Rick Parenti began drawing as a young child and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. With his three dimensional art background, furniture and designing interiors was a natural fit for him. His love of designing with beautiful woods grew into a successful business of 33 years, Wood Join Company. Rick collaborates with many and varied artists, craftsmen and business people in order to fulfill each clients project.
Twelve years ago, Rick studied with Najim Checham, a well-known international sculptor. He recently discovered the Wallkill River School where he has been studying pastels with Shawn Dell Joyce. Pastels have given Rick the venue to produce paintings quickly. His work has changed and grown with his skills, and he is being featured in a solo show as both a painter and a sculptor at the Wallkill River School of Art this Spring.
Rick is as passionate about his art as he is his business. He says; “In art, everything is permissible as long as it’s beautiful and fantastic!”