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OSIRIS RAIN

Founder and Academic Director,

Principle Instructor

Drawing and Painting

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Osiris Rain (b.1986) is an international award winning post contemporary representational painter, and a native of Charlotte who received his formal studies for painting in Florence, Italy, at the Angel Academy of Art, and in Norway, under master painter Odd Nerdrum. Rain's work has been featured in publications such as The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and The Huffington Post. His paintings are inquiries into the complex narrative of the human experience.

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MARK A. GUCCIARDI

Principle Instructor

Drawing and Painting

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Mark Anthony Gucciardi (b.1970) is a representational painter who located to Charlotte at the age of five from Gloucester Massachusetts. Gucciardi studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy from 1998 to 2002, where he also became an assistant drawing instructor from 2000 to 2002, as well as teaching summer workshops at the Academy in figure, landscape and portrait painting. Gucciardi has also taught at The Florence Design Academy and the Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Florence, Italy.  His paintings, drawings are featured in numerous private collections in the United States, Europe and Asia.