Fresco is a rigorous discipline with little margin for error, that carries with it the weight of thousands of years of tradition.

When executed properly, fresco has a beauty, depth and luminosity of its own independent of its stylistic and thematic motif.  Wether majestic or humble, figurative or abstract, the fresco confers integrity and a quite strength to the space it inhabits.

The ‘canvas’ of a fresco is a specially prepared plaster surface. The painting is done ‘al fresco’ that is, on the wet skin of the plaster. As the plaster cures, the lime crystalizes around the pigment particles bonding the paint permanently to the plaster surface.

The materials used are:  highest quality slacked lime (calcium hydroxide); sand, which imparts the plaster a specific and unique color and texture being mined locally; pigments - natural earths from different parts of the world whose color varies depending on constituting elements; other natural minerals such as malachite, and even semi precious stones such as lapis lazuli.

As an added benefit, fresco is a befitting medium for an environmentally conscious generation: no solvents, glues, or man-made materials are used, it is fully breathable and will never get mold or bacteria. 

Beautifully luminous, superiorly resistant and environmentally safe, buon fresco merits a place of honor in  the repertoir of liturgical art.