Somerville Manning Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Francis DiFronzo on display from April 14 – May 13, 2023. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, April 14 from 5:30-7:30 pm.Francis DiFronzo portrays the natural world with a sense of romance and mystery. His layers of paint create elusive and brilliantly executed surfaces. His highly realistic scenes are both beautiful and poetic, but also deeply mysterious, and at times ominous and foreboding; and he creates these poetic landscapes purely from his imagination. DiFronzo’s unique imagery tells the story of dreams, aspirations, fulfilled and unfulfilled and the travels that take you to these destinations. Eschewing nostalgia and ornamentation, he transforms the ephemera of American landscapes into intense visions, revealing that the most unassuming territories are never as straightforward as they appear. Born in California, DiFronzo received his BFA at the University of California, Fullerton, before moving to Philadelphia to attain a Master’s degree at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The Somerville Manning Gallery is located at 101 Stone Block Row, Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor in Greenville, DE. The hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00. Tel: 302-652-0271.