Italian born Guido Petruzzi is a retired executive from the New York City Fashion Industry. He built 17th and 18th century reproduction English furniture as a hobby. When he moved to South Carolina, he began painting daily en plein air or in his studio on Hilton Head Island.
Oil is Guido's medium of choice for all his landscape and still life paintings. He continues to study privately with Morgan Samuel Price, James Sulkowski and Scott Burdick, and hone his skills in workshops with plein air painters Matt Smith, John Budicin, Ken Auster, Ralph Oberg and George Strickland. Guido is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Hilton Head Art League and the Society of Bluffton Artists. His paintings are in private collections in Italy, Germany, Brazil and in many U.S. cities
Seventeenth century Dutch landscape artists and eighteenth century painters of the Hudson River Valley School have definitely influenced his strive to capture atmospheric conditions…but Guido's paintings are surely infused with the vibrant color of the low country.