Gene Costanza is a contemporary realist painter who prefers the “painterly” application of oils. Equally at home painting “en plein air” as well as in the studio, Costanza focuses his efforts primarily on landscape and man’s interaction with nature.
Costanza all but abandoned art in his early 20’s and then spent over 25 years in law enforcement. He began dabbling again mid-career. Police-work, he believes, provided him with the discipline to overcome his personal tendencies and find the direction that is required to create a good painting; painting that endures over time.