Art on Walls

Arcadia Contemporary Gallery

VISIONS 2019’ Awards Exhibit in Collaboration with A.R.C.

Waianapanapa’s Tide on the Road to Hana

Oil on aluminum composite panel, 24” x 47”

Sotto lo stesso sole (Under The Same Sun)

Oil on wood panel, 50” x 45”. Interior Design by Barclay Butera

Sotto lo stesso sole

Oil on wood panel, 50”x45”

Corri al mare (Run to the Sea)

Oil on wood panel, 24” x 48”. Interior Design by Barclay Butera

Ashbridge’s Bay

Oil on wood panel, 24” x 30”

Ashbridge’s Bay

Oil on wood panel, 24” x 30”

Remembering Kā’anapali

Oil on canvas, 25” x 68”

Sacred Waters

Oil on Aluminum composite panel, 24” x 34”

Aloha

Oil on aluminum composite panel, 18” x 26”

Il soffio della vita (The Breath of Life)

Oil on canvas, 68" x 102" diptych

Testimonials From Collectors

Veli bagnati (Wet Veils)

“I have followed and admired the stunning artistry of Canadian artist, Carina Francioso for some time on Instagram and Facebook.  I am taken by her realistic portrayal of water scenes in conjunction with the power and beauty of the female form.  Once I decided on a piece for my home, Carina was extremely easy to deal with and followed the delivery right to the end ensuring everything went as planned!  I would highly recommend to anyone inspired as I am with her body or work, to reach out and secure your own part of her collection! (@artistcarina on Instagram)”

– S. J.  Private Collector
Newport Beach, California, USA

The Sea of the Soul

Sotto lo stesso sole (Under The Same Sun)

“Carina’s talent and passion are a gift to everyone who is fortunate enough to have one of her paintings in their home. Her incredible work inspires and transcends, thank you!”

– T. B.  Private Collector
Newport Beach, California, USA

The Sea of the Soul

“I purchased a print on canvas of “The Sea of the Soul” from Carina recently and I’d like to share what a great experience I had! I bought the piece online and I have never bought anything like that without seeing the painting in person before. Carina was very helpful and very attentive! She made me feel at ease that her work was of great quality and that I’d love the print. She even gave me ideas of framing and what would look best with that piece. What a great professional artist she is! I absolutely love the print thank you, Carina!”

– M. C.  Private Collector
Miami, Florida, USA
The Sea of the Soul
water sea stay

Sea Stay

“Carina’s painting print is hung over my desk and I look at it several times every day while I’m working. I love it. Love love love it!”

– M. J.  Private Collector
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Sotto lo stesso sole  (Under The Same Sun)

“Carina’s exceptional work and talent came to my attention when a friend posted a photo on Facebook of a recent acquisition. I was immediately drawn to it – the brilliance of the light beams reflecting off the water and the extreme detail of the painting – it seemed to be a photograph but was in fact a painting! This led me to Carina’s website and the many other pieces she has created. I was impressed with the range of her work that is enjoyed internationally in private collections and galleries, the many accomplishments of such a young person and of course her paintings!

So far, I have acquired three of Carina’s art prints – one on paper and two printed on canvas. The canvas prints were a new medium for me and Carina took time to explain and offer information. I absolutely love them! I find the motion of the waves with light dancing, in the ‘The Sea Of The Soul’ and ‘Under The Same Sun’, soothing and hopeful – as the perspective is both close up and out to sea. The images take me to other times spent on the water and like the waves, a feeling of serenity mixed with energy, wash over and for those moments when I stop to admire, I feel connected with nature and hopeful of the possibilities that lie ahead.

Carina went above and beyond in making each of these purchases a seamless process. She was quick to respond to emails and fulsome in her responses. She followed up with frequent updates about when the prints would be ready. She even brought one of the pieces with her when she happened to be near my home. Given the amount of time spent at home these days, I am so pleased to be surrounded by the beauty of these pieces!”

– D. D.  Private Collector
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Under the Same Sun
The Adriactic Glistens

The Adriatic Glistens

“To be able to paint the warmth of the sun shining on the water seems to me to be quite an achievement! And I couldn’t resist buying “The Adriatic Glistens”. Thank you so much Carina for making this purchase to Switzerland so easy, fast and safe. This painting is just beautiful and I never get tired of looking at it!”

– D. R.  Private Collector
Tschugg, Switzerland

 

Diamonds in the Water

“I own one original painting and a few prints of Carina’s. Her work is mesmerizing, I couldn’t resist owning more than one. Each painting looks as though I could walk right into it and smell the ocean. One of my prints is kept in my wellness centre, it is a perfect addition to the room and adds a serine touch to the space. I can’t tell you how many clients have commented on it as they enter. Carina made the purchase process smooth, professional and personable. I am already trying to decide which one to buy next. Her work is addictive to stare at while sipping tea. The quality is outstanding.”

– D. S.  Private Collector
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
diamonds in tne water
Sea Stay

Sea Stay

“It’s here! I am so happy!! I am so in love! Thank you for wrapping it so carefully . Thank you, thank you!”

– E. W.  Private Collector
Wellandport, Ontario, Canada

Aloha

“Carina is a fabulous artist of realism. One of my favourites is the ocean art she painted in Hawaii – however that piece was sold – so we bought a different seascape oil painting. Looks great in our living room. But all of them are awesome. It’s a great feeling to view and enjoy her hyper realistic artwork.”

– S. D.  Private Collector
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aloha
Georgian Bay at the Breath of Dawn

Georgian Bay at the Breath of Dawn

“I am the proud owner of a lovely sparkling seascape that I commissioned Carina to paint. Carina is a talented and knowledgeable artist. Her artwork is inspiring and beautiful – just like the person that she is. Thank you so much – we will enjoy your art for many years to come.”

– L.G.   Private Collector
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Odyssey

“Carina’s realist ocean art is even more stunning hanging in my home than can be appreciated online. People ask all the time if it’s a photograph. I tell them to look closer, and they are blown away to see the fine detail of the brush strokes. Treat yourself to one in your home!”

– J. A.   Private Collector
Buckingham, Virginia, USA
Odyssey
Aloha

Aloha

“Carina Francioso’s realistic oil paintings are phenomenal. I own several of her art prints and they were a great investment (they are collector pieces and increase in value). My mood is enhanced now every time I walk into the room and see her art on the wall, and this is exactly what I was looking for when purchasing art!”

– A.D.  Private Collector
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Come to the River

“Water is a gift, as is Carina and her impressive body of work. As an art dealer, consultant, and admirer I truly enjoy meeting and interacting with a variety of artists. It is rare to find someone who radiates like Carina. She is so genuine, so humble, gracious, giving and promotes a deep gratitude that can be felt just through the simplest of interactions. She is very professional and takes deep care of those connected to her to make sure they receive quality and satisfaction with every piece they collect. Working with Carina is as easy as floating and her magnitude to share her gifts is endless. I hope her collector base grows and grows as she continues to excel and adapt, adding beauty to the world all the while.”

– K. H.  Art Dealer
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Come to the River
Aloha

Sea Stay

“I think it looks absolutely incredible. My initial thoughts about the picture were that it reminded me of summer holidays in Croatia and swimming in the Adriatic (and it still does 😊) but seeing it now in different lights, sometimes it feels it could be nighttime, with moonlight reflecting off the water, or even a misty, damp day off the coast of England where I grew up. In any case, I totally love the picture, it’s so full of different energies and moods, thank you so much for the print.”

– G. C.  Private Collector
Lausanne, Switzerland

Aloha

“I follow you since 2019 when I found one of your works, since then. I love the sea, it is a very difficult element to paint and you know very well how to reflect all the emotions of the ocean (peace, uneasiness, strength, etc.) As if it were to overflow from the archival art paper. I am very grateful to have “Aloha” with me. The depth, the mix of colours, the realism… No words! I hope to be able to buy a work of yours in the near future 💙  Thank you very much, I will take very good care of your artwork!!!!! 🥰

– M.V.C.  Private Collector
Saville, Spain
Come to the River
Aloha

Remembrance

“Carina’s work is breathtaking. The realism and placement of the sparkles of sunlight catching on the water is so just beautiful. I also had the pleasure of meeting Carina first and finding out after the fact that she is a talented internationally recognized artist. As a lovely person, she too is surrounded by a warm beautiful light, just like her paintings. Keep doing the amazing work you do Carina. The work you create makes the world a brighter place.”

– G. K.  Private Collector
London, Ontario 

Sotto lo stesso sole (Under The Same Sun)

“Carina captures the senses of water so well in her paintings that you find yourself feeling its freshness as you listen to the rolling of the waves while watching the sun rays dancing and reflecting their light as they bounce along the water.  Carina is truly a gifted artist and she brings out the energy in her paintings.  I have never met an artist who can capture these sensations like Carina does!”

– S.M.  Private Collector
Cardiff, Ontario
Come to the River
Aloha

Corri al mare (Run to the Sea)

“I bought my first piece after being a fan of Carina’s art for 5 years. I love how she handled the whole journey with the same elegance and grace she infuses her art with; and being my first time and tech challenged; she guided me through the whole process with ease. I have been loving my print for a few weeks now and the energy from this painting is so calming to my soul. I may never fully express the gratitude I feel for this painting in words, yet, the beauty and grace this print emits fills my whole room with Divinity, and I am so happy to have a drop of the Divine in my space.  Thank you again Carina for sharing your gift the way you do, you’re such an inspiration.”

– T.H.  Private Collector
Seaside, California, USA