Stefano Altamura

Stefano Altamura was born April 9th 1988 in Napa Valley, California. At an early age, his father introduced him to renaissance paintings and sculptures. His affinity for classical work continued to grow and influence his drawings and paintings. Aside from three semesters of figure drawing classes, Stefano is completely self-taught. Through his own personal studies, he has developed a strong sense of color theory and a wide range of mediums. Though he most often he work in acrylics, making surrealist work that is vibrant and colorful, Stefano also has a deep fascination with the chemistry of art and the possibilities of creating and finding new styles and techniques. Stefano’s work focuses the eye on a figure (often the female figure) rendered in a realistic fashion and shrouded in fragmented forms reminiscent of mathematical fractals. These geometric shapes often seem to engulf the figure and act as a metaphorical cloak. An effect achieved by using multiple mediums, including watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic paint.

­­Stefano is currently an artist in residence in THE Studio at Grand Image.

THE Studio

At the center of Grand Image’s Seattle headquarters sits THE Studio, an open airy space with 20’ ceilings and skylights.  Our collective of emerging artists includes painters, fabricators and graphic artists who bring a diverse set of creative skills, creating new artworks every day.  This diversity allows us to create nearly anything imaginable from scratch and the ability to modify any of our existing images.  Guided by industry visionary Larry Winn and managed by Art Director Kate Maass, THE Studio generates scores of new original works each month.  Our creative team bring over 80 collective years of industry experience, delivering fresh imagery successfully wrapped in the Grand Image point of view.

Collaboration is KEY.

Collaboration with customers…  Collaboration among artists…  Collaboration between sales, marketing and creative… Collaboration.

The dynamic between our artists and our digital team is unique.  Working within the same space, often on the same projects, these disciplines complement each other, often times one augmenting the other.

Whatever your project requires- 3 dimensional works of wood, metal or found materials, large scale original paintings, detailed drawings or location specific photography; just bring us a color, an idea or your blank slate and we will flesh out the designs, provide you a mock-up and work within your budget and timeline.

THE Studio allows us to react quickly to customer needs and market trends.  It also provides an environment for experimentation, development and magic.