Illustration from book four, chapter one of a 1736 English edition of Andrea Palladio's "I quattri libri dell'architettura" edited by Edward Hoppus and engraved by B. Cole.
I started working on Wikipedia at the behest of a friend. I am an artist and teacher and my main interests on Wikipedia are improving and expanding the selection of articles related to painting and sculpture, and specifically historical painting materials and pigments. I am also interested in decorative arts and furniture from prehistory-1800 and from 1940-present.
My username is inspired by the 16th century architect Andrea Palladio, who helped revive an interest in classicism and inspired the Palladian Revolution in English architecture and design in the 17th and 18th centuries.