Rinaldo Skalamera is widely regarded to be among the world’s leading marine artists. His large scale studio paintings create “First Hand” experience for the viewer, putting them right on board one of his meticulously painted boats. A sense of the dramatic moment combined with thorough research and attention to precise detail has found considerable appeal and sell quickly into private and corporate collections. Rinaldo was born in Croatia and as a young artist he began to draw and paint the picturesque surroundings of his homeland. He moved to the United States with his family and continued to draw inspiration from the old towns and fishing boats he remembers from Croatia. A master of realism, Skalamera’s paintings also communicate emotion. With symphonic precision he translates familiar subjects onto canvas with a unique perspective, orchestrated by the delicacy of his brush-strokes and the subtle hues of his palette. Rinaldo has refined his skills as an artist by attending the Fashion Institute of Technology where he studied fashion illustration and fine arts, and later, at the Art Students League in New York. He is a permanent member of the American Society of Marine Artists. He has earned numerous awards and his works have published in Playbill, Quest, Chicago Social, Arts & Antiques, Worth Ave., Dan’s Papers, East Hampton Star, Town & Country, and many others. Rinaldo has been the subject of a one- man show and numerous group shows at the prestigious Wally Findlay Galleries in East Hampton- NY, Worth Avenue- Palm Beach, Chicago, Beverly Hills- California, and Barcelona- Spain as well as Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton- NY. He appeared in East Hampton Star, Cover of Dan’s Paper, Chicago Social, Yachtman, Palm Beacher, Worth Avenue, Times, Quest, Playbill and many other publications. Rinaldo resides and works in Fort Lee, N.J.