Studio Incamminati

Produced by Michael O'Reilly | October 1, 2010

Nelson Shanks lives and works just outside of Philadelphia on the Delaware River and has painted everyone from Princess DI and Pavarotti to Pope John Paul 11 and President Clinton, each in a realist style. Sensing a need for a different kind of instruction that would teach students the inner workings of his painting technique, he and his wife, Leona, (herself an artist), founded Studio Incamminati - a small "atelier" in Center City Philadelphia. We detail the straightforward instruction that occurs within the otherwise inscrutably-named school.

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Friday Arts Extra: Princess Di

In this web-exclusive video edited by Bianca DiMaio, we visit with Nelson Shanks as he is painting the second of his original portraits of HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. He talks about the motivation for this painting and his time in London in the company of the princess during the execution of the first painting.

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