Featured Artist

Franco Ori

Nerissa Staggers
Written by Nerissa Staggers

You may find him on a street of his small town of Modena, Italy painting with strokes of vibrant color as the inspiration meets his imagination. Or you may find him at a concert, painting live where splatters of paint garnish his clothes, but are artfully placed on the canvas. Who is he? He is Italian artist, Franco Ori. His muse? Historical figures, celebrities and popular artists. As an art enthusiast and admirer of his work, my first painting was his Ray Charles piece. This piece currently adorns my dining room and is a conversation piece for everyone who sees it for the first time. Speaking to my very own aesthetic, Franco Ori captures raw emotion with a mix of abstract expression through every single portrait. 

Find more of his work at Francooriart.com

About the author

Nerissa Staggers

Nerissa Staggers

Nerissa Staggers is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of CreativeArtsAdvocate.com. A graduate of Temple University, Fox School of Business, and Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Nerissa Staggers is an analytical thinker and an appreciator of the arts. She’s worked in the fashion industry for several years in New York City prior to obtaining her law degree, taking on buying, production, and management roles. Her interests expand beyond just fashion to entertainment, media, and entrepreneurship. She loves the idea of linking the worlds of creativity, business, and law. Intellectual Property law is that link. She completed intellectual property coursework at New York Law School as a visiting student to further concentrate on this area. The purpose of this site is to support artists and small businesses by helping to protect their creative interests. Outside of work, Nerissa enjoys volunteering and serving on non-profit boards in her local community.

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