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Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte

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High quality art, and a great hostess!

We visited Varenna in August 2018 and stopped in at this art gallery and met the artist's partner... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Incredible Custom Painting and Owners of the studio!

I can't describe what an incredible experience it was to work with Melita and Paolo! I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Open afternoons and evenings mid-April thru mid-October (and happily by appointment in the mornings or during the Off-Season). We have a permanent display of original oil paintings for Paul Demaria Guaitamacchi collectors worldwide featuring...more
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Contrada Del Prato, 6, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Varenna in August 2018 and stopped in at this art gallery and met the artist's partner, Melita. The art is of an exceptional quality with, what appeared to my eye, to be an impressionist influence on local scenery which is different to nearly...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Keith for these lovely complimentary words regarding Paolo’s work and your experience in the gallery. It was really such a pleasure for me to work with you and Amanda and your delightful (and exceptionally well-behaved) boys. You chose such unique pieces of Paolo....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't describe what an incredible experience it was to work with Melita and Paolo! I wanted to surprise my husband Anders on our wedding day with a custom painting of our ceremony site on Lake Como. I contacted the studio and asked them if...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh, Calista. You have left Paolo and I near speechless. What kind and wonderful words of praise of Paolo's work and our efforts to do our best to mark the occasion with all the special attention that it deserved. YOU were the joy to work...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

While walking through Varenna one evening, we passed by Paolo's gallery and our breathe was taken away by a beautiful oil of the fields in Tuscany. We promptly returned the next day and Melita was such a delight to work with. Once inside the gallery,...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Oh, David. Thank you, thank you for taking the time to write these exceedingly kind words about your appreciation for Paolo’s work and about your positive experience in the gallery. I was only too pleased to meet you and Donna and to talk with you...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

We visited Varenna in July 2015 and walked into the gallery by chance. We were immediately smitten by the wonderful paintings. We ordered one to be commissioned the next day that arrived at out house in the US 10 weeks later. Then 2.5 years later...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Oh, Andy. How wonderful to read these words and to re-visit the history that Paolo and I have with you and Dayna. Thank you so much. Many people are apprehensive to commission a painting (much less, two). Paolo and I are so glad you took...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We happened upon the gallery walking through Varenna and had a wonderful time viewing the paintings and talking with Melita. It was so nice to have a guided tour and hear about the places inspiring our favorite paintings. We left with a beautiful painting and...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Oh, thank you, Jackie for your kind words. It was so nice to meet you and Matt. You two are just delightful. And you chose such a special Lake Como piece (that Paolo just loves!) that really captures the intense summer sun and wind that...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is a 'do not miss' experience! Paola has captured the gorgeous scenery of the Lake Como area. His paintings are exquisite. We also appreciated the whole experience...Malita was charming, with great conversation and a local perspective on the area. We came to look and...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you, thank you, Karen! We are so grateful that you took a moment to share such kind words of praise here of Paolo’s paintings and of your experience in the gallery. It was my great pleasure to meet you and Eric and to work...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

Upon walking into this gallery you are enveloped within a cozy space, surrounded by Paolo's art which has been meticulously displayed. His thoughtful use of light and color makes one feel as if you could simply disappear into any one of his paintings and be...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Oh, Shannon. What a delightful surprise to read these very kind words both about your recent experience in our gallery in Varenna and also your impressively descriptive feelings about Paolo’s paintings and your reaction to viewing them. Wow. I’m almost speechless. But not speechless enough...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018

This gallery is a must see while in the Como area. Paulo's work is incredible and his wife Melita is very knowledgable. It was a pleasure to talk with her while deciding which painting to purchase.More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Oh, thank you, Robyn for these kind words about our little gallery and Paolo’s work. It was such a pleasure meeting you (and your lovely parents and your delightful girls) and working with you. Really, it was. I’m so pleased to hear that the experience...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

We first encountered Paolo's work nearly twenty years ago. A wonderful study of Bellagio that has pride of place in our home. We have added to the collection since, but always acquiring through galleries, never direct. Learning that Paolo has his own gallery with Melita...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank, you, Sara! It was so great to finally meet you and Bobby after all the twists and turns over the last two decades of you collecting Paolo’s work, especially through the gallery in London. What a story there of your experience with late, great...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Don't miss this art gallery! The masterful paintings of Paulo DEMARIA Guatamacci represent iconic scenes of Tuscany, Lake Como, and so much more. You will want one!More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Oh, Anne. How lovely to read your complimentary words about Paolo’s paintings. You and John have quite a history with Paolo’s work (and Varenna) dating back from when you (we) all met at Paolo’s exhibition at the Hotel Villa Cipressi in 2000, all the way...More

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Chesalon R
Paul and Melita, I am curious as to a rough price range on a landscape painting? I live in the United States and go on trips every summer with a friend if mine. This year we are going to be spending it traveling Italy. Every trip I love to friend a nice piece of art as a memory of the trip to bring home. However I am young and unexperienced about shipping international. After reading so many amazing reviews on your studio i am very excited to try to visit during our trip in May. But sadly as I said, I am young, and while planning to buy as nice of a painting as I can on the trip. I do not have all money I would love to spend on a painting. So I was curious what one roughly ran for in your studio? If there us a general range that would be amazing to know. Thank you so much for taking to time to read this and respond.
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Response from Paul Demaria G | Property representative |
Hello from Melita (Paolo’s American wife from Chicago). Thank you so much for contacting us and for your question about our prices for Paolo’s oil paintings. In general, I would say the range is from 800 euro (approx... More
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Response from Paul Demaria G | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your questions. Yes, we have "wheels" (as in two cars) and with some advance planning we could potentially collect and return people to their hotels/vacation rentals on and around the center of Lake... More
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