Bart DeCeglie has been an active painter and freelance illustrator for 25 years and has taught painting at art colleges such as Pratt Institute and FIT, as well as conducted Plein Air workshops throughout New York. A prominent oil painter and art educator, DeCeglie will help students achieve desired results through demonstrations and class critiques.
Bart was born in Italy and studied there until he was 17 years old. He came to New York and after finishing high school he studied Illustration and Painting for four years at Phoenix School of Art and Design (now Pratt Manhattan). He has taught as an adjunct professor at Pratt, FIT, National Art League, UFT Queens Learning Center and privately.
Bart has had a successful career as a freelance commercial artist. His clients have been both consumer and pharmaceutical advertising agencies.
His real love is for impressionism, which can be seen in his style of painting. His paintings give you a feel of serenity which is the opposite of his energetic personality. His fine art has been shown in Florida, Michigan, Italy, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and as far east in New York as the Hamptons.
The father of five children, he and his wife have traveled extensively throughout Italy, Grand Cayman, New York State, Michigan and Florida. Living in Floral Park, New York his paintings reflect everyday life of ordinary people.