Raphael Iaccarino

Watercolor magician

Blue Moon

Ralph, as we like to call him, has a naturalistic view in his art. Ever since I was a little girl, this man was the closest thing I had to a grandpa. He taught me to see the beauty in everything and as a gift, I received this beautiful painting called "Blue Moon". When speaking with Ralph in person, he told me the meaning behind this painting. In his words, he has said that he wanted to incorporate the many light colors a Blue Moon possesses and put it into a simple plant scene. That is what he did.

Public and Private Worldwide

Ralph has been painting for years, using nothing but watercolors. His motivation for painting began in 1981, on a trip in Central America. As he was experiencing a journey through one of the rainforest's he saw the wide range of creativity and the rainforest now has become his standard focus point in all of his paintings. These painting are presented in various settings all over the world. Many are set up in my own home, while others are displayed in public settings.


Ralph may not have had an impact on everyone, but definitely has had an impact on me. He, all throughout my life, has shown me the color in everything, and the potential beauty that everything in this world has. He shows all of his customers the beauty in the earth and the many colors that we didn't even think existed. He creates such visually appealing pieces and that is what has made him so famous today.

Selected Exhibitions

  • RJR Reynolds Corporate Architectural Exhibition, Hanover, New Jersey

  • Mid America Biennial, Owensboro Mueseum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY

  • HOTHOUSE, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

  • Flora, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL

  • American Artists Professional League, National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

  • Watercolor U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

  • Encyclopedia of Living Artists, Renaissance, CA

  • The American Artists Professional League Grand National, New York, NY

  • National Watercolor Oklahoma, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Watercolor Society of Alabama, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL

  • Spiva Annual Competition, Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO

  • LaGrange National XI, Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange, GA

  • Milford Fine Arts Council, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Milford, CT

  • Aqueous, Kentucky Watercolor Society, McGrath Gallery, Louisville, KY

  • Annual National Competition, Atlanta Art Center, Atlanta, GA

  • International Artists Exhibition, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, GA

  • Louisiana Watercolor Society, Bossier City Arts Council, Bossier, LA

  • New Orleans Biennial National, International Trade Bldg., New Orleans, LA

  • The Pillsbury Company,"Challenge of the Land," Minneapolis, MN

  • The Friends Gallery Sixth Annual Exhibition for Corporations & Professionals, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

  • Italian American Artists Exhibition, Italian Cultural Center, Chicago, IL