Born in 1954 in Rhode Island to an Italian-American family, Anthony Tomaselli has had a passion for the visual arts from a young age. As a student at Rhode Island College, Anthony worked under dedicated, thoughtful, and passionate educators who left an enduring mark on his work as an artist and teacher in his own right. It was at RIC that Anthony developed paintings which were provocative and political during a time of great unrest in the United States. This work would later give way to paintings that explore the play of light over shore, landscape, city, and beach with a sense of reverence and spirituality.
One of the most recognizable painters in Rhode Island, Tomaselli has been active in nearly every arts organization in the State, as well as in venues beyond its borders. Outside of Rhode Island, he has shared his work in exhibitions in Maine, New York, and Florida to name a few.