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We are delighted here at Galleria Misto to introduce some new talented artists.

Tim Parker, Nick Reale, Maria Saraceno, & Patrick Stickney

introducing & Spotlight



Tim Parker

Tim Parker is best known for figurative abstracts in oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas that reflect the influence of his 20 year career in the New York high-end fashion, fragrance and cosmetic industries.



After studying art at Parsons School of Design in New York, Tim went on to earn his master’s degree. He then embarked upon a career working in New York City as an illustrator, graphic designer and creative director.  In the latter capacity, he worked in marketing, branding and advertising for high-end fashion, fragrance and cosmetic companies.  His work revolved around fashion and cosmetic images which can be seen today in his abstract figurative work.


Distinctive Style

Eventually, Tim decided to concentrate on fine art full time. Influenced by Southwest Florida's reputation as a thriving and vibrant art market, Tim relocated to Naples, FL. Parker's style involves an exploration of theinteraction between texture, expressive brush strokes, vibrant color and the human figure, and he employs this same unique approach when painting other motifs, such as landscapes, wildlife, and still life's. The net result are paintings that allow viewers to see multiple facets and dimensions in and throughout his body of work.



Patrick Stickney

After years of managing creative departments at advertising agencies, in Western New York and North Carolina, Stickney started his own successful agency in Buffalo, New York servicing national and regional clients with marketing and creative media. He closed the agency in 2003 and became a teacher in Fine Art, Art History, and History.

He has been a Creative Director, Art Director, Illustrator, Copywriter, Broadcast Creator and Producer, and Agency President – winning numerous national and regional awards for creative works in print and television.


Always an artist

In 2000 he became more deeply involved in Fine Art and his paintings and drawings were embraced by galleries in New York City, Buffalo, Los Angeles, and Florida venues. His artworks have been featured in the Buffalo News, Tampa Bay Magazine, Tampa Bay Times, and other publications.


Dreams, Meditations & Myths

His artworks display a strong emphasis on dream images, personal visions, and human emotions. Stylistically his art shows expressionistic / surrealistic influences. Stickney’s art exhibits have been appropriately titled “Dreams, Meditations, and Myths.”

Other interests include art history, world history, playing acoustic and electric guitar, motorcycling, and photography.


“ Unique work…the results are intricate and evocative.”

Barbara Fredricksen – St. Petersburg Times.

The power of the artist’s line drawings with color accents tells stories not yet heard… his work defies classification.” Aaron R. Fodiman – Tampa Bay Magazine.

How incredibly beautiful your painting is…uplifting…thank you so much for another

beautiful window out. Your painting is my song…it couldn’t be any closer.”

International performer, singer, songwriter – Richie Havens.

Bold…I love your work.” Los Angeles Gallery and L.A.Artists

Owner, Gallery Director - Susan Anderson.

Saw your work hanging at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery…

absolutely beautiful!” Mark Dellas – Owner, Director of Editorial Art

Traffic East Magazine, New York.

In the midst of many years of commercial success, Stickney never lost his passion for fine art.” Louise Continelli - The Buffalo News.

Galleria Misto Presents...


Valorie Vogel

In 1954, city of Angels, the cosmos delivered to Earth a 3rd generation artist. Valorie’s creative spirit awakened in early childhood. From crayons and pastels she has evolved to oil and acrylic paints.

A self-taught artist, she painted signs, oil paintings, etched/stained glass and jewelry from her studio/gallery in Sunny Days Plaza, Homosassa, FL. (1978-2000)



A professional artist for 40 years, she has decorated walls with paintings and murals in a wide range of subjects.  These include landscapes, buildings, wildlife, pets, portraits, floral and fantasy.

Now, she paints from her home studio in Homosassa.  Exotic birds, figures, orchids, and tropical foliage created in a painterly style with layers of subtle beauty.


The Artist

What’s unique about how I paint?  I play music.  When it inspires me, I get up and dance. My inner wild woman takes over with sensual movements.  That’s how I generate artistic passion.

Since I’m a third-generation artist, it’s natural my imagination comes out to play. I paint to surround myself with the art I wish existed. Even as a child, I've loved the creative process of layering colors next to each other.  Purple near blue-green for instance, excites me.

Nature inspires me, especially secret pockets of paradise hidden in tropical rain-forests. I love waterfalls, rivers and oceans.  Exotic birds and orchids fascinate me endlessly.  

If my art makes you happy, too, that’s the cherry on top!

Honors & Awards

Best of Show-2015-Art Center of Citrus County, FL / 1st Place-Visual Poetry Contest-Carrollwood Cultural Center, FL / Award of Merit-1991-St. John’s River Festival, FL / Best of Show-1991 Citrus County Fair-FL  /  Award of Merit-1991- Leesburg Fine Art & Craft Festival, FL /  Award of Excellence-1991-Citrus County Festival of the Arts, FL /   Award of Distinction-Homosassa Art & Seafood Festival, FL /  First Place-1984 Homosassa Springs Art Fair, FL /  Best of Show-1983-Spring Fling-Homosassa, FL /  Purchase Awards-1979,’80,’82-Citrus County Art Center, FL

Solo Exhibition:

Galeria San Sebastian-2005- Inverness, FL


“Aurora” – Sedona Journal of Emergence- July 2001- Front Cover

Artist spotlight - Carrie Smith

Deeper Awareness


I seek to evoke a deeper awareness of the female/male gaze in Clearwater,Florida.  My paintings reflect the essence of that individual, echoing a familiarity in expression, emotion and attitude.  My portraits challenge you to look beyond the gaze, behind the flesh and question what is transpiring psychologically, beneath the surface of a woman/man’s façade.

The Artist


What started out as a childhood love of art has turned into a successful career as a full-time artist for me.  Born in Clearwater, Florida and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, I returned to Clearwater after graduating from college.

I was encouraged to pursue art as a career by a high school art teacher.  While attending Ohio University, where I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting and drawing. 

I knew this was my passion for life.



When painting, my subjects are posed facing the viewer head on to convey the impression they are looking right at you.  I use a linseed oil and liquid glazing technique that creates a smooth texture.

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By artists such as Joan Miro, Giorgio de Chirico, Art Fronckowiak, Essud Funcap, Peter Stillton, Dorothy Spangler, Cienfuegos Rivera, Henry Hobbs, Edna Hibel, Don Hatfield, Kerry Hallam, Olaf Weighorst, Virginia Mims, Max Papart, Pino, Tolla Inbar, Taylor Ikin, John Canning, Jurgen Gorg, Stephen Baldoff, Stacy Barter, Azarin, Stavri Kalinov, 

Peter Max, Chuck Boux and many more.  

There is something for everyone at Galleria Misto.  

An eclectic array of beautiful artworks, we hold a variety of treasures and gifts in all price ranges.


Please contact the gallery for any additional information on any of the artists here or indeed if you have a special request.  We can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

You may wish to simply try a piece of art in your home or office space first and see how you feel about it for a few days.

We can bring one or many pieces to your space and help you decide where the piece might be best suited, or you can take yourself.  Either way, you are under no obligation to keep it!

We want you to LOVE your choice and be 100% happy with your purchase.