Francisco Centofanti

His work has been exhibited extensively and is collected by clients in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, Florence and London. Amongst his many international collectors are art dealer Martin Summers, financier Mark Lapidus, writer Nigel Hinton, Don Foster MP and lead singer from The Who Roger Daltrey CBE.

"Francisco Centofanti is a fabulous artist. I particularly love his landscape paintings - he captures light and colours brilliantly." Roger Daltrey CBE

"From the time I left Florence in 1999 I have been drawing and painting practically non-stop, constantly searching and exploring different mediums and subjects, trying to fuse the old and the new to come up with a visual language that will speak to people in modern times and will bring joy, wonder and a sense of the great mystery."

2017 – First Prize, Glynn Vivian Open Exhibition, Swansea

2006 - Royal Society of Oil Painters,Winsor & Newton Young Artists 3rd Prize, London

2003 - Carroll Foundation Award for Best Portrait (of Sir Wilfred Thesiger), Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 ‘I Dreamt in the City’ – Exhibiton of Art Prints, Vyner Studios, 1 Vyner Street

2008 ‘Twilight to Midnight’ - Beauxs Arts Gallery, Bath, UK

2003 ‘Interiors’ - Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, U.K.

1999 ‘Degree Show’ - Gallery Fourty Seven, Bloomsbury, London, UK.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Swansea Open, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea

2017 ‘Mirondela Dels Arts, Pezenas, France

2012 FAA Alumni Show, Florence, Italy

2010 FAA Alumni Show, Florence, Italy

2008 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Finalist, London

2004 ‘I Dreamt in the City’ Mall Galleries, London

2003 Beaux Arts Gallery, “Group show” – Bath, UK

2003 Century Gallery, “FAA Show” Virginia, USA

2003 Fairfax Gallery – “Six of the best”, Tunbridge Wells, UK.

2002 Royal Society of Oil Painters, Windsor & Newton Young Artists Finalist, London

2002 Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2002 Laing Art Competition, Mall Galleries, London.

2000 BP Portrait Award, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland.

2000 BP Portrait Award Finalist, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.


Egg Tempera and Mixed Media
91 x 60cm

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