T Dapore, elyria ohio Member Since November 2012 Artist Statement T Dapore was born and raised in the state of Ohio. As of 2012 he is 57 years old, married 36 years with 2 older children and 4 grandchildren. Artwork is his full time work. He has been in the art field for over 30 years now and has been doing fine art for the last 10. Theo is a self taught artist and has created his own style that make his paintings recognizable to the public. Theo has used everything from a hamburger flipper to a broom and his wife has trouble keeping him out of the kitchen utensils. His main medium is acrylic because of the way that the medium conforms to his style. Theo loves what he is doing and you get alot of what he is feeling at the time in the paintings that he does. There is a signature piece that is titled "Last Apple" that has a poem that Theo and his son Jeremy created. Theo's works have been widely collected all over the world with a large percentage of his paintings being purchased by repeat clients and also word of mouth and testimonials of those clients. Theo feels that the emotion that comes out in his paintings do so because he is self taught and not constrained by the dictates of the art world. Being here at Fine Art America is a new venue for Theo and he is hoping to make his artwork more available to a greater number of people.