"Company Christmas Party -
Company Christmas tells the real story of what happens at Santa's Christmas party.
*Santa like any good boss is completely tanked off of a Keg of Nog.
*Mrs. Clause concerned with the safety of her hard working olives is collecting sleigh keys.
*Rudolph can party no more so he is passed out with his drinking buddy.
*Of course there is always one or two people who get a little to drunk to early. Our lady olive is passed out in the corner while a not so sober olive draws a funny face on her and who can forget the crazy drunk running around with a kick me sign on his back.
*There are always those olives who like to hook up at the company party. The 3 olives in the corner are toasting to seal the deal.
*The martini glass is decorated to the hilt with Christmas light, and what Christmas party would be complete with out a Peppermint Candy Martini to keep the party going till the wee hours or however long these olives can last.
*Santa's naughty list is definitely growing after this party.
Are you on Santa Naughty or Nice list?
" - Michael Godard
Pino is noted for his exceptional ability to capture the movements and expressions of his subjects - a talent which has brought his artwork a worldwide following and private commissions to do portraits. Pino has been invited to make several appearances on major TV networks and has been interviewed in national and international journals.
Pino Daeni, born Giuseppe Dangelico, in Italy, on November 8th 1939, trained at the Art institute of Bari, and later at Milan’s Academy of Brera. Pino perfected his skills painting nudes 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 he felt he would have more artistic freedom and opportunity. He was soon discovered by the distinguished Borghi Gallery, which gave several prestigious exhibitions for him in New York & Boston.
His early paintings featured soft romantic characters mostly women dressed in flowing skirts and dresses; and these caught the attention of both DELL & Zebra Book Publishers. In 1980 Zebra commissioned him to do his first book cover; his popularity grew within the literary community and he became the artist-in-demand for Zebra, Bantam, Simon, and Schuster, Harlequin, Penquin USA and Dell. To date, Pino has illustrated 3,000 books; his style has dominated the market.
During most of the next two decades, his Romance Period, Pino’s oeuvre was marked by hundreds of book covers painted for artists such as Danielle Steele, Sylvie Summerfield, & Amanda Ashley. Using a then unknown Italian model named Fabio, Pino struck a chord that is still resounding today. Pino’s technique, his warm & exciting colors 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 USA and 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 Pino’s original oils on canvas, giclees and serigraphs.
Pino’s canvases elicit feelings of warmth, nostalgia, love & family. His paintings are often set on vibrantly sunny beaches, typically in the Mediterranean where he 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 Pino’s characters are also found frequently inhabiting sensuous boudoirs or dressing rooms, in anticipation of their husband or lovers.
Pino lived in New Jersey with his wife, a son and a daughter.