The Many Muses of Vincent Giarrano

I have recently had the pleasure of working with painter Vincent Giarrano on his new one-man show, centered around women in NYC. His subjects consist of ladies from various walks of life and my role was to help him capture scenes of a woman with a luxurious lifestyle.

We spent time at several locations on Manhattan’s fashionable Upper East Side including The Plaza Hotel, inside the Oak Room, Pucci, Erwin Pearl, The Carlyle Hotel and its Tea Room, and various Madison Avenue storefronts.

“I wanted to capture moments in the life of a woman who enjoys high fashion and fine living,” says Giarrano. I was thrilled when he provided this quote for my Haute Living post, “Working with Rachel was terrific, she was definitely in her element at the designer stores and exclusive restaurants and it’s that sincere truth that I wanted for the painting.”

The muse in her purest aspect is the feminine part of the male artist. Painters don’t claim muses until paintings begin to take themselves seriously as poetry. Vincent sketches what inspires his imagination. He is an artist living the reality of his dream. His paintings and sketches, some of which will be of yours truly, will be exhibited at Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, Connecticut. There is an opening reception May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Giarrano exhibits his work in several galleries across the country. More of his work can be seen on his website at