Anahi DeCanio has solo exhibit at at Consulate General of Uruguay in New York City.


The Consulate General of Uruguay in New York City has graciously extended an invitation to artist Anahi DeCanio for an exhibition to coincide with a celebration to commemorate the 193rd Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Uruguay “Vivencias” – a title I “borrowed” from my dad who had started a book by that name will feature work inspired by her childhood in Montevideo and her love of New York.

The event coincides with a celebration for the 193rd anniversary of the Uruguayan Declaration of Independence.  An added highlight to the event is the participation of the noted Uruguayan soprano Luz del Alba Rubio.

Ms. DeCanio combines her love of art and design with her finance background as a full time licensed real estate salesperson with Douglas Elliman. 



La artista plástica uruguaya Anahí DeCanio exhibirá nuevas obras abstractas en el Consulado General de la República Oriental del Uruguay en la ciudad de Nueva York.  La muestra se titula “Vivencias” – titulo derivado de un libro comenzado por el padre de la pintora.  La muestra coincide con la celebración del 193 Aniversario de la Declaratoria de la Independencia de la República Oriental del Uruguay.  La recepción  cuenta con la participación especial de la soprano uruguaya Luz del Alba Rubio.

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Housing Works Design on a Dime NYC 2017

 Treasure Hunting for a Good Cause…

The design community, artists, artisans, and committed volunteers got together to create a great event for the benefit of Housing Works in New York City.  A great treasure hunt where donated items are offered for sale at a significant discount.

So much talent under one roof!  The more than 60 shopping vignettes are a great treasure trove of some of the best the design world has to offer.

Proceeds from Design on a Dime fund Housing Works’ wraparound services and supportive programs for New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

This year, Anahi DeCanio will be donating abstract artwork to the very talented designer extraordinaire Robin Baron and fine custom furniture maker Naula.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to make a contribution and for shoppers to see these exclusive vignettes and find some great deals.




DOAD2017 Robin Baron - Anahi DeCanio Artwork Slide


April 26th-29th, 2017

Tickets available!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Opening Night Reception
VIP Cocktail Hour & Preview, 5:30 pm
Shopping, 6:30 pm

Public Sale
Friday, April 28, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, April 29, 10 am – 5 pm


Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St
New York City

See Naula’s complete collection at  their Brooklyn Showroom

349 Suydam Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Anahi DeCanio Artwork








eARThHAMPTONS 2017, an Earth Day Friendly ART & DESIGN Weekend Celebration at historic Ashawagh Hall, will be held the weekend of April 21st through the 23rd.  In 2017, eARThHAMPTONS will include a strong and eclectic art exhibit, design elements, and the participation of local farms and purveyors.  Following last year’s tradition hosting talks such as a presentation on pesticide free lawns by Edwina von Gal, 2017 programming will also include panel discussions and talks of interest to a wide audience.

“We are truly delighted with how well received and welcomed the event has become.  We look forward to continue growing an enjoyable way to combine all the elements that make up our habitats at large and bring more attention to sustainable practices in the art and design world as well as our everyday lives”.

Pamela Willoughby, a Cultural Curator with vast experience in the art world procured and curated the artwork of prominent Springs artist, and one time assistant to Willem de Kooning, Athos Zacharias. Zacharias’ work will be on exhibit as a special feature at the event.  His paintings can be found in important collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Museum of Art in Providence, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.



The roster of accomplished artists participating will make for an exciting and eclectic show bringing a mix of styles and genres that range from classic tradition to contemporary art with an edgy bent.  Alongside Athos Zacharias, artists include the work of Anahi DeCanio, Peter Gumpel, Phyllis Chillingworth, Lori Horowitz, Alyssa Peek, Cynthia Sobel and Lisa Petker Mintz.




A Unique Motion graphics video: “REBOOT”  and “RED DRESS” a projection mapped motion graphics video by John Jinks,  viewed on the outside of Ashawagh Hall at dusk at the close of the Opening Reception.  John Jinks is also a film maker.  His Film HANS VAN DE BOVENKAMP – “In His Own Words” will be screened on Sunday at 3:30.


An invitational section of the show includes talented local artists, including artist and Art Groove organizer Geralyne Lewandowski, Charles Waller, Scott Bluedorn, Blair Seagram, Christine Newman, Gia Schifano, Nicole Barylski, Carl Scorza, Anu Annam, Nicole Passman, Martha McAleer, Live Thiers, and Palm Beach artist and curator Elayna Toby Singer. These artists will be displaying one work each, adding additional media, techniques, and visual interest.

This year’s event includes a sister show at the William Ris Gallery in Jamesport entitled eARThNOFO.  In addition, owner and gallery director Mary Cantone will bring select works from her gallery to the South Fork by participating in eARThHAMPTONS in East Hampton.  Her gallery has quickly become a strong contributor to the arts in the region, representing a stable of talented prominent artists and artisans.


Mary’s career in designing interiors and space planning has included collaborating with artists and clients to incorporate the fine arts into their lives. A bonus to Cantone’s innate and nurtured abilities is her keen sensibility for mixing mediums, styles and colors.  The gallery has been received to great success and has become a major contributor to the arts in the East End.  Her exhibits and art openings always bring in a crowd of art collectors and enthusiasts who have become loyal followers of the gallery.

Adding much excitement is the participation of acclaimed master craftsman and fine custom furniture designer Angel Naula. Naula will be contributing the Hamptons Stiletto Daybed, the latest version of his award-winning design as a special addition to the show Naula Workshop has collaborated with such acclaimed interior designers and architects and has completed high-profile residential projects for Robert Kennedy Jr., Hugh Jackman, Norah Jones, and Rupert Murdoch, among others.


Additionally, Naula created custom made pieces for the penthouse exquisitely designed by Kelly Behun for architect Rafael Viῆoly’s 432 Park Avenue.  Naula will be participating in upcoming BKLYN DESIGNS designing the VIP lounge with high end furniture pieces and artwork from Ms. DeCanio. Naula’s work has been featured in such notable venues as Esquire SoHo, Pulse Contemporary Art, Maison de Luxe Beverly Hills, Elle Décor, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and the Hamptons Designer Showhouse.  Besides his prominent role in the world of luxury design, Naula is a constant contributor to several numerous charities, including Design on a Dime. Stark Carpet is contributing to the event by providing a rug as a floor design element to offset the Hamptons Stiletto Daybed.

Following last year’s format, there will be additional programs and events throughout the weekend. On Friday evening, the show will host a special broadcast of the 2017 Wealth Report created by a team of experts from Knight Frank Residential in collaboration with Douglas Elliman. The report is the industry’s leading publication on global prime property markets, wealth distribution and luxury trends.  The panel of experts discuss trends in art collecting, classic cars, and wine markets as well as real estate. The Wealth Report offers invaluable insight into global trends and what will impact personal assets in the years to come.

After the broadcast, a chat will be led by Dawn Watson, creator of Hamptons Party Girl and public relations manager for Douglas Elliman for the Hamptons and Long Island.  Anahi DeCanio has recently joined the Douglas Elliman team combining her Wall St. background and the same matchmaking and marketing skills she uses to put together eARThHAMPTONS to work with clients in the world of real estate.


On Sunday at 1 pm, Pamela Willoughby will be moderating a thought-provoking and informative talk in keeping with the weekend’s eco-friendly theme. Panelists will include Laura Rose Dailey, Amber Waves Farm co-founder Katie Baldwin, Ella Snow, members from Share the Harvest Farm, and artist Scott Bluedorn.  A light lunch for invited guests will be served.   RSVP Required.

- 2017 EARTHHAMPTONS SQ TEMPLATE - earth day talk Pamela Willoughby ANAHI DECANIO


eARThHAMPTONS will run from Friday April 21 – 23rd  .  Ashawagh Hall: 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY


Friday, April 21st             – 6 pm: Knight Frank Residential – Douglas Elliman Wealth Report.  Coffee and dessert.

Saturday, April 22nd    – Show is open from 10 to 8.  Opening Reception 5 to 8 pm.      Refreshments served.

Sunday, April 23rd     – 1 pm:  Panel Discussion moderated by Cultural Curator Pamela Willoughby.

Sunday, April 23rd –  3:30 pm – Screening of John Jinks film – Hans van de Bovenkamp “In His Own Words”

SUNDAY April 23rd   – 10 to 5 – Exhibit and Pop up outside market with the participation of Amber Waves Farm.





Anahi is an Uruguayan born NY artist who is deeply influenced by her surroundings, whether nature or the energy and patina on an urban wall.  Art imitating life, Ms. DeCanio’s work is characterized by a myriad of layers that reveal themselves with a bold voice or subtle whispers creating striking abstracts that are rich in texture and meaning.  Her life experience is as eclectic as her work.  With a Wall Street background and a life-long love of art and design, Anahi has recently joined the Douglas Elliman team as a perfect place to combine all those elements.


Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, Angel Naula has spent nearly his entire life designing and fabricating custom furniture, apprenticing in his family’s own workshop until the age of six and building his first piece of furniture when he was just 13. Upon immigrating to the United States, Angel carried on the integrity, mastery, and craftsmanship instilled by his father, his grandfather, and the generations of furniture makers before them.

In 2002, Angel opened Naula Workshop and has since collaborated with such acclaimed interior designers and architects as Robin Wilson, Jamie Drake, Kelly Behun, Philip Gorrivan, and Mark Zeff. He has completed high-profile residential projects for Robert Kennedy Jr., Hugh Jackman, Norah Jones, and Rupert Murdoch, as well as commercial projects for Columbia Pictures, Mandarin Oriental NY, LaGuardia Airport, and various celebrated restaurants. His work has also been featured in such notable venues as Esquire SoHo, Pulse Contemporary Art, Maison de Luxe Beverly Hills, Elle Décor, The New York Times, and the Hampton Designer Showhouse.


Mary Cantone recently opened William Ris East in Jamesport, New York on Long Island’s North Shore to continue the traditions of 50 year old William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor.  Mary’s career in designing interiors and space planning has included collaborating with artists and encouraging clients to enhance, with passion, the fine arts. A bonus to Cantone’s innate and nurtured abilities is her keen sensibilities for mixing mediums, styles and colors.  The gallery has been received to great success and has a major contributor to the arts in the East End.  William Ris is located on Main Road, in Jamesport, NY – adjacent to the Sherwood House Vineyards Tasting Room.


Peter is a trained architect fascinated by light, shadow and perspective and the resulting volumetric impact of the subject.  As a figurative water-colorist, he uses his medium to record what he sees going beyond simple documentation.  He uses factual rendition as a stimulus to create images that capture the essence of the scene or person.  Mr. Gumpel is currently serving as president of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton


Phyllis expresses her “love of Earth” in a group of oil paintings that capture the diverse energy

she experienced in Nova Scotia, Montana, Provence and in Montauk.  Phyllis paints both plein air

and from memory; her studio is in Montauk, NY.  The show will include elusive ocean watercolors

painted in Montauk. Phyllis is a graduate of The Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago and The School

of Art & Architecture, Yale. She has had three solo shows at Atlantic Gallery, NYC.


Her “Nurture series” of papier mache sculptures, depict individuals in society and their interactions. “I seem to become somehow bonded to these individuals carefully exploring and interpreting their attitudes. Often unseen and unheard, we all contribute and make up this diverse and multi-faceted population. I appreciate the complexity of each piece, collapsing three dimensional pieces into 2 and 3-dimensional space.  I love the process of combining photography, wire, papier mache and painting. This innovative, figurative analysis is a socio/ psycho study created to bring light to the attention seekers and the overlooked of our society.”


I strive to give my paintings the fluidity of water so that the colors move around the picture plane. While it is the digital age, in creating the painting, I emphasize the movement of the hand, the arm, the body, the brush and the pen. I am interested in rhythm and breaking the rhythm; deliberation and spontaneity, mood and passion. Colors spill and run together.  Reflections of my memories constantly appear. For example, they sometimes start with my childhood memories of wading in rivers, stones under my bare feet, looking through the water so I could trap minnows and tadpoles with my hands. I think of clouds moving across the sky and the patterns of light filtering through the leaves above my head. The memories and the forms on the canvas to which they relate are evanescent. The resulting images are not literal, but are open to interpretation, capable of depicting something different each time they are viewed. The viewer must make his or her own discovery.  My paintings are like a walk in the woods without a path. It is only subtle signs that show the way out, always toward the light. In many ways, the painting is “not an image but an event.” (Rosenthal on Kline)


Alyssa Peek lives in NYC and the Hamptons with her husband she is a portrait and fine art photographer.  Prior to starting Peek Photography, she spent over twenty years working in the fashion industry and left to continue creating beautiful things through the lens of her camera.  Her original work brings a fresh and innovative perspective to traditional photography, always reflecting her love of abstract expressionism and modern art.  Images are either captured abstractly or modified in-camera or post-production where she artistically enhances the ordinary to make it extraordinary.  She works directly with interior designs to create custom sized pieces to fit their individual needs.


Lisa’s paintings are autobiographical and focus on different places, people and life experiences.  The themes are personal but universal, death, love, divorce, marriage and children dominate the work.  Landscape and sense of place also play a  major role.  The act of picture making is a critical of the journey.  “I need to make beautiful, cohesive, and entertaining paintings.  I paint with the same intensity in which I live my life, but also maintain the naïve view that in today’s chaotic society there are moments in life that can be pure and beautiful.  Life is chaotic; I juggle so many different roles.  My working process is the same.  I juggle many different images and materials.  The process is trial and error until the conclusion is clear”



Geralyne Lewandowski, Charles Waller, John Jinks, Mary Milne, Scott Bluedorn, Blair Seagram, Christine Newman, Gia Schifano, Nicole Barylski, Carl Scorza, Anu Annam, Nicole Passman, Martha McAleer, Live Thiers, Mary Milne, Elayna Toby Singer.


Art as a special gift…




Fine art makes a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your life.  Please join artists Anahi DeCanio, John Todaro, Annie Sessler and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull for a special exhibit at Ashawagh Hall.  The show will include small works and prints.

December 10th and 11th.

Opening Reception Saturday from 4 to 8.

Ashawagh Hall – 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY


Thoughts on “giving Tuesday” – and the 15th Anniversary of ReachingU

Today, on so  called “giving Tuesday” I’m compelled to write a short note about ReachingU.  I’ve been lucky enough to have been part of this wonderful team of volunteers for a few years.  They openly give of their time and work tirelessly to open doors and provide opportunities for children and those in need of a hand.

This year’s event marked their 15th anniversary of what grew from an idea to give back and make the world a better place – starting out as a simple garage sale – to what is now a well run influencer supporting a broad swath of causes and contributing to several organizations which are approved after passing strict due diligence measures. The mission is to promote initiatives and strengthen organizations that help Uruguayans living in poverty.We promote initiatives and strengthen organizations that offer educational opportunities so that all Uruguayans living in poverty can develop their full potential.
With a number of member branches that have sprouted over the years, fundraising events held every year worldwide have become increasingly successful over time.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the NY Gala which this year honored famed Uruguayan born architect Rafael Vinoly.   His foundation also  generously contributed to the evening’s fundraising efforts.

As usual, the hours of work behind the scenes from the host chairs, committees and volunteers showed. There were several donors who contributed to the auction, including several other artists.  I had an amazing time fun time made all the better from the chance to attend with friend and colleague Angel Naula, president of Naula Workshops, meet the warm and engaging Vinoly and a chance to chat with the very cool (and gracious) Sebastian Arcelus from House of Cards and Madam Secretary.

But more important than all the fun and glitter, I’m anxious to hear the stories of how the results from the night will make a genuine difference in the lives of so many.   Feel lucky and honored…

   Please take a moment to check out their site and all they do by clicking on the logo below.  Thanks!


Please click on the ReachingU logo above for additional info and videos. Thanks!


ReachingU 2016 NY Fundraising Gala Auction honoring Rafael Vinoly – Angel Naula, Rafael Vinoly, Sebastian Arcelus and Anahi DeCanio


IF WALLS COULD TALK – Mixed Media Abstract by Anahi DeCanio donated to ReachingU 15th Anniversary Art Auction


Naula – Anahi DeCanio at eARThHAMPTONS 2016




SHORT DAYS Art Show & Fine Art Boutique

Ashawagh Hall -East Hampton,  NY.

Saturday December 10th and 11th.



Anahi DeCanio – John Todaro – Annie Sessler – Sarah Jaffe Turnbull


Four local artists who make a seamless connection between nature and the abstract will be showing at Ashawagh Hall on December 10th and 11th.  Their work includes abstract painting, ceramic sculpture and prints from a variety of techniques including monotypes, solar prints, fish prints and photography.  In addition to what promises to be a stunning collection of larger wall pieces, they will be creating an “art-boutique” with the idea that fine art can make fine gifts.

ANAHI DeCANIO   – Anahi will be exhibiting new abstract work including her textured layered zen landscapes which often include musings and messages of positivity. She is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including award winning product designs.  Her work is part of private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and Latin America.  Winning numerous awards in national juried competitions, she has participated in group and solo exhibits across the US in several galleries and museums. In 2016, Anahi was selected as the featured artist for the White House Fellows Leadership Conference held in Washington DC and as Nassau County Hispanic Artist of the Year. Her work has been published in a number of publications, including The New York Times and TIME, and has been used in several TV and motion picture productions.
Anahi is also the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and founder of eco-friendly art and design show eARThHAMPTONS.  She is on the Board of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton and the Art League of Long Island and an active participant and volunteer in several charities and art organizations.  She is represented on the East End by the William Ris gallery in Jamesport.
“Every brushstroke, color, element, or scratch as symbols of the marks left behind by life events and the passage of time” –  She explores this concept by applying countless strokes of paint and occasional collage elements and gilding creating intricate abstract landscapes.  Art imitating life – some of these layers are part of the story but remain hidden, some subtly reveal themselves in small glimpses.  Inspired by nature as well as urban settings, the results are richly textured surfaces exploding with color and nuance. 

SARAH JAFFE TURNBULL moved to the East End in 1981 from Vermont, where she had practiced law and been involved with community issues of health, civil rights and criminal justice.  She continued her involvement in public service while raising a family.  She began working with clay around ten years ago and started exploring sculpture about five years ago. Sarah’s ceramic sculptures are deceptively metallic looking due to the glaze, which implies a strength that on closer observation belies vulnerability.  Some of the forms are architectonic, but off balance, creating a different kind of tension.

Her prints, both monotypes and solar, work with color and movement- some peaceful and others edgy.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues, the most recent being the  2016 Long Island Biennial at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY, and the internationally juried exhibition of solar plate prints at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue, NY.



ANNIE SESSLER’S prints have been featured in the New York Times, on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, in Dan’s Papers, Edible East End, Manhattan & Brooklyn, on the menus of the Red Lobster restaurant chain, in the East Hampton Star , EH Press and on OneKingsLane.

Her Japanese inspired original Gyotaku ink impressions are hand rubbed onto cloth, while her line of digitally reproduced works can be machine printed onto fabric or fine art papers. These fine reproductions can include alterations to color, form and scale. They can also form the basis or skeleton of mixed media drawings and collage. The show will include framed and loose prints, along with excerpts and abstractions of her traditional fish prints. Annie lives and works in Montauk.


JOHN TODARO’S award winning photographs are widely collected. His work in on permanent display at Southampton Hospital and at the Harold McMahon Medical Center in Amagansett. In 2014, his photograph “Aperture” was selected for the cover of Mark Doty’s “Deep Lane,” and his work has been published by The New Yorker, Unicef, Shutterbug, Crain’s,  Men’s Journal and other magazines.  In the ’70’s, John studied with master printer Anthony Nobile, gaining inspiration from Nobile’s studies with Minor White and Paul Caponigro. He also worked as a ranger for the National Park Service, cataloguing the collection of 19th century photographs at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.

John is most known for his landscapes, but at Ashawagh the focus will be on a compelling new collection of semi-abstractions with a particular emphasis on botanical forms. This work (rendered in both color and monochrome) is unified by simplicity of form and a distinctive lyrical voice. For interested collectors, there will be a large group of “first prints” along with a full selection of miniatures and unframed work.  John works year round from his home-studio in East Hampton.










Anahi DeCanio participates in Mystery by Design Charity Event at Stark Home

One of the great things about surrounding yourself with generous spirits is that you’ll often be presented with the opportunity to make a difference.   Wonderful creatives have been hard at work to put together what promises to be a fun night of “mystery and mayhem” to benefit a very worthwhile cause.  It is an integral part of our core business philosophy to give back whenever possible. It’s what makes us tick!

We are proud and honored to be a small part of this effort.   Anahi DeCanio will be donating an abstract painting entitled “NY LOVE” to Mystery by Design.  The event is   organized by the Designers & Builders Alliance of Long Island for the benefit of KiDS NEED MoRE. The painting will be part of the event’s fundraising auction.  Please read below about these two wonderful organizations and their efforts to be a positive force and contributing members in the community.

And…please read below!  So much talent involved!  It will be a can’t miss event!



A tongue-in-cheek mystery fund raiser benefiting KiDS NEED MoRE, a charity for kids with cancer.  Rio Hamilton as the evening’s MC will guide the audience and  “featured cast” through a semi ad-libbed script.  Featured cast members include: George Oliphant, Iris Dankner, Stephen Fanuka, Justin Shaulis, Tyler Wisler, Barbara Viteri, Lisa McMahon, Robin Baron, Marlaina Teich, Ellen Baker and Keith Mazzei  Sponsored by- Stark Home, Aspire Design and Home, House Magazine, Showcase Kitchens, European Marble + Granite, ZYR Vodka, ASID – NY Metro, Elegant Affairs Caterer, Creepwalk Media, Engel + Volkers Realty  Website –


About the Designers & Builders Alliance

Designers + Builders Alliance of Long Island, A Foundation Built on Giving, is a unique organization uniting all home-trade professionals under one roof – for networking and industry-focused activities. The mission is three fold: to foster the concept of good design on Long Island, produce programs that enhance relationships among the myriad of home trades and most importantly, to raise money for worthy, local causes. The D+BAofLI is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.


ABOUT Kids NEED MoRE (From their website)

Click HERE for more info and how you can be a part of their mission


KiDS NEED M♥RE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families & young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness.


In 1990, a group of concerned parents created a camping experience for their children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings.  Camp Adventure now serves the east coast and tri-state area.  It remains one of the only camps of its kind to serve child cancer patients and siblings.

In 2013, a dedicated group of  Camp Adventure volunteers began KiDS NEED M♥RE(Motivational Recovery Environments, Inc.) to parent the camp and ensure its longevity.

With the help of many wonderful people, we will be able to continue Camp Adventure, where children coping with cancer can celebrate life in a safe and positive environment while providing respite for their families and caregivers.

With the love and support of so many amazing people we now provide other programs and services throughout the year for our kids and their families.


At KiDS NEED M♥RE we believe that people and families coping with life-threatening illness and trauma need opportunities to enjoy normal day-to-day activities. For over 25 years, through the historic  Camp Adventure program, our volunteers have provided fun activities that foster peer relationships, independence and respite. We believe that fun heals.

At KiDS NEED M♥RE we believe that children and families coping with life threatening illness and trauma deserve to do more than just survive. They deserve to thrive!

Our programs and activities are designed to reunite siblings and allow parents time for respite. We create networks with other families that are facing similar experiences.

Anahi DeCanio exhibits two abstract paintings at Huntington Arts Council – Group Exhibit at Main Street Gallery

Conversations in Color at Huntington Arts Council Main Galleryhuntington-arts-council-anahi-decanio-exhibit-2016-artyzen-studios-earthhamptons

Anahi DeCanio, Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and eARThHAMPTONS, has two paintings juried into a group show entitled Conversations in Color Abstract Exhibit. The two abstract paintings are entitled Pared Lateral 57 and East of Paradise. Pared Lateral 57 is inspired by the patina and layers of everyday life and paint on old walls in Uruguay, where the artist was born.  East of Paradise is part of the Sea Glass collection; a series of abstract paintings inspired by the coastal colors of the Hamptons on the East End of Long Island, New York.


Anahi DeCanio – Pared Lateral 57 – Mixed media on canvas

The show was organized and sponsored  by  the Huntington Arts Council and will be on display at Main Street Gallery in Huntington, New York and will run from October 6th until October 22nd.   Opening reception will be held on Friday, October 14th from 6 to 8 pm.

The juror, is local artist Kerry Irvine.  She is an abstract expressionist painter. Her work can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Irvine challenged the artists with the following statement

The challenge I proposed to the applicants, “As Artists we use color to communicate. This is how we bare our souls and share our deepest secrets. With color, we tell our stories. What’s your story? ” was met with great enthusiasm and a myriad of beautiful, strong, individual pieces of art.

The group includes an accomplished group of artists which promises to make this show a wonderful experience.  Besides Ms. DeCanio, Martha McAleer, Doug Reina, and Nicole Franz will have paintings in the show.   Please see the total list of artists at the end of the blog.


Anahi DeCanio – East of Paradise – Mixed media on canvas

About Huntington Arts Council  (from their site)


The Huntington Arts Council enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community.

The Huntington Arts Council,  a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, promotes arts and culture generated by Long Island artists to our children and to the general population.  We work to enrich the cultural, social and economic life of the community by nurturing the professional development of artists, and by providing timely news and events via Arts Cultural News (circulation: 90,000).  Our Arts-in-Education program reaches 35,000 children annually through our partner school districts.  We also offer artistic programs and services to our more than 100 cultural organization members who encompass the broad spectrum of arts disciplines.

The arts are an important reason why Long Island is increasingly recognized as a great place to live, work and conduct business.  The arts generate jobs and wages, millions in annual direct spending, and millions more in terms of indirect spending by people drawn to attend cultural events in our community.

The Huntington Arts Council plays a leading role in sustaining the economic benefits of the arts through its promotion of activities and events in our community.   The arts create a vibrant, energized, and culturally rich community.

Since it was founded in 1963, the Huntington Arts Council has inspired and aided the growth of hundreds of art organizations and individual artists now flourishing across Long Island.  The Huntington Arts Council celebrates the diversity of Long Island’s cultural resources through sponsored activities, programs and publications that advocate cultural awareness and education.

The Huntington Arts Council is the official arts coordinating agency of the Town of Huntington and serves as the primary regranting agency in Suffolk County for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Participating Artists

Constance Blackman, Sandra Bowman, Joyce Bressler, Kathy Cunningham, Anahi DeCanio, Christine Dupuis, Alicia Evans, Baruch Farbiarz, Reg Fludd, Nicole Franz, Mary Fusco, Peter Galasso, John Greene, Rodee Hansen, Roseann Harder, Ron Janssen, Vincent Joseph, Marc Josloff,  Karen Kirshner, Deidre Klein, Julia Lang-Shapiro, Tara Leale Porter, Celeste Mauro, Martha Mcaleer, Lorraine Nuzzo, Douglas Reina, Che Sabalja, Sally Shore, and Penny Strong.


Huntington Arts Council – Conversations in Color Abstract Exhibit


Anahi DeCanio selected as Hispanic Artist of the Year by Nassau County Legislature in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

It is a great pleasure to share the announcement from the Nassau County Legislature of the selection of Anahi DeCanio as Hispanic Artist of the Year in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Anahi’s family moved to New York from Montevideo, Uruguay when she was a child.  She is a very proud New Yorker but  also cherishes her roots and wonderful memories of her childhood.

A genuine thanks goes out to the Nassau County Legislature and Presiding Officer Norma L. Gonsalves for this special honor and for recognizing the contributions of Latino members in our community.

There are three other honorees participating in the Celebration to be held on October 6th, 2016 at the Peter J. Schmitt Legislative Chamber in Mineola.  It will be a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy delicious food and  cultural entertainment.  Selected pieces of Anahi’s artwork will also be on display.

Hope you can join us!


Come Out to Play… Matters of the heart


Not totally certain of the exact definition of Serendipity, unless of course, you’re thinking of the fabulous frozen hot chocolate served at the namesake place in New York City.   I spoke to several friends who gave me a variety of interpretations.  But…

I’ll backtrack. I was supposed to “Come Out to Play” this past Saturday to attend a closing reception for “Abstract Women”. The group exhibit was an all women show curated by Mary Cantone, Director and owner at William Ris East Gallery in Jampesport, NY.  The show included my artwork (Anahi DeCanio), and the works of  Martha McAleer, Anne Franklin and Marilyn Weiss.  As it turns out, literal matters of the heart prevented me from from going and attending the reception.  As I was facing a few very unexpected life detours I got an email from a friend.  “Congratulations on you making the cover of The Independent!”   Yes!  There it is… My definition of Serendipity…

This was a busy social week in the Hamptons.  The always amazing landscape architect on a mission to protect us from “Come Out to Play” Mixed media on canvas by Anahi DeCaniopesticides, Edwina von Gal, had a fundraiser for her fabulous organization PRFCT Earth Project with non other than Deborah Harry as entertainment. There were beautiful horses (and people) wrapping up the The Hampton Classic and art exhibits all over town, including one curated by Pamela Willoughby and Julia Keyes benefiting ProjectMost,  a project near and dear to my heart which focuses on providing needed services for children on the East End. So I must admit it was a big surprise to see my painting on the cover. The timing could not have been better.

And last but not least – William Ris East has been in the art world for 50 years but it is brand new to the North Fork. This is a perfect time to follow the Long Island wine trail on the East and pay them a visit!  The gallery is located next to the Sherwood House Tasting Room.  So stop by to meet really nice people,  view great art and enjoy a glass of wine!

The heart matters had a great outcome and are fortunately behind me but the smile from the cover still remains!  Thanks to the team at Hampton Daze and The Independent, a wonderful source of all things Hamptons, for the smile and the cover!

To view the entire publication, please click HERE!




Anahi DeCanio exhibiting new work at William Ris East for Abstract Women Closing Reception


As featured in HAMPTONSARTHUB…


William Ris Gallery East, which is connected to the Sherwood House Vineyards Tasting Room in Jamesport, New York is hosting a closing reception for “Abstract Women”.   The reception will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 4 to 7 pm.  Refreshments will be served.  The Tasting Room will also be open.  Music and tastings will be offered throughout the afternoon to early evening.

Under the direction of William Ris owner Mary Cantone, this group of accomplished award winning women artists came together to create an exciting and eclectic show in an uplifting color palette. The exhibit showcases abstract artwork from  Anahi DeCanio, Marilyn Weiss, Martha McAleer and Anne Raymond.

Ms. DeCanio’s work is exhibiting many of her zen landscapes known for intense infusions of colors through layers of rich textures.  She is the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and founder of eARThHAMPTONS.   Her work has garnered numerous awards has been exhibited widely internationally, including The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Brown University, Pen and Brush, and the Palm Beach Armory, among others.  Her paintings and photography also regularly appear in movies and TV shows.  She is an avid volunteer and serves on the Board of the East Hampton Artist’s Alliance

Marilyn Weiss has been exhibiting her distinctive works of art in galleries and museums throughout the US and internationally for more than three decades.  She has earned numerous prestigious awards and honors.  Weiss has the distinction of being published in The Collage Handbook, as one of the country’s most interesting and notable collage artists.

Anne Raymond’s work is in the permanent collections of major museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Blanton Museum of Art: The University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been shown extensively in solo and group shows in the United States and abroad. Numerous noteworthy galleries have exhibited her work.  Her work is also part of numerous private collections including Goldman Sachs, Saks Fifth Avenue, Pfizer

Martha McAleer has participated in a large number of group and solo shows. Her paintings reflect her upbringing in the Central Lakes region of Maine.  She consistently user her perception of nature to create a variety of textures to create a distinct transparency of nature.
“Abstract Women” has been extremely well received and has appealed to long time collectors as well as those in the interior design world looking for elegant pieces to grace client’s upscale homes.  The success of the Opening on August 13th prompted, Mary Cantone, owner and director of William Ris East to hold a closing event as well.  As numerous pieces from the exhibit have been sold, there will be new artwork will be display.

William Ris Gallery is new to the East End but has a long rich history in the art world dating back to 1966. This year is particularly significant since the gallery is celebrating it’s 50th year.  The family owned gallery was founded in New Jersey on the principles of maintaining the highest standards and love of the arts which is the core of its continued success.  The gallery’s stable of artists, while still growing, has a dedicated following that is renowned and recognized nationally.

Mary’s career in designing interiors and space planning has included collaborating with artists and encouraging clients to enhance, with passion, the fine arts. A bonus to Cantone’s innate and nurtured abilities is her keen sensibilities for mixing mediums, styles and colors.

LOCATION:  William Ris Gallery East – 1291 Main Road, Jamesport, NY – 609-408-5203


Anahi DeCanio painting in The New York Times highlighting William Ris East Group Show – “Abstract Women”

Anahi DeCanio, Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and founder of eARThHAMTPONS participated in a group show entitled Abstract Women opening at William Ris East on Saturday August 13, 2016.  William Ris East is located in Jamesport, New York, adjacent to the Sherwood House Vineyards Tasting Room.

The exhibit, curated by gallery owner and director Mary Cantone,  included four accomplished women artists including Ms. DeCanio as well as Maryann Weiss, Martha McAleer and Anne Raymond.  Opening night was a huge success with a lively crowd enjoying art, delicious wine from Sherwood House Vineyards and good company.  Among the many guests was Eric Feil, CEO of Dan’s Papers who stopped in to visit the gallery.

“Abstract Women” was listed in the Sunday New York Times  featuring a photograph of one of Anahi DeCanio’s abstract paintings entitled “Someday is Today”.



The show will remain open until Labor Day with special events planned along the way so please check in for news by visiting Anahi’s site or  William Ris.


ART WITHOUT BORDERS – AMERICA: North and South at Art League of Long Island

ART WITHOUT BORDERS AMERICA NOURTH AND SOUTH ANAHI DECANIO earthhamptons artyzen studiosReception Friday, August 5th

6:30- 9:30pm


Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY –  – 

Co- Curated by Anahi DeCanio and Lori Horowitz

July 30th – August 7th, 2016

A reception for the art exhibition “Art Without Borders – America: North and South” will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30pm.  The show, which runs through August 7th, 2016, will feature artwork by  local artists and Uruguayan born artists – hence North and South.  Artists include Anahi DeCanio, Lori Horowitz, Neil Leinwohl, Olga Armand-Ugon , Kelynn Z. Alder and Aurelio Torres.  

Sneak Preview:  Sunday, July 31st, 1:00 pm.  Meet the artists and enjoy a Q & A about the concept behind the show and the artwork on exhibit.

Monday August 1st – 1:00 PM – Nancy Ganzekaufer owner of Expressive Living Art and Framing will give a talk about the role of art in the home.  Topics will include art selection, the purchase of original work vs. prints, art placement and additional discussion of interest to collectors and homeowners alike.

“Art without Borders – America: North and South”, promises to be an exciting exhibit with three local artists and three artists from Uruguay featuring their latest work exploring differences and commonality in a juxtaposition of cultural currents from North and South. A blend of distinctive styles and perspectives using elements from a variety of media will be on exhibit including painting, sculpture and installation. Refreshments will be served during the artist reception. Let the art move you and dance to music from Salsa to Swing. All artwork is for sale.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Anahi DeCanio:  is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist whose artwork includes mixed media, collage, assemblage and installation.  Her work is part of private and corporate collections worldwide.   Winning numerous awards in national juried competitions for art and product design, Anahi has participated in group and solo exhibits across the US in several notable venues and museums.  Her work has been published in a number of publications, including TIME.  Anahi’s artwork has been used in several TV and motion picture productions.   Anahi, is the founder and curator of eARThHAMPTONS and Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios.  She serves on various boards and committees of 501-c3 art organizations and others.

Lori Horowitz: Lori Horowitz is multifaceted artist and lifelong supporter of the arts through teaching, arts advisory positions, working as an exhibiting artist here and abroad. She is a union scenic artist and set designer for film, TV and theater. Ms. Horowitz is currently, a curator/director of “Studio 5404,” an artists’ space, a non-profit cultural arts organization on the South Nassau /Suffolk border.  Her current series, “Burned into Memory”, is a study of personalities and environments. Sculptural images digest the posture of individuals while faces reflect their stories. In her process, “Painting with Fire”, images are burned into copper screening creating haunting shadows, translucent images and reflective imagery.

Kelynn Z. Alder: is featured in Cynthia Maris Dantzic’s book: “100 New York Painters” is an accomplished artist whose portraits have been commissioned by such notable publications as The New Yorker, as well as many private collectors. Self-defined as a “Visual Essayist with a wanderlust” Kelynn is recognized internationally for her portraits of Australian Aboriginal elders and the Indigenous of the Mexican Rainforest along with Coney Island sideshow performers.

Olga Armand- Ugon: is a well- known Uruguayan artist who assembles fragile materials, gluing, composing with them, and running a line of certain character along the stains, generating relationships and a dialogue between spaces, stains, textures, and lines. Her intentionally unfinished faces awaken the imagination, inviting the viewer to join in the emotional experience of their inner world or to complete it with their own. Olga has exhibited widely in group and solo shows including a recent exhibit at the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York City.

Neil Leinwohl:  In 1966 I left a Fine Arts Scholarship at the School Of Visual Arts and enlisted in the Army to be a photographer. Five months later I found myself in Vietnam armed with a Leica M3 and a couple of Nikons. I create art on the computer, narratives built with photographs and graphics I’ve manipulated. I also work with acrylics and oil paint sticks. Since 1970, I’ve worked in advertising, as a writer, art director and creative director. I now work on my art full-time..My art is about personal mythology, both real and conjured and the unreliable nature of memory.  I create art on the computer, narratives built with photographs and graphics I’ve manipulated. 

Aurelio Torres:  Born in Montevideo, Uruguay to a family of artists, Aurelio was raised in New York City.  His father, Horacio Torres, was an accomplished classically trained artist.  His artistic training was in Barcelona, Spain, where he studied for several years with his uncle Augusto Torres.  Aurelio’s grandfather, was the acclaimed Modernist Master Joaquin Torres-Garcia.  Aurelio’s travels have inspired him to create much of his work in natural outdoor settings.  His aesthetic sensibility is one of essential simplicity and natural, uncontrived beauty.  

Art League of Long Island

107 East Deer Park Road Dix Hills, NY 11746 p: 631 462-5400 f: 631 462-5011

Additional Info: Anahi DeCanio   561 706-1525 –  email:

                                 Lori Horowitz:    631-748-4196 – email:


eARThHAMPTONS – Earth Day Weekend – ART & DESIGN

Anahi DeCanio, creative director of ArtyZen Studios is curating an art and design show to celebrate earth day in East Hampton.  eARThHAMPTONS Art Exhibit includes works from:  Anahi DeCanio – Jim GemakeJosh Hadar – Dan Welden – Christine D’AddarioLori HorowitzGeralyne Lewandowski – ZCI Woodworks and Michele Dragonetti.  We are very excited to also be exhibiting custom high end pieces by much sought after Naula Workshop.
Edwina von Gal, founder of Perfect Earth Project will be giving a presentation on Sunday April 24th.   Perfect Earth will having  demonstrations, games and music on the Ashawagh lawn on Saturday.
Meet award winning artists and artisans along with the best of local earth friendly vendors such as Hamptons Handpoured.   Additional activites are planned throughout both days with local purveyors of the best natural products from the East End.
Toni Germie of Benjamin Moore will be making  presentation on color and best practices which will provide CEU credits for interior designers.  The programs will also  be of interest to the general public.  Master printmaker Dan Welden will be teaching eco-friendly techniques for art print making.

Art Opening Reception
Saturday April 23 from 6 to 9
Immediatley following closing of Guild Hall Member’s Show Reception.
Free to the Public
Ashawagh Hall
780 Springs Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY
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Wishing you much to be grateful for…

Photo post by @ArtyZen Studios.

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Benjamin Moore Announces Color of the Year 2016…

Mixed media on canvas - by Anahi DeCanio - ArtyZen Studios

Mixed media on canvas – by Anahi DeCanio – ArtyZen Studios

Benjamin Moore just announced choosing white – Simply White – as color of the year 2016.


A bold choice?

Perhaps, taking into consideration the announcement comes from a company with a pretty amazing array of color choices in their palette. That said, white on white decor has been a trend for years. Unlike other trends from the past, you can’t go into any social media sites that feature decor without continuing to see white on white rooms.

We live faster paced lives with images on everything from our daily visits to social media sites to our very phones. White offers a sanctuary to the eye. It can be calming, relaxing and energizing all at once.

I have had white on white rooms going back to my single days apartment in NYC. And yes, that does go back to earlier then the beginning of the trend (!)… As an artist living with color in and out of my head 24/7 white has been a loyal friend and not just for contrast but loving how the hues play in the light. Artwork using white as a main component can show all the subtleties of the color and can be challenging but the results can be beautiful.

​Home furnishings in white have been around for a while, as have home accessories but it will be interesting to see if this new color announcement brings new ideas on how to incorporate the color into our home decor choices. As an art studio, we can’t wait to see how artists who follow color trends in the design industry will reinterpret their work adapting to a trend that doesn’t seem to have an end in sight.

ONE DAY - Abstract by Anahi DeCanio

by Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

by Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

Benjamin Moore used these words as the narrative behind their 2016 color :
crisp white borders…
white-washed walls,
hand-hewn beams…
striking contrasts,
layered whites,
diffused light…

What will your narrative be?

(Just in case…I’m in no way associated with Benjamin Moore or getting paid in any way – this is just a comment on their 2016 color choice)

FASHION – ART AND WINE… not necessarily in that order!

Hope you can join me for a fun night!
Fashion Show – Art and Wine 
in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and
Coinciding with Lord & Taylor’s Month of Charity Fundraisers.
…Proud to be exhibiting artwork throughout the store!
Fashions by Lord & Taylor
Wines by Vinos de Casa

Anahi DeCanio participates in Long Island Design Show with new abstract artwork



Award winning artist Anahi DeCanio, Creative Director of Long Island based ArtyZen Studios participated in an interior design show organized by the Interior Design Society of Long Island.  She debuted new abstract work made especially for the event as a well as the mixed media collage painting “Victorious”.  Victorious is part of a series of pink hearts created for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Several of the paintings in the series are on display as part of fundraising events at Lord & Taylor in Long Island.

The “for the trade only” show, held at Carlyle on the Green included an exciting array of resources to designers and provided a networking opportunity for those in the design trade in Long Island and NYC.  Various informative workshops were offered, including some for Continuing Education Units.

The highlight of the day was an Interview with Celebrity guest star Steve Fanuka, The DIY Networks“Million Dollar Contractor” conducted by Designerlebrity creator Barbara Viteri.  It was a packed house!  The stage created with furniture provided by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams and styled by Christine Conte Designs was a show stopper! The interview was not only informative, but lots of fun and peppered with great stories.  The audience, which included several high profile figures in the interior design industry,  was captivated for well over an hour.

LI Pulse Magazine, The Typical Female Magazine, FIOS TV and House Magazine and members of Newsday and other media covered the event.  One lucky attendee will know soon if they won a Hansgrohe Bathroom suite valued at $15K.

The Typical Female Magazine had great coverage of the event.  To see more of their pictures and info from the show, please click on link above. I was thrilled and honored to have “Victorious” – a painting from the Pink Heart Series created to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month – highlighted in the feature.

This is the second year Anahi DeCanio participated in this Long Island Design event and she is a Sterling Partner of the Interior Design Society.  Her work has been extensively exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and it appears in several motion pictures and TV shows.  Anahi is involved in several charities, including serving as a board member of the Art League of Long Island, the Advisory Board of Long Island Arts Alliance and the Long Island Arts Alliance Hispanic Heritage Committee.  For additional information please email us at or visit www.AnahiDeCanio.comFor additional information please email us at or  visit


Award winning Long Island Artist Anahi DeCanio at Interior Design Show in Long Island

Award winning Long Island Artist Anahi DeCanio at Interior Design Show in Long Island

Artist Anahi DeCanio exhibits at Lord and Taylor in conjunction with Cancer Charity Events

I am so thrilled to be a part of this!  Lord and Taylor has partnered with several Cancer and Community organizations for their annual Charity Day Event.  There are several fundraising events throughout the month which includes Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as the commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month.   A fashion show, on October 21, is a collaborations between Lord & Taylor and the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Artwork displayed by artist Anahi DeCanio, creative director of ArtyZen Studios,  includes several large figurative pieces which are a perfect fit for the fashion shows and fashion trend presentations to be held.  Several zen abstract landscapes are displayed in the men’s department and black and white photography is displayed in the BCBG Max Azria boutique.

Such a wonderful idea to partner charities with shopping, art, wine tastings from Casa De Vinos and fun for the whole family.  I’m very honored to have been invited to participate and hope to see you there!



Mostly Abstract III – at Ashawagh Hall – Springs – East Hampton

Every year, for the last three years, a group of NY artists gets together on the East End of Long Island at the historic Ashawagh Hall to exhibit their abstract works of art in various media.  This year, the show, Mostly Abstract III, will take place on Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27th from 5 to 7.  For additional images and information on the participating artists, please click on the links below or at Mostly Abstract III

Participating artists include Anahi DeCanio, Barbara Bilotta, Sheila Rotner, Katherine Hammond, Beth Barry, Cythia Sobel, Casey Chalem Anderson, Mark E. Zimmerman, Bo Parsons, and Lieve Thiers.

Opening reception will be on Saturday September 26, from 5 to 7 pm.

Hope to see you there!



Artist Anahi DeCanio exhibits at ASHAWAGH Hall East Hampton - SEPT 2015 PRESS

Ashawagh Hall - Mostly Abstracts III

A bit about Ashawagh Hall


Ashawagh is the American Indian word for “place where two roads come together,” which is perfect to describe the location of this community center in the Springs section of East Hampton, where Fireplace Road meets Old Stone Highway. The Springs Improvement Society chose the name when it purchased the old school building in 1909 for a dollar.

As it was then, the hall is rented out for local parties and gatherings. Many art shows and fundraisers set up here. Now, a full-service kitchen, recently renovated bathrooms and open spaces with wood floors are available for use.

A monument honoring those from Springs who served in the Civil and First World War was erected just outside the hall in 1925 as a gift from the Indawandawin Club, a group of women from the area who held an annual fair where they sold their home sewn items. The names of those who have served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam have since been added.

Today Ashawagh Hall is host to Art Shows and Community Events such as the annual Fisherman’s Fair.

Art in the Fall…

Abstracts on Canvas -Anahi DeCanio

Anahi DeCanio – Mixed media abstract paintings on canvas.

Getting ready for new art exhibits in the Fall.  A bit like going back to school!  Exciting and a bit stressful but always great to meet up with old friends and meet new ones.  Looking forward to catching up with colleagues and seeing their beautiful new work!


Abstract art on canvas by Anahi DeCanio – Artyzen Studios

LOVE Inspirations Wall Art

As the Summer draws to a  close, we are already missing it’s bright colors and spirit.  This series of artwork in uplifting shades of pink berry, greens and gold is meant to keep Summer blooms hanging around for a little longer.  The originals will be part of an exhibit at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton in the early Fall.  Prints and home accessories are available by visiting our website at ArtyZen Studios.  It was a lot of fun to have the studio covered in these happy colors.  Hope they make you smile too!

Original Mixed Media collage painting on canvas by Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

Original Mixed Media collage painting on canvas by Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

Licensing Art by Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

Licensing Art by Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

Mixed media collage on canvas in pink, gold and sage green with a splash of deep berry

Mixed media collage on canvas in pink, gold and sage green with a splash of deep berry

Summer Reds



GRAF GOOD U COLLAGE SWIMSUIT by Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

Inspiration Boards by ArtyZen Studios (all artwork is ours!)

Home decor accessories – mixing and matching from our extensive collection of artwork.  For additional purchasing information, collaboration or licensing inquiries, please contact us at

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Inspiration board ideas from ArtyZen Studios.  All artwork copyright Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios.  Licensing and collaborations welcomed!

Inspiration board ideas from ArtyZen Studios. All artwork copyright Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios. Licensing and collaborations welcomed!


Copyright Anahi DeCanio - ArtyZen Studios - Available for Licensing

Copyright Anahi DeCanio – ArtyZen Studios – Available for Licensing



Fun and Chic in the Kitchen

I love to cook.   Family and work schedules don’t always allow for lots of creativity in the kitchen but when I do I turn out pretty yummy meals (…she says modestly…)  In my book, the kitchen is the heart of the home.  Lots of great memories are made there.  The simple things we remember.  Kids doing homework on the kitchen table – milk and cookies afternoons…the smells of a promising meal to be shared with friends… Some days, it’s just scrambling to make breakfast so the kids can get to school on time but there is no doubt lots of life happens in our kitchens.

So we wanted to share some of our kitchen inspirations.  If we’re going to spend time there, might as well be surrounded by pretty things that makes us smile…even if the dog just ate your son’s peanut butter sandwich!

For additional images or licensing inquiries,  please visit our ArtyZen Studios website or feel free to contact us.

Happy Cooking!





LOVE Collages and Home Accessories

Really enjoying Spring.   The burst of colors is so inspiring!   Take a peek at our LOVE Collages.  They start out as hand made mixed media collage artwork for the walls but applying them to products is so much fun! For additional images, please visit our ArtyZen Studios website.

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Copyright Anahi DeCanio - ArtyZen Studios - Available for Licensing

Copyright Anahi DeCanio – ArtyZen Studios – Available for Licensing

Copyright Anahi DeCanio - ArtyZen Studios - Available for Licensing

Copyright Anahi DeCanio – ArtyZen Studios – Available for Licensing





Spring Inspiration Boards – ArtyZen Studios

Decorating?  Spring Cleaning?  Putting all together can sometimes be a challenge.  We spent a little bit of studio putting some inspiration boards together.  Pillows, duvet covers and wall art prints are available at our ArtyZen Home website. If you are looking for personalization or custom work, please let us know!  We’ll be doing more of these.  What themes or color schemes would you like to see?

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Graffiti Tulips for U – ArtyZen Studios


Love Art – Gallery Wall

XO LOVE BLACK AND WHITE COLLECTION - Gold Accents.  Art Prints - Bedding and Decorative Pillows.

XO LOVE BLACK AND WHITE COLLECTION – Gold Accents. Art Prints – Bedding and Decorative Pillows.

Off to the races! Kentucky Derby Print Inspiration…

Always fun to watch the race and people watch!  Love the hats!  This equestrian print, created by Anahi DeCanio of ArtyZen Studios,  was inspired by our love of horses with a bit of whimsy added. Enjoy the race!




On a more masculine note…

Equestrian Boots - Copyright Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

A lo Gaucho... by Anahi DeCanio

April Showers…Spring definitely at full tilt in Central Park!

New York City is  blooming big time…Central Park was just beautiful.  The colors are glorious but these white ones took my breath away.  Well worth finding a bit of time to take it all in!

Spring in NYC - Central Park Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

Central Park Benches - Anahi DeCanio for ArtyZen Studios

Anahi DeCanio participates in Feast of Colors Exhibition at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

So excited to be part of this exhibit!  “Feast of Colors” curated by Allan Baldwin of ArtServe will be held at the gorgeous The Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.  ArtyZen Studios Creative Director, Anahi DeCanio, is one of the five artists whose work will be on exhibit.  Additional participating artists are Geoffrey Baris, Didi Marchi, Henning Haupt and Tin Ly.

ArtServe is a well respected long standing art organization in South Florida.  Its mission is to provide programs, events, business opportunities, and facilities that help local and emerging artists turn their art into business.  It also looks to create valuable cultural experiences for artists as a means to creating vibrant communities and creative place making.

 “Feast of Colors”

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

In Partnership with ArtServe

Art Opening Reception

Wednesday, May 6th from 6 to 7:30 pm.

A special dinner at Beauty and the Feast will follow

 Please Join Us!!


Feeling the Love…in black and white – XOXO

XOXO LOVE – Art Prints and Decorative Accessories

Love typography on abstract black and white abstract with gold accents.  Featured as an art print, duvet cover or decorative accessories.

XO LOVE BLACK AND WHITE COLLECTION - Gold Accents.  Art Prints - Bedding and Decorative Pillows.

XO LOVE BLACK AND WHITE COLLECTION – Gold Accents. Art Prints – Bedding and Decorative Pillows.

Artwork by ArtyZen Studios Licensed to ABC for “Secretes and Lies” Premiering this Sunday!


Stay tuned… after a much anticipated debut… Secrets and Lies premieres this Sunday on ABC!  Thrilled and honored to have our artwork featured on the set of the show.  Starring the amazing Juliette Lewis – (love her!) – Ryan Phillipe – KaDee Strickland and Natalie Martinez!

Heat’s ON in NY – Art Exhibit at Ashawagh Hall – Springs (East Hampton)

February 21 – 22 – Opening Reception 5 to 8 pm.



Wind is whipping up in NY…so why not whip up some paint!

Nothing wrong with new and shiny but around here, we also value signs of age, old, well used…  That especially applies to our old easels, painting tables and most of all, our beloved friends, our paint brushes.  OK, so we could be better about cleaning them out but I think it might be a bit of a Freudian slip.  We think they look so amazing like this!  So, if you’re looking in the mirror and see a few wrinkles or gray hair…remember they are not scars of time, they are gorgeous traits of character and experience!  Have a colorful day!

Anahi DeCanio

We treasure the old and LOVE our old paint brushes.  Every little spot of paint tells a story...

We treasure the old and LOVE our old paint brushes. Every little spot of paint tells a story…

Anahi DeCanio artwork to be featured in upcoming movie “The Choice”

Wall art by Anahi DeCanio licensed for movie set of Nicholas Sparks movie "The Choice" - produced by Lionsgate - Directed by Ross Katz

“Americana Candy” wall art by Anahi DeCanio of ArtyZen Studios was licensed to be featured in the movie set of “The Choice” a Lionsgate production based on a book written by critically acclaimed best selling author Nicholas Sparks. 

According to Variety, the film, directed by Ross Katz, is set to be released sometime in 2016.  It will star Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom WellingBenjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer.

Anahi DeCanio is an award winning licensed artist and the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios.  For additional information about our art, studio or licensing partnerships, please contact

2015…open to POSSIBILITIES…


May the world of endless opportunities and possibilities come your way in 2015!

PEACE ~ LOVE and WONDERMENT in 2015… Our Very Best Wishes from ArtyZen Studios!

2015 PEACE LOVE from ArtyZen Studios

Sending Out Our Very Best Wishes to You…Love ~ Peace and Abundance of All Wonderful Things During this Holiday Season and 2015!

The ArtyZen Studios Team

Anahi DeCanio selected as Artist of the Month by Long Island Arts Alliance

ArtyZen Studios ceative director, Anahi DeCanio has been selected as Artist of the Month by the Long Island Arts Alliance. Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) is a network of the region’s not-for-profit arts, cultural and arts education organizations, promoting awareness of and participation in Long Island’s world-class arts and cultural institutions.

Anahi’s paintings are currently on exhibit at Bloomingdale’s in their Roosevelt Field location in Garden City. The exhibit includes twelve artists of Hispanic descent and it coincides with the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit was made possible courtesy of the Long Island Arts Alliance, Bloomingdale’s and the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Anahi DeCanio Artwork at Bloomingdales<img


MOSTLY ABSTRACT VI – Hamptons – Anahi DeCanio in group art exhibit

Anahi DeCanio will once again participate in Mostly Abstract group art exhibition in East Hampton.  In it’s sixth year, this exhibit highlights the work of abstract artists following some of the great abstract art traditions of the East End.  The show is curated by artist Beth Barry and will include a diverse mix of genres and styles.

​Exhibition dates will coincide with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) during the Columbus Day Weekend.
Exhibit will take place in historic Ashawagh Hall, not farm from home and studio of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner.



Beth Barry, Barbara Bilotta, Casey Chalem-Anderson, Anahi DeCanio, Anna Franklin, Robert Leibel, Mary Milne, Lesley Obrock, Bo Parsons, Sheila Rotner, Lieve Thiers, Mark Zimmerman

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Anahi DeCanio to exhibit in Mostly Abstract Group Show in East Hampton

Anahi DeCanio (eARThHAMPTONS) will once again participate in Mostly Abstract group art exhibition in East Hampton.  In it’s sixth year, this exhibit highlights the work of abstract artists following the great abstract expressionism tradition of the East End.  The show is curated by artist Beth Barry and will include a diverse mix of genres and styles.  Exhibition dates will coincide with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) during the Columbus Day Weekend.

Exhibit will take place in historic Ashawagh Hall, not farm from home and studio of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner.


Beth Barry, Barbara Bilotta, Casey Chalem-Anderson, Anahi DeCanio, Anna Franklin, Robert Leibel, Mary Milne, Lesley Obrock, Bo Parsons, Sheila Rotner, Lieve Thiers, Mark Zimmerman

Anahi DeCanio exhibits in East Hampton at Mostly Abstract Art Exhibit 2019



New abstract work by Anahi DeCanio to be exhibited at Mostly Abstract VI during Hamptons International Film Festival Weekend.



#GIRLBOSS! Anahi DeCanio artwork featured in Lonny Magazine Article.

Anahi DeCanio artwork at Luminary NYC Launched by Cate Luzio.



Anahi DeCanio artwork featured in Lonny Magazine Article for launch of Cate Luzio’s Luminary.  Art provided  courtesy of William Ris Gallery.


What a privilege!  Those who know me well know that I have been a big supporter of women moving forward to the best of their potential in whatever path they choose.  Sometimes, its the actions that we take quietly and behind the scenes that matter most.  In this  case, I got to do it in bigger than life-size proportions – namely 9 feet tall! Cate Luzio, who has been an amazing force behind organizations that empower women, has launched a new venture called Luminary.    This space allows women to connect, network, and take advantage of a myriad of services and opportunities. It’s nothing short of fabulous in every way.

Through Mary Cantone’s William Ris Gallery in Jamesport, on the North Fork of New York, I was invited to do a solo exhibit of my work for the launch.  The exhibit was curated by the meticulous eye of Brooke Cantone.  The Luminary team is an impressive group of women with expertise in various fields ready to put their seemingly endless energy to work.  The launch was a great success with over 300 people in attendance.

Cate Luzio has deservedly gotten a lot of press on this venture.  I had an extra treat today when I saw an article in Lonny Magazine full of pictures featuring my artwork! Must admit my friends and colleagues had to tolerate a bit of bragging from me today…

I’m so thrilled to be a part of this for so many reasons.  As an artist, it’s always an honor to be able to exhibit in wonderful spaces like this one. As a businesswoman in both art and real estate, any venture that supports women in business is always welcomed.  I know first hand how important it is to have supportive forces and mentors that can open doors and provide insight.  I’m so excited to see the energy behind new resources that provide opportunities for continued self development and growth.  To combine both art and support women in the process is great inspiration.




Anahi DeCanio at Luminary NYC


Anahi DeCanio abstract artwork at AKA Tribeca Lounge designed by Jennifer Post

Anahi DeCanio artwork featured in HOSPITALITY DESIGN AKA Tribeca by Jennifer Post JULY 2019

Anahi DeCanio artwork featured in HOSPITALITY DESIGN AKA Tribeca by Jennifer Post JULY 2019


Anahi DeCanio large abstract landscapes in black and white with gold accents were selected by Jennifer Post Designs for the initial art displayed for the launch of Larry Korman’s AKA Tribeca Lounge in New York City.  AKA located in fashionable Tribeca was the site of the original Smyth.  This particular project was the first hospitality commercial design for the iconic designer.

The two abstracts chosen, “New York Dare ” and “In the Beginning” were displayed in the elegant new lounge along with fashion fine art photography by renowned photographers Marco Glaviano and Jean-Philippe Piter.




- Anahi DeCanio IN THE BEGINNING - Mixed media on canvas - 48H X 72W - 2019 - Jennifer Post Designs

IN THE BEGINNING – Abstract Art diptych in gold and black by Anahi DeCanio at launch of AKA Tribeca Lounge designed by Jennifer Post.  (48×84)

- Anahi DeCanio - TRIBECA - MIXED MEDIA Abstract ON CANVAS - 48X72 - 2019

NEW YORK DARE – Abstract Art diptych in gold and black by Anahi DeCanio at launch of AKA Tribeca Lounge designed by Jennifer Post.  (48×84)


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Anahi DeCanio participates in Solely Women Exhibit at William Ris Gallery on Long Island’s North Fork



Anahi DeCanio will be exhibiting new abstract work at the Solely Women Group Show at The William Ris Gallery in Jamesport, NY.  The exhibit will be on view from May 12 to June 10th with an opening reception to be held on Saturday May 12th from 4 to 7 pm.  William Ris is adjacent to the Sherwood House Wine Tasting Room.

The William Ris Gallery is pleased to present a group show which expresses the nuances of the female experience through the visual arts. Fourteen accomplished female artists will exhibit over 40 works ranging from oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, collage, watercolor, ceramic sculpture and photography.

Curated by Gallery owner and director Mary Cantone, Solely Women brings together women artists working on the East Coast. The works on exhibit are expansive in their range of theme, medium and inspiration. Included will be:

Anahi’s new zen landscape abstracts will be exhibited along with Erin Hinz’s sun-soaked floating female images, Phyllis Hammond’s colorful aluminum large- scale sculpture, Alex Ferrone’s sensual aerial landscape photography, Marilyn Weiss’ collages created with repurposed materials, Jessica Nissen, Rorschach -like illustrative work, Jane Kirkwood’s, paintings which combine realism with a dream world, the subtle and provocative botanical watercolors of Marissa Bridge, Lori Hollander’s relationship inspired realist portraits, figures in pastel by Ellen Goldstein, textural mixed media works by Valerie Zeman, street photographs of Susan Saunders, Micheline Klagsbrun’s mythological inspired paintings and Pares Mallis’ sinuous ceramic sculpture.


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eARThHAMPTONS 2018, an Earth Day Friendly ART & DESIGN organized by Anahi DeCanio – A Weekend Celebration at historic Ashawagh Hall, will be held the weekend of April 21st through the 22nd.

In 2018, eARThHAMPTONS will feature a strong showcase of exhibiting award winning artists, design elements, and the participation of local farms and purveyors. The event will include additional programming of interest to a wide audience. We have new elements and a few surprises in store for our audience.  We compliment other wonderful events and scientific presentations on the East End highlighting the importance of preserving the natural beauty around us. eARThHamptons focuses on the concept that our immediate environs and what makes up “home and habitat” can be beautiful while still honoring sustainable practices.  The work of artists, designers, architects, landscapers, and builders combined to make healthier beautiful environments is a natural fit based on common ground. Anahi, who is also an agent with Douglas Elliman, is pursuing green certification to work with clients searching for those features in their homes.2018 - earthhamptons ANAHI DECANIO EARTH DAY HAMPTONS ANAHI DECANIO
“We have been so fortunate to have a wonderful attendance and a growing following every year.  Our 2017 Saturday evening reception brought over 300 guests. We continue to look forward to growing an enjoyable way to combine all the elements that make up our habitats at large and bring more attention to sustainable practices in the art and design world as well as our everyday lives” comments DeCanio who has deep ties to the natural beauty found on the East End.
This year’s roster of artists brings a mix of eclectic styles and genres that range from sculpture, fine art abstracts and photography, to contemporary art.  eARThHAMPTONS 2018 includes the work of sought after Springs glass artist Mary Milne, photographer Donna Renna, internationally renowned sculptor Phyllis Hammond, Dan’s cover local artist Aurelio Torres, ceramic artist and designer Anna Clejan and award winning Anahi DeCanio.
This year’s event is once again being graced with the participation of master craftsman and fine custom furniture designer Angel Naula. Naula Workshop has collaborated with acclaimed interior designers and architects and has completed high-profile residential projects for Robert Kennedy Jr., Hugh Jackman, Norah Jones, and Rupert Murdoch, among others. Additionally, Naula created custom made pieces for the penthouse exquisitely designed by Kelly Behun at architect Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park Avenue, eventually sold by Douglas Elliman.  Complimenting the design elements in the show, Cloud9 Designs will be displaying an exclusive line of luxury home accessories.  Anna Clejan will be featuring pieces from her collection of fine art ceramics.

Anahi DeCanio in Abstract Group Art Exhibit – East Hampton

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Pop Up Abstract Art Show Returning To The Hamptons Over Columbus Day Weekend

Nicole Barylski
Over Columbus Day weekend, you can celebrate the East End’s legendary art history as you admire works featured in Mostly Abstract V at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, a venue that has shown masterpieces by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.

A piece by Anahi DeCanio. (Courtesy Photo)

“In keeping with the rich and storied tradition of abstract expressionist exhibitions at Ashawagh Hall, a diverse group of artists will present Mostly Abstract V,” Beth Barry, who is included in the show, shared. “These artists create work that is a visceral and emotional response to the world, not a literal one.”

Mostly Abstract V will highlight pieces from Beth Barry, Barbara BilottaAnahi DeCanio, Anna Franklin, Mary Milne, Katherine Hammond, Bo Parsons, Sheila Rotner, Lieve Theirs, and Mark Zimmerman.

“My work continues to shift to reflect a freer ‘unedited’ style,” DeCanio shared. “The layers are all still there but the textures and texts that might have been hidden in the past have become more apparent and form an integral part of the visible final image. I’m allowing the viewer to come into an intimate space not shared before. It’s been a bit of a challenging journey but very exciting.”

The pop up art show will be on display on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

“The paintings and sculptures are an external expression of an internal, intuitive process,” added Barry.

Admission to Mostly Abstract V is free.

Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton. 

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Anahi DeCanio Exhibits Unedited Abstractions in the Hamptons and Northfork at William Ris East

Anahi DeCanio, an East End-based multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including award winning product designs, will be featured in Quogue Library’s September 2017 Exhibit, Anahi DeCanio: Unedited Abstractions.

Serendipity. (Courtesy Photo)

by Nicole Berylski

“Every brushstroke, color, element, or scratch as symbols of the marks left behind by life events and the passage of time,” she noted.

DeCanio, who is the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and founder and curator of eco-friendly art and design show eARThHAMPTONS, will also be showing with Charles Wildbank during a Labor DayWeekend Open House at William Ris Gallery (1291 Main Road, Jamesport,, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. “

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