Tony D'Amico began his career as a commercial artist/illustrator, enjoying a successful career in the corporate world working for such companies as PepsiCo, and Playtex Products. He later founded his own design and marketing agency, Creative Alliance, based in Southport CT. Evolving into one of the top promotion and event marketing agencies in the US, he later sold the company to the Publicis Group. Tony has studied with a number of nationally recognized artists such as Donald Demers, Matt Smith, and Phil Starke. He has won many awards for his work including an Award of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America as well as a number of awards at the Salmagundi Club. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club, Oil Painters of America, The American Impressionist Society, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Connecticut Plein Air Painters, and Lyme Art Association.