“Dean Gioia’s best paintings are as much about the manipulation of light as they are about conjuring certain moods. His best works call to mind movie stills from films made by such visually gifted, evocative directors as David Lynch and Terrence Malick. Only Gioia’s images aren’t flickering by in a few frames per second. They are built to last and savor.”

Mark Hinson, Tallahassee Democrat

“Always compelling, Dean’s art fuses the mysticism of light with people and places in a timeless manner. Seemingly familiar though never before seen, like all fine art it is graceful and a personal revelation.”

Dr. Chris Howerton, Louisville, Kentucky

“Masterful art awaits those who explore the work of Dean Gioia. His use of light filtering through foliage creates a majestic feeling.”

Justice R. Fred Lewis, Supreme Court of Florida

“Dean’s work transports you. Beautifully crafted with no artifice these pieces convey an intensity of feeling derived from his communion with light and paint.”

David Arrighi, Thornebrook Gallery, Gainesville, FL

“Dean has an uncanny ability to interpret the realism of the outdoors with a most sensitive and unique treatment of both colors and light. He is a living master of his calling.”

John R. Lewis, Tallahassee, FL