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