John A. Varriano is a representational painter. He has exhibited extensively and has won numerous awards, including Best in Show at the UCJF’s Annual Fall for Art Show, 2010 and the National Art League’s Annual Exhibition, 2011, the Sanford Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Alfred and Mary Crimi Award, and the Giulia Palermo Award at the Audubon Artists Exhibit, NY. In 2006 he was one of twenty artists invited to paint the landscape at the Forbes Trinchera Ranch in Colorado. He was one of twenty artists chosen out of thousands to participate in the International Fine Art Exhibit in Chelsea, 2012, and was selected in 2012 and 2013 for the Hudson Valley Artists Association Annual Exhibition in Old Lyme, CT. Varriano studied at The Art Students League with Frank Mason and Gustav Rehberger. He currently teaches figurative and portrait painting in New Jersey and New York City, and landscape workshops in the Hudson Valley region of NY. He is represented by Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz, NY.