"Poughkeepsie Harbor, 1888".  9'x18', (c) 2014 located at the Ice House Restaurant, Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie, NY
Tower Music book available for purchase. All books are signed and the price is $20. Please email me your address for mailing or if you are local I can deliver in person. Francpalaia1@gmail.com
Just finished a new mural in Pougheepsie at Red Oaks Mill. It features a historic water mill that existed in the neighborhood. It measures 12'x 30'. Commissioned by The Mill Restaurant.
Garden Street Mural”    Poughkeepsie, NY The Garden Street mural measures 45’x70’ and was originally  painted in 1990.It became very faded and was re-painted  to its original color and design by artist FRANC PALAIA in 2016.  The image of four buildings is painted in a Trompe L’oeil style  meaning “fool the eye”.  Only a few of the windows are real. It is  the largest mural in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County.
"House of Oil" is a new sculpture recently installed at the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper, NY as part of the 2016 Outdoor Sculpture Park on Rt. 28.  This piece is made of partial recycled materials and incorporates photo transparencies illuminated by a solar panel on the roof of the painted house. This piece addresses the issue of the use of polluting oil as compared to the use of clean solar to accomplish the same need for energy. Old dirty energy vs. new clean energy.  (c) 2016.
"FRANC PALAIA is a multi media artist living and working in Rhinebeck NY. I work in several media which include, photography, murals, sculpture, artist's books, functional art, and illuminated mixed media works incorporating a variety of materials. This website will inform you of these varied works as well as familiarize you with my biographical background. I also work independently as a curator, educator, signmaker, TV producer and musician.  All the artworks here are available for purchase and commissions for public art are appreciated. To purchase or commission a project get in touch with me at the contact button".
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