La Porta Gallery

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La Porta Gallery

La Porta Gallery
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La Porta Gallery features local landscape paintings and other works by established international artists. Offers a unique opportunity to observe an artist at work. Site specific landscape painting commissions by artist directors available in various dimensions and surfaces. Open May through October by appointment and during special events and exhibitions.
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Carolyn G
Mid Coast Maine, ME6 contributions
Beautiful gallery in charming Buonconvento.
Oct 2017 • Friends
While traveling in the Sienna district, don't miss Buonconvento and don't miss this little gem of a gallery next to the Sienna gate. The beautiful paintings by Maddine Insalco and Joe Vinson capture the Italian landscape beautifully and a lot are done using centuries old techniques for painting on paper, making them easy to get home. There are also contemporary still life paintings and incredible abstract works that you have to see in person. Brilliant!
Written 23 October 2017
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Thank you Carolyn! It s always a pleasure to meet someone who appreciates art.
Written 24 October 2017
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Rosanne M
Orlando, FL286 contributions
Cute little town
Apr 2017 • Couples
We did a day trip from Siena to Buonconvent. It is only a 25 minute train ride and a 5 minute walk to the center of town. The entry way is grand but not fancy. Wonderful town with only 3 main streets dotted with small shops and restaurants. Wander the back streets which has some nice architecture and lots of charming apartments and flowers.
Written 23 April 2017
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carol812
Seaside Park, NJ2 contributions
Perfect Gallery
Sep 2011
Beautiful, unique space to view work by Maddine Insalaco , Joe Vinson, and guest artists. The Plein Air landscapes are lovely and the owners will delight you with their knowledge and love of the area . Visit soon.
Written 15 October 2011
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Rachel N
New York City, NY17 contributions
While touring Tuscany, do not miss "La Porta" gallery in Buonconvento!
Oct 2011
The charming town of Buonconvento, just 20 minutes south of Siena, offers the perfect base for touring the most beautiful part of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. And what adds a special feature to this "bella" village is the presence of "La Porta" gallery owned and operated by artists Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson. This gallery offers a wide selection of their paintings .....from small 6" x 6" views of the area, perfect for tucking into a suitcase, up to larger pieces on both canvas and paper. They have revolving shows of other artists as well. The couple has been operating their week long plein air painting workshops "Etruscan Places in the area for more than 13 years and have a large following from the USA as well as parts of Europe. For more about them see .
Written 15 October 2011
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Jayspangles
Pickering, UK9 contributions
Delighful gallery with lovely paintings
Oct 2011
This tiny gallery, just near the main entrance gate to Buonconvento is full of delightful, mainly small, oils paintings of local scenes painted by the two owners. The smaller paintings are well priced, for the quality of the art, to take home as a lasting memento of your trip to Italy. It isn't always open as the owners are often out and about making more paintings, so its probably worth a phone call if you are making a special visit.
Written 15 October 2011
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Janice L
Key largo1 contribution
LaPorta Gallery is an adventure for the eyes!
Oct 2011
This charming gallery is a must when in Tuscany. Artists Maddine &Joe have captured the beauty & serenity of the Tuscan countryside in jeweled colors that are unforgettable. You will have to use great discretion in selecting your favorite paintings, unless you are able to take them all. Be sure to meet the artists...they are an inspiration, indeed. J Lee
Written 14 October 2011
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Gordon F
La Grange, IL1 contribution
Classical Italian landscape captured in superb modern oils
Sep 2011
A small friendly gallery featuring excellent plein air paintings by the owners Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson.
Work includes scenes from a variety of locations including the nearby Tuscan landscape and there are enough painting sizes and prices to accommodate most any pocketbook.
Be sure to see all the portfolio bin paintings on paper.
I purchased a painting that reminds us of our nearby villa lodging.
Written 14 October 2011
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