Mixed-media artist Ted Stamatelos is now showing his recent work, a series titled "Lessons in Earth Science," at the .
Stamatelos studied art at at the High School of Music and Art, where he was inspired to take up painting.
"I create series [of work] and they are all related in terms of style. In the past several years I have been using heavy textures. This series is called 'Lessons in Earth Science' because when you look at them, they are really about the Earth," said Stamatelos.
In Kathy Cino's opinion, "the work is very evocative of topographical maps. The terrain of the paintings is almost like an aerial photograph." Paula Murphy agreed, summarizing it as "Google Earth."
Lorraine Fosmire from East Patchogue came out in support.
"His work is really different. He does beautiful stuff. It's quite neat and very, very different. Ted is kind of 'deep' in his artwork."
"I've been painting professionally on and off for years --I say on and off because life interrupts --but now I am going full speed ahead," Stamatelos said.
His work will be exhibited in several locations throughout Long Island and Manhattan in the next few months. "Lessons" will be on display in the theater lobby until Friday.