Orfeo Fabbri’s work has been described as having a ”…very strong, saturated color and powerful compositions, sometimes including mixed media. His techniques include extensive use of the palette knife, thus his surfaces have the strength of an impasto surface. Mr.Fabbri also presents a refreshing and confident sense of design, something that appears rooted in a personal maturity.”
Melissa J. Woringer, Art Consultant,
Curator Cape Cod Healthcare, Corporate Collection (2009)
Orfeo Fabbri, who was raised in a suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts has always shown a desire for drawing and painting. His mother, a seamstress, and his father, a cabinet-maker, probably were the source of his desire to create, design, and express himself through his artistic abilities. Fabbri, unfortunately, did not have the encouragement to further his painting as a young adult. He was, and currently is, a hairdresser excelling as a hair colorist. After graduating from high school, Fabbri was accepted with scholarship at both the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He did not, however, attend either school.
Later in life, Fabbri attended an art workshop in Provincetown, Massachusetts; at this time he sold a painting to his fellow student in the workshop. Shortly after Fabbri's participation in these workshops, he was asked to place his paintings in a friend's business in Provincetown. That summer, Fabbri enjoyed gallery open-nights, and editorial features describing his usage of color in his paintings. He continues to have local and regional editorial recognition wherever he shows his work. Fabbri was awarded first prize in the oil / acrylic category for his painting titled Sunday Afternoon, in the juried 2009 All Cape Cod Art Show at the Cape Cod Cultural Center. He has had solo and group shows since.
Fabbri is a juried member of the Cape Cod Cultural Center, and a member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. His work is in private and corporate collections. Fabbri holds a certificate degree in drawing and painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Fabbri shows in various locations in Provincetown and at the Franklin Art Center, Franklin, Massachusetts; he is currently represented by Camilla Richman Fine Arts in Osterville, Massachusetts.