Artist’s Palette by Marcello Luzi


Still life, watercolor on paper, by Marcello Luzi, circa 1982. Archival framing.

This painting was an award winning entry by the artist as a high school student.  As a young man, he accurately captured depth and perspective giving this still-life a three dimensional quality.  The tools of an artist, brushes, paints and a palette are presented in an accurate representation.  The lacquered black frame provides a stark contrast to this colorful medium.

Landscapes, in all of their diversity, and intimate still-life paintings are the common denominator for this multi-talented artist and interior designer.  When not engaged in a sophisticated design project, Marcello enjoys taking time off with his brushes and canvas.  He has created several exquisite oil color pieces, some of which are available for sale on this site. 

Marcello Luzi is a graduate of the Interior Design department of the Art Institute of Philadelphia following undergraduate study in Finance and Interior Design at Drexel University. He has lived in Italy and studied interior design and the history of architecture in France and Italy. In addition to his design work he also provides financial oversight for the firm as its Managing Principal. He is certified under the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ); he also has helped write exam questions and acted as NCIDQ exam chairman. After serving as chapter treasurer and president for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Pennsylvania East Chapter, he was a national spokesman for ASID and has co-chaired its Industry Advisory Council and chaired its Small Business Council. Mr. Luzi has served on the advisory board of the Interior Design Department at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, on the board of the Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania and has also taught and undergraduate and graduate course in Interior Design at Drexel University. He is an active member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Athenæum and works extensively with many charities, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, doing pro-bono design work and fundraising.

Framed size: 33″ wide x 29 1/2″ high