keiko Tanabe, Milan

2014 - Painting school, IED Academy of Fine Arts, Como

2013 – Oil Painting training held by Fabiola Quezada, Lugano, Switzerland

2013 – Watercolour course held by Antonella Gabrielli, Lugano, Switzerland

2009 – Fine Art School, Taller de Arte Lamina, Madrid. Figurative drawing

Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial
Emmanuele Cammarano Acquerellista - watercolor artist watercolor paintings - watercolorist and tutor - demo tutorial