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

Contrada Del Prato, 6, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 335 608 6530
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Master Painter

Don't miss this art gallery! The masterful paintings of Paulo DEMARIA Guatamacci represent iconic... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Anne D
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Pasadena, California
A Gifted Painter - A Gallery you must visit in Verenna

Paulo is a most talented artist and I love so much of his work. I have two of his paintings hanging... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Kirby1953
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Edinburgh
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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 landscapes, still lifes and paintings of Lake Como in the many possible settings and seasons. Our prices include our Florentine frames, all taxes/fees and international shipping is free of charge. We are pleased to offer complimentary wine and snacks with all painting purchases. Feel free to check out our website to view our available paintings (marked by a Green Dot), and client testimonials and to contact us if you have any questions! (Private viewings are available. Please contact us for an appointment.)
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Contrada Del Prato, 6, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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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

Thank Anne D
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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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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Paulo is a most talented artist and I love so much of his work. I have two of his paintings hanging in our living room - one of the lavender fields in Provence and the other of the mountains in the Italian Alps (this is...More

Thank Kirby1953
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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Oh, Andrew, thank you for these kind words about Paolo’s work. What a nice surprise to read them. So pleased to hear that you are so pleased with your latest acquisition and to know that you actually hiked in the scene itself. Monte Disgrazia (Mount...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and just popped in to have a look. Melita gave us a very warm welcome and we were captivated by one particular painting of Varenna. Unfortunately it had been sold BUT Melita assured us that we could commision a...More

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Paul D, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Oh, thank you, J.K. and Kevin! What lovely words you've written about your experience with our gallery and of acquiring your "La riva di Varenna" painting. It was such a pleasure working with you two these past few months. It is always a bit tricky...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We loved Pauls paintings and brought two of them. We are quite fussy about what art we will buy and had been looking all through france and Italy to find really nice paintings. At the end of our trip we found this gallery and loved...More

Thank Jody E
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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Oh Jody, you and Paul are the best! Thank you so much for this delightful review. We so enjoyed working with you and I remember well meeting all the family members you were traveling with over the course of the days you were in Varenna...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a charming and welcoming gallery. You won't regret stopping in to view the beautiful oil paintings by talented local artist Paul DeMaria. There are many scenes of Italy as well as other subjects. The artist's wife handles the gallery and is friendly, helpful...More

Thank Stina F
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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello, Stina. Thank you so much for this lovely review. My apologies for not responding sooner. We are in the midst of the closing weeks of the gallery for the 2017 season. (After November 1st , we will be open “by appointment only” during the...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We just wondered into this adorable gallery during our visit to the Como lake. Such a memorable find - excellent art collection and friendly and stimulating conversations with the owner. We finished buying a nice piece of art that now found its permanent home in...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hello, Marina! What a nice surprise to hear from you and to receive this lovely review. Grazie mille (a thousand thanks). Your enthusiasm for art (and life) is truly infectious. I am so glad that you and Dwayne found your way to our art studio...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

What a find this gallery is! Varenna is so refreshing after the hustle and bustle of Bellagio. Happening upon the gallery, located just off the main square, added immensely to our enjoyment of Varenna. Paul DeMaria is truly a gifted artist and many of his...More

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Paul D, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Oh, Paul. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this delightful review. You said you were thinking of writing one, and you did! I remember well when you visited our humble little art gallery in Varenna. I enjoyed speaking with you and am so pleased...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Dear Melita, The day came all so quickly and efficiently. With bated breath we hurriedly (but carefully) undid your excellently dispatched package. Nothing could have gone wrong with that packaging!!! What was revealed sent a gush of excitement and oh so fond memories of the...More

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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Oh, Robert. What a joy to discover this eloquent and expressive review. It is almost poetic. I think you missed your calling being the wine "biz". Writing is your real gift. Paolo and I could feel your passion come through as we read it and...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

What a lovely surprise walking into this gallery. The warm welcoming. from Melita and Paolo's exceptional paintings. After a long time chatting and admiring the art, our eyes kept being drawn to an enchanting still life of aubergines( egg plants). Melita was happy to let...More

Thank Janine V
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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Oh, Janine. What a lovely surprise to read this review!! Thank you so much for your kind words of your and Warwick's impressions of your time in our little gallery in Varenna and of your experience in acquiring your lush still life. Your chose a...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I have just started collecting art pieces and just so happened to be in Lake Como for a wedding. So I did some online research and stumbled upon Paolo and Melita's gallery. Was really impressed with their website pictures so i decided to organise a...More

Thank Azril R
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Paul Demaria G, Owner at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Oh, Azril. What lovely words you've written about your experience in our humble little gallery here in Varenna. Thank you. I can't tell you how honored Paolo and I were to have you spend so many of your (barely) 48 hours here on Lake Como...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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