Italian of Sicily, Francesco Fontana is an International award winning artist, teacher and juror. He started is career in bohemian Paris, and founded his own Atelier in Milan, Italy. He masters both oils and watercolors, teaches in English and French and brings is European culture all over the world. Exhibitions include New York’s Salmagundi Club with American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society, USA as well as Bankside Gallery, London with Royal Watercolor Society. He has juried the Conference of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and has served as stage and field faculty of the Plein Air Convention & Expo for two years. Invitations to festivals include Door County, WI and Enpleinair Texas.