An Italian Home: Settling by Lake Como [NOOK Book]

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Just what is it like for a foreigner to live and work in a northern Italian village, and become part of the community? How tough is it to leave your home country and settle in a new one? What do you have to do to be accepted by the people who live in a village that has existed for over five hundred years? Award-winning artist and stage designer Paul Wright and his partner Nicola found out the hard way, struggling through the nightmarish and obstructive Italian bureaucracy, but enjoying their life as they worked, ...

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An Italian Home: Settling by Lake Como

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Overview

Just what is it like for a foreigner to live and work in a northern Italian village, and become part of the community? How tough is it to leave your home country and settle in a new one? What do you have to do to be accepted by the people who live in a village that has existed for over five hundred years? Award-winning artist and stage designer Paul Wright and his partner Nicola found out the hard way, struggling through the nightmarish and obstructive Italian bureaucracy, but enjoying their life as they worked, played, laughed, ate and drank alongside the residents of a beautiful, quiet lakeside village. Enjoy Paul’s dry sense of humour as he conveys a vivid word picture of life beside the lake with their colourful and resourceful neighbours.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011457739
  • Publisher: Earlswood Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 627,779
  • File size: 334 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Wright is an English artist from Formby, near Liverpool who specialises in large scale murals, Trompe l’Oeil painted furniture, contemporary oil paintings and watercolour landscapes.

Following a period of study at the Southport College of Art, his first job was as a designer for a shop window display company in the centre of Liverpool. In 1963 however, at the height of the “Mersey Beat” era and as “Beatlemania” was about to sweep the world, he became involved in painting murals in many of the new clubs that were springing up all over the city.

His first work as a stage designer was for the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre, and later in the early 1980’s he won the London West End Scenic Art award for “The Aspen Papers” starring Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Reeve and was part of the design team responsible for the scenic design on the “Dr Who” science fiction series, as well as working in films for British television and cinema.

In 1982 Paul started his own art studio in the county of Surrey just outside London where he specialised in hand painted interiors for private homes, villas, hotels, offices, clubs etc from which his work attracted the attention of important architects, interior designers and private clients in London and abroad.

In 1991 Paul moved to northern Italy, where he continues to work from his studio and ‘art gallery’ base in the beautiful medieval village of Argegno on the shores of Lake Como, travelling all over Europe and to the US. Paul’s work has been featured in many art exhibitions in the UK and on two programmes for Italian Television, plus dozens of periodicals and newspapers worldwide.

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