Carl Calderone

Carl Calderone

Calderone was inspired early by his Catholic faith: “Growing up in a devoutly Catholic family, the single greatest influence on my creativity was the Church where art filled the senses in the form of paintings, statuary, glass, music, mosaic, incense, and architecture. The desire to paint, draw, and create is just one of many blessings.” His high school art teacher exposed him to various media, tools and foundational skills that drew him to watercolor. And his youthful love of Jazz informs his fluid, improvisational style, marked by colorful spontaneity and drama. “I couldn’t play Jazz, so I painted what I heard.” Today he is equally inspired by a variety of subjects, including landscapes, fishing, hunting, horse racing, sailing and boating.