Ricco Painting Exhibit Opens June 6

Ricco Accurso will show the results of years of painting in “Ricco Paints: A Debut Exhibit,” in his Shepherdstown gallery June 6–28.

The show will open with an artist’s reception Saturday, June 6 from 5:30–7:30 pm. The gallery, located at 125 West German Street, is next door to The Press Room restaurant.

“All of my life, since I was a child, I have been a painter,” Ricco explained, “but my professional work for decades has been creating jewelry. This show consists of paintings from decades ago, as well as new work. They represent my evolution as an artist and my experimentation in a number of media and on a variety of themes.”

Over several decades, Ricco has lived and painted in locations as diverse as Greece, Mexico, Spain and Argentina. Because it’s a medium that’s amenable to painting venues such as sidewalk cafes or the rocky coast of the Mediterranean Sea, much of Ricco’s work is in watercolor. But the show also includes  work in oil and acrylic.

Some of his favorite subjects—which he returns to in different styles and media—include Shepherdstown’s Potomac River area, including the old railroad bridges, and the vineyards and snow-capped Andes mountains of Argentina, where he spends several months a year.

For more information, contact the gallery at 304-870-4175 or write to ricco@riccogallery.com.


Photo: Ricco’s painting in a cafe in Spain attracts a gaggle of schoolboys.