I am a painter of Louisiana landscapes. My oil paintings are loose and impressionistic in style with bold brush strokes of color. I paint many facets of the Louisiana landscape from the marsh and bayous, cypress and oak trees, sugarcane, birds to its seafood. My mission is to capture the beauty of nature that is around us every day. In a January 24, 2019 feature in The Advocate (Baton Rouge), I was quoted, “I draw from what I see around me every day. The cane fields, bayous, trees, grasses and birds are my inspiration.”
I began painting when he was nine years old and have continued to practice my craft ever since. My work has been featured in The Advocate (Baton Rouge) and 225 Magazine. My work has also been showcased in the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Arts Judicata event in 2017, 2018 and 2020. I have received numerous ribbons from the Plaquemine Bank Art Show, Acadian Art Show and West Baton Rouge Library Art Show.
My work is for sale at The Foyer, Cajun Electric and Lighting and Betts Fine Art in Baton Rouge; Where Y'Art Works in New Orleans and at www.antonioferachi.com. My work can be seen on Instagram @antonioferachifineart.
I am a tax attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I serve as the Director of Litigation and General Counsel of the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
impressionism, peaceful, tranquil
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in your community? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
My work is inspired by the beauty in nature I see everyday from the herons, marsh, cypress trees, sugarcane, etc. I strive to capture the beauty of south Louisiana in my paintings.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I take many photos of the Louisiana landscape on my phone of things I want to draw. I am always pulling inspiration from the subject and colors therein.
Where do you draw inspiration?
What I see around me in nature everyday.
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Monet and Van Gogh's impressionistic style
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Gardening or playing tennis
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
Well, something most of my art clients may not know is that I am a tax attorney by day.
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Where You Can Find My Work
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where y’Art Works Gallery by appointment.
The Foyer, 3655 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
Cajun Electric and Lighting, 1500 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Betts Fine Art, 5936 Stumberg Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70816