Trained at the Art institute of Bari, and later at Milan’s Academy of Brera, Pino perfected his skills painting girl bodies and figure studies heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli.
After establishing himself as a successful artist in his native land, Pino decided to immigrate to the United States, where Pino Daeni felt Pino Daeni would have more artistic freedom and opportunity. Pino art was soon discovered by the distinguished Borghi Gallery, which gave several prestigious exhibitions for him in New York & Boston.
Early Pino Daeni paintings featured soft romantic characters mostly women dressed in flowing skirts and dresses; and these caught the attention of both DELL & Zebra Book Publishers. During most of the next two decades, his Romance Period, his oeuvre was marked by hundreds of book covers painted for artists such as Danielle Steele, Sylvie Summerfield, & Amanda Ashley. large oil painting, Italy oil paintings
Using a then unknown Italian model named Fabio, Pino struck a chord that is still resounding today. His technique, his warm & exciting colours and the subtle, but simple approach to his subject, are his trademark, his talent, and the reasons why his paintings and limited editions are in growing demand throughout the United Kingdom, and appreciated by collectors throughout the world. Always underlining his success as a commercial artist, was his desire to express his own thoughts & emotions.
Years later, we see these images brought to life in his original oils on canvas, gicleés and serigraphs. his canvases elicit feelings of warmth, nostalgia, love & family. His paintings are often set on vibrantly sunny beaches, typically in the Mediterranean where Pino Daeni grew up. His alter ego, a young boy surrounded by beautiful women, (his sisters, aunts & cousins), are found in various states of emotion ranging from adoration to isolation.
Many of his characters are also found frequently inhabiting sensuous boudoirs or dressing rooms, in anticipation of their husband or lovers.