Sergio Roffo, painter (1953-), has been inspired by the work of traditional American painters such as Inness, Fitz Henry Lane & Albert Bierstadt, among others. Roffo's representations of coastal landscapes reveal a luminous, masterful feeling. As you view his art, you will discover a precise sense of value and atmospheric perspective that conveys a relaxed sense of calmness; a characteristic that defines and informs all of his works. Sergio Roffo's captivating depictions of the New England landscape have been included in a variety of museum exhibitions and have earned him many, many awards.
In 1994, Roffo was the winner of the Massachusetts Duck Stamp, after a friend suggested he try. Not being a wildlife painter, Mr. Roffo accepted the challenge and won on his first attempt, where others spend years trying. He holds the honor of being one of the youngest artists to be designated a “Copley Master” by the Copley Society of Boston. An elected “Fellows” member of the American Society of Marine Artists and an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Sergio's work is included in many private and publicly owned collections. He has also been selected for inclusion in numerous publications, such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Cape Cod Life, Down East Magazine, and American Art Review.
The youngest of six children, Sergio was born in San Donato Italy. His family immigrated to Boston where he attended Vesper George School of Art in Boston, majoring in Fine Arts and Illustration. After graduation, Mr. Roffo freelanced as an Illustrator for some time and became very successful after acquiring an agent in NYC. The demands of Illustration and burning the midnight oil took it's toll on Sergio, and eventually he turned to fine art - studying under the Boston School painters Robert Douglas Hunter and Robert Cormier.
A serious artist, Roffo continually strives to capture the elusive essence that is Nature. “My mission is trying to convey to the viewer the spirituality and sacredness of my work, indicating the harmony of nature through color and light. As artists, our creative goals will never be accomplished. We will always be students of nature, because nature does it so beautifully. We live each day passionately, others only dream of!”