Corridan gallery of Santa Barbara

Contemporary Fine Art of Santa Barbara

Corridan Gallery Exhibit August 15 through October 31, 2008

Elliot Ciampi Koi Paintings

Elliott Ciampi Koi Paintings

Elliott Ciampi’s Contemporary Realism Paintings focus on the
graceful movements and vivid colors of the Koi fish.

Corridan Gallery is proud to present “The Koi Paintings”, a solo exhibit of paintings by Elliott Ciampi. The exhibit will hang from January 15 through February 28, 2009. There will be “An afternoon with the Artist” to celebrate his masterful work on Saturday, January 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Mr. Ciampi’s paintings have developed from a lifetime of contemplative observation and love of nature. An accomplished Landscape painter, he originally worked “en plein air” and now combines his outdoor art experience with studio painting, which allows him to work in a larger format. After many years of painting with Oils and Acrylics he made a switch to Pastels seven years ago. He developed a new dynamic in his studio technique and style by using this medium. Now his work encompasses Oils, Oil Pastels and Soft Pastels. The maturity of his style crosses effortlessly from one medium to the others. His latest paintings have become more powerful and vibrant as they capture the drama of nature.

In his current work, “The Koi Paintings”, Mr. Ciampi has focused his attention on the peace and tranquility of Koi ponds. He has captured the essence of these lovely creatures in their habitat.  By observing their color and energy and following the graceful flow of their swirling movement, he has created dynamic and compelling compositions in this series. His efforts result in works of art that are original and elegant.

About the Artist - Elliott Ciampi
Elliott Ciampi was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. His interest in art began at an early age and continues to be his main focus in life. An appreciation of the old masters made an impact on his own art and has guided him in his career and passion for painting. He credits his success to his art teachers who guided and instilled in him the joy of painting.
Mr. Ciampi attended California Polytechnic University, Pomona, California with studies in art history with emphasis in Theory of Design and Color. He studied under the tutorship of William Ptzensky, Art Department Chairman, University of California, Santa Barbara. He has also attended workshops and classes in Los Angeles with emphasis on Plein-air painting.
He has exhibited in group and solo shows and gallery affiliations and has won many awards.   Mr. Ciampi was a Prizewinner in The Pastel 100 competition, sponsored by The Pastel Journal, 2002. He is a member of the California Art Club and the Pastel Society of the West Coast. His works can be found in numerous corporate and private collections.

The Corridan Gallery is located at 125 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm.For more information – phone: (805) 966-7939 or email:

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