"While I have gained the greatest recognition over the years for my design work, I still have a great love and appreciation for fine art. Whenever I have the chance, I'm painting. It is both relaxing and a wonderful way to stimulate the right side of the brain. Landscapes are among my favorite, with their challenges in composition, proportions, values and color. I'm always consciously using all these various elements in my paintings to support the central subject or mood, which is very similar to my approach with design. I've sold many pieces over the year but, with each one, it is like parting with a child. Each has its story and a remembrance of a special moment in time. "

-Alfred Durante