Anthony “Tony” Joseph Papa

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Artist’s Statement: ┬áTony Papa

” After retiring from Union Carbide Corporation, I pursued a long-time passion to paint WV landscapes and chemical plants and to apply paint to the canvas with a palette knife. The paintings usually reflect personal memories from the many photographs taken over the years. Recent efforts emphasize improvements the chemical industry has made to minimize/eliminate pollution. Attempts are made to show the chemical industries hidden beauty. The array of colors exhibited by off-gases of manufacturing units, the exotic color of the flues, the complex entanglement of pipes and storage tanks, reactors distillation stills. These are precious to me and so very important to the production of numerous everyday materials which we use and take for granted. More recently I have gained an interest in applying bright colors to images, using mainly reds with minor amounts of yellow and sometimes blue.”

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