Armando Farina awards Pauline Thomas with Diploma

Armando Farina with the Diploma for Pauline Thomas

I am privileged and honoured this week to have received The Diploma of Academician Member of The International Academy Santarita, from Armando Farina, for artistic merit.
Unfortunately due to family committments I am unable to travel to Turin this week for the ceremony. However I have this evening received photographs from Turin showing Armando with my diploma and a reproduction of my painting Torn.
I have been honoured to work with Armando Farina over the past few years. Armando is one of the elite contemporary forward thinking artists of his time, often copied but never bettered. I was privileged to exhibit with Armando and his academy in Turin in 2009 and also the Science Museum of Freidano Settimo in 2013.
Torn was exhibited with Armando in 2009 as part of the International Art Exhibition “A Bridge Between Cultures and Differences” and subsequently sold to an art collector in Dubai just over a year ago by gallery manager Aileen Mitchell of the Art Gallery Tetbury and owner of Tyre 2 was also exhibited in Turin which sold in the same manner.
I look forward to receiving the diploma in the post and being academic member of The International Academy of Santarita.

Armando painted with Picasso. Produced murals for: “Sindone ’89” in Rome. “The Angel of Turin”, a 4m x 10m work for the Sacred Museum of Cracovia. “The heart of Jesus” measuring 90cm x 90cm, and on permanent display in the Vatican. Pinacoteca. “Stabat Mater “, a 1m square piece, within the Sanctuary of Pompeii, and several restorations carried out on various Frescoes in churches and castles around Turin and Piemonte.  He has exhibited alongside many masters including Mattia, Gilardi and Prada He has a network of galleries who distribute his paintings, who can be found in Rome, Bergamo, Milan, Taormina, Pesaro, Padova, Venice, Paris, Edinburgh, Düsseldorf, Sydney and New York and is regularly shown at art fairs in London, Edinburgh, New York, Cannes and Dublin, among others throughout continental Europe.