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Saturday, August 15, 2015

On Kindness ...

"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau 

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"Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion."
- Dalai Lama

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"The best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless,
unremembered acts of kindness and love."
- William Wordsworth





'Bianco astratto'
© Mary Serantoni. All rights reserved. SERANTONI Designs.etsy.com

Available on premium Fine art Metallic paper at https://www.etsy.com/listing/87623799/flower-photo-bianco-astratto-fine-art?ref=shop_home_active_6

Sunday, May 31, 2015

California, Stolen Moments ...

Stolen moments. California dreaming. Pastoral Zen. Spaces for healing. Rejuvenate, reinvigorate. Inspiration takes flight again... 


'Art of Leisure' ©


'Tosca Cafe' © 


'Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower' ©

© Mary Serantoni. All rights reserved.
Images from the 'City Novellas Collection' are available at http://www.SerantoniDesigns.etsy.com. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dreaming of Tuscany...


'Celebrate Me Home'

'Room with a View'


'Pomegranate & Artisan Terra Cotta'


'Paradiso in Chianti Vineyard' 


© Mary Serantoni. All rights reserved.
My Lucca, Chianti and Florence are available at http://www.SerantoniDesigns.etsy.com. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Last Metro to You


'Last Metro to You'
© Mary Serantoni. All rights reserved.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113384780/paris-photography-metro-sign-french

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Road Trip Art Adventure

Apologies on the sabbatical, but I am back! Wall Decor licensing required research time to decide whether to accept a contract offer. Legal counsel won out, as it was too restrictive during and after the designated timeframe. It is difficult not to jump for joy over high-end retailers, but a fair and balanced calculated risk assessment remains the mandate.

What does one do when a blast of energy and newfound inspiration is in order? Road trip. We drove to Las Vegas for a two-day blitz. The Peter LIK Galleries in the Venetian and at Caesar's Palace were first on the list. Standing before the mammoth Fine art photographic creations was the perfect elixir. It was particularly noteworthy to hear the Gallery Reps discuss the blind judging process for PPA International Photographic Awards. They were as proud of Lik's Merit Awards, as am I, of my hard-won Merits. A humbling experience. I have the highest regard for those who choose to chase beauty and light in the world we live in.

The Rotella Gallery at the Forum Shops at Caesars was next up for revered magical moments. I wanted to view the work of Seattle's Art Wolfe, who I have followed for so long. Magnificent! The Gallery offered an introduction to the photography of Robert Rotella, David Yarrow and Michael Levin. It would be an understatement to say that I was in composition and color heaven. The adventurer's spirit was overwhelmed by Landscape, Nature, Wildlife and Human Canvas collections. A favorite moment was to sit before Wolfe's 'Power and Grace' homage to the White Carmargue Horses of France.


Dale Chihuly, the adored glass artist and sculptor was presenting a book signing under his fantastical 'Fiori di Como' ceiling installation at the Bellagio. What a perfect finale to a rejuvenating art adventure road trip! 

Wishing you a Happy Merry Christmas with a December 'Water Lily'.



'Water Lily' available at www.SerantoniDesigns.etsy.com.
Photographic Print, Giclee' Gallery Canvas, and new addition to the paper product line.
© Mary Serantoni. All rights reserved.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Vintage Goodness of 'La Creme' ...

The love of a sepia-tinged black and white print that translates vintage goodness was my goal in creating 'La Creme'. I wanted to highlight a Botanical from Monet's exquisitely curated gardens in the way a gem designer would cut, polish, and set a favored stone in the perfect setting.

A bold, romantic yet modern, timeless classic ...


'La Creme'  fine art print on premium Metallic paper, Giclee' Canvas and Metal
© SERANTONI Designs / 2014. All rights reserved.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/198302514/black-and-white-nature-photography?ref=shop_home_active_13


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Intermezzo' featured on 'LA LINEA BELLA' Blog!

SWPPA's Award-winning 'Intermezzo' (top left) featured on 'LA LINEA BELLA' Blog!
... also in the Atelier Gallery of ever-fabulous Beate Casati.
Dreaming of the #ocean this week. LLB Summer Colour Crush - Cool Blues.

http://lalineabellaframingandart.blogspot.com/2014/07/summer-colour-crush-cool-blues.html


Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Summer Colour Crush - Cool Blues




La Linea Bella !
Fantastic Framing & Art
Charlottesville, VA

434.244.3050

'Intermezzo' is available at La Linea Bella! and Atelier ONE Gallery.

Also available as Fine art print, Gallery Canvas, Photo Wood Block, and Fine art Notecards at
http://www.SerantoniDesigns.etsy.com