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Marcelle Zanetti


Marcelle Zanetti was born in Massachusetts. Educated at University of Massachusetts and Southern Connecticut State University where she received degrees in Painting and Art Education.

Moving to  Stuart, Florida in 1981 Zanetti opened her first studio. In 1983 her first major painting exhibit was described as a “Botanists Dream” by Kenneth Crawford, Arts Director of the Martin County News. “Marcelle Zanetti sees the natural world with a passion for detail that begins in the compositions of her paintings and extends outward in all directions. The artist roams the mangrove swamps, savannas, pinewoods and sand flats locally to photograph and watch for the ‘visual event’ that gives her the inspiration to paint.”

Represented by some of the finest galleries in the country, her work is widely collected by both private and corporate clients. Included in this vast array are Tropicana, Havatampa Cigars, Bank of America, Hyatt Regency Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Disney World Resorts, Marriott Hotels, the Polo Club in Boca Raton, the Ocean Club in Key Biscayne, Jupiter Medical Center and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

“Large scale, realistically inspired distillations of tropical landscapes” describes my paintings. Categorically considered photorealism, I prefer to push my work beyond formal structure into Expressionism created by a more freely executed and emotional application. Referring to the perceptual world, intricate details and technique are documented while the painting surface is rendered expressionistically. At close range the compositions celebrate abstractions; from a distance, their focus changes to the lush energy of tropical flora.”