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Visionary artist restoring Myocum dairy

VISIONARY: Painter Concetta Antico sees one hundred million more colours than most humans Photo Contributed
VISIONARY: Painter Concetta Antico sees one hundred million more colours than most humans Photo Contributed Contributed

MYOCUM has caught the eye of an internationally celebrated painter who has a rare form of "super vision".

Originally from Sydney, and now living in the United States, Concetta Antico has a rare genetic condition, called Tetrachromacy, which means the retinas in her eyes contain four types of higher-intensity light receptors.

Humans and closely related primates normally have three types of cone cells.

"As I am able to see the myriad of colours in everything, the subtle nuances that I can define with my super vision gift allows me to show these colours to others via my work," Concetta said.

The prolific oil painter, who is restoring a former dairy farm in Myocum with her family, produces all of her works in one sitting.

"I am a plein air and alla prima artist, which translate to 'open air' and 'at first sight' respectively," said Concetta.

"I have lost count on how many works I have created. I have over 700-plus pieces and an increasing number in private collections."

See Concetta's ethereal work at www.concettaantico.com

Topics:  artist, dairy farm, myocum


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