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About the Artist

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Claudio's Story

South American painter Claudio Nalerio lives and works in Northern California. His art is highly influenced by the rich architecture and landscapes of Argentina and Uruguay with flavors from his father's native Italy.

Nalerio's unique paintings combine oils with a sculptural plaster technique that incorporates depth and a bas-relief feeling to his art. In the final stages of his works, Nalerio adds delicate and amusing details that bring character and humor to the viewer. 

Claudio is known for his commissioned paintings that are custom designed for the architecture of the client's home. Drawing upon beloved themes of sea, beaches, and the charming towns and cities of his heritage, he creates unique scenes with secret details that are particularly poignant for his collectors.

6 Questions for Claudio Nalerio:

When did you first pick up a paintbrush?

Fifteen, Sixteen. Before that all I cared about was playing soccer. 

Always drew as a child. But I didn’t paint until I was about 15. Then I started painting my neighborhood of Palermo in Montevideo. 


What is your earliest memory of color?

Blue. the sky and the ocean. But, I especially think about a particular blue, sort of dirty, brown blue. It is the color of the water where the Rio de la Plata between Uruguay and Argentina meets the sea. 


Who have been the biggest influencers of your work as an artist?

Ignacio Iturria, I love his warm colors.


Other influencers?

You know, I think of myself as an accidental artist. I was a textile designer, and one day somebody commissioned me to make a painting and then it happened again and again, so I stuck with it. I never really looked a lot at other artists. I just paint.


Do you listen to music when you work? What music?

Right now  I am listening to melancholic French accordion music from the 1920’s and 1930’s 


What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Dulce de Leche. Ask any Argentinian and that’s what they’ll say. 

Let’s Work Together

linda Fairchild & Company

101 Lucas Valley Road, Ste. 363

San Rafael, CA 94903

Tel: 415-336-6407

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