Statement

I begin each piece with an end product in mind but rarely end with that vision as the ink and watercolor can take me on an unknown journey while I work. Over time I have developed an expressive combination of ink and watercolor together creating a unique style of painting that are both interesting to me and to the viewer. 

 

My subject matter varies as I look for compositions and colors that appeal to me rather than the content. Using items other than a brush to apply the ink and paint continue to make each piece a unique experience with a consistent style.

 

At ten years old my dream was to be a Mad magazine artist. He took every cartoon class in the area to realize that dream. While attending the School of Visual Arts as an illustration major an instructor told him he was a natural at fine arts forever changing his artistic direction. Now primarily focused on watercolors and acrylic paintings you can still see traces of my love for cartooning.

 

About

A native of Connecticut Mr. Carboni has been very active in the local art community. A member of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists since 1995 and has served on the Guild’s board of directors, created and maintained the Guild’s original website and been the Guild’s historian. He has been a board member of the Ridgefield Arts Council, and moderator of the Abstract/Contemporary Moderator for the Wetcanvas website and is currently a member of SCAN (The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown)

 

 

Mr. Carboni has exhibited his work at The Ally Bally Bee, Rockwell Art and Framing, Sarah’s Wine Bar, Susi Laura Massage Therapy, the Cutting Board, Nature’s Temptations and Wilton Pizza, Sundance Café and Wine Bar, Wilton Pizza and Piccolo Pizza and Jazzeria. 

 

In 2023 he was in a group show with artist Alison Booth at the Ridgefield Library.

 

Mr. Carboni won the Barbara Goodspeed Memorial Award and the SCAN Member Award at the SCAN 51st Juried Art & Sale show and has had two paintings accepted at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried show, juror Benjamin Genochhio, a New York Times art writer and critic.