Pauline Thomas was privileged and honoured earlier this year to have received The Diploma of Academician Member of The International Academy Santarita, from Armando Farina, for artistic merit.
Unfortunately due to family commitments she was unable to travel to Turin for the ceremony. However we have received photographs from Turin showing Armando with her diploma and a reproduction of her painting Torn.
Pauline has 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. She 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 artgallery.co.uk. Tyre 2 was also exhibited in Turin which sold in the same manner.
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 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.