Bring the Architectural Beauty of Rhode Island to Your Home

Stylish silkscreens of landmarks combine vintage vibes and Rhody pride

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Gentle colors. Sturdy lines. Proud and elegant facades. The artwork of Adam J. Carriuolo looks like tourism posters from another century, where Victorian mansions mingle with star-studded skies, and the flaming braziers of WaterFire glow beneath the stoic face of the Turk’s Head. But Carriuolo is very much a 21st-century artist, living and working in Rhode Island – and his primary occupation, believe it or not, is developing art designs for video games.

A native of Brockton, Massachusetts, Carriuolo has spent much of his professional life in the Boston area. But his series of vintage-style prints depicts scenes in Rhode Island, particularly our historic architecture; subjects include the Vernon Court mansion in Newport, the Colonial houses of Wickford, and The Towers in Narragansett. Each silkscreen print is handmade and rendered in seven or eight colors; sizes and shapes vary considerably, depending on the subject. Since the printing process is labor-intensive, copies aren’t always available. But with landscapes this dreamy, an original Carriuolo is worth the wait. Browse his collection of prints at AdamJCarriuolo.com.