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

Visionary artist restoring Myocum dairy

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


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