Instructor: Rick Casali
Rick Casali attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. From 2004 to 2007, he maintained a close apprenticeship with renowned portrait artists Cederic and Joanette Egeli at their farm in Edgewater, Maryland. Casali also studied extensively with sculptor Stephen Perkins, an expert in human construction and anatomy. Additional mentors include colorist George T. Thurmond and portrait artist Michael Shane Neal. 

Casali's work expresses his appreciation for nature and his love of the figure. His style embraces Classicism, Impressionism, and elements of modern design, aiming to fuse the timeless geometry of the Greeks with a fresh Impressionistic vision of reality. 

Teaching Philosophy:

"All artists have a duty to teach. It's how artistic knowlede survives and grows from generation to generation." Casali has taught drawing, painting, and sculpture at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and at St. John's College, as well as various workshops across the United States. A key figure in the Mid-Atlantic art community, Casali serves at the vice president to the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters. 

Casali currently lives and works in Galesville, MD. 

  • 2018, Finalist, Portrait Society of America International Competition (portrait bust Helena Augusta, patinated plaster)
  • 2017, Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America International Competition (portrait bust Cecile, patinated plaster)
  • 2016, Finalist, Portrait Society of America International Competition (self-portrait bust, bronze)
  • 2013, Finalist, National Sculpture Society 80th Annual Awards Exhibition (figure sculpure Spring, bronze)
  • 2012, Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America International Competition (portrait bust Gabrielle, patinated plaster)

Artistic Anatomical Drawing
Figure Sculpture
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