About Sam D'Ambruoso, Artist
“I'm continually searching for the play of darks against lights, expressed in vivid colors all in a painterly style. From florals to figures, the light becomes the drama, the feeling, the truth, which moves the viewer."
Sam D'Ambruoso of Middlebury, CT has been professionally painting landscapes since 1972. With over ten years experience in teaching workshops and art instruction in the United States and in Italy, his artists' workshops in Tuscany, Amalfi, as in the USA have been widely acclaimed by past participants. A graduate of Providence College, he studied with the internationally renowned landscape painter, Thomas Beuchner of Elmira, New York; advanced landscape painting with Skip Whitcomb of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Sam is a member of Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, Washington Art Association, the Lyme Art Association and an Elected Artist at the Kent Art Association,. He has been in regional as well as national landscape and figure shows. Sam listed as an official United States Coast Guard Artist. Current projects include original paintings of the New England, Tuscany, Amalfi, and Capri Italy as well as selected portrait commissions. He was elected a landscape-painting instructor at the 2004 Arts and Materials Show, sponsored by American Artist Magazine, in Pasadena, CA.
Many of his paintings are in public and private collections worldwide. His most recent landscape of the Connecticut River area is installed at the State of Connecticut Governor’s residence and now is included in the State’s Permanent Art Collection. At the 2018 Fall Show of the Kent Art Association, he was presented with the Barbara Goodspeed Award for portraiture.