I am a self-taught painter, given my first set of acrylics at the age of eleven. Generally when I paint, I work from reference photographs and sketches.

Rocco Blackelari
Most of my current work is mapped out much more in advance, although I do love to give into random and out-of-the-blue ideas whenever possible. Misplaced brushstrokes have had a habit of growing into my favorite details.

Bright colors and strong lighting, balanced with shadow, run throughout my catalog of work.


Medium: Acrylic on canvas