Filastro 'Fil' Mottola
Laguna Beach, CA
Why Fil starting painting abstracts
Fil Mottola's early days as an artist was wasted on making money, he once griped to a neighbor! He spent twelve years at Walt Disney Studios doing background animation for big titles such as "Sword and the Stone”, "Sleeping Beauty”, “ Lady and the Tramp” and “ Peter Pan”. He became a gallery owner in Laguna Beach offering his art to the rich and the famous. Some of his admiring public were presidents, actors and musicians. Ronald Reagan, , Liberace, Lucille Ball, Red Skelton, Walt and Roy Disney, to name a few. He Said he wanted to paint from inspiration, not intellect. "Fil was one of the most inspirational men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing” proclaimed a famous artist and song writer who owned one of his largest collections. He was an extremely happy and positive individual as portrayed in his art work. Mottola let his hand run free on the canvas, but he only used his beautiful mind to chose the colors of inspiration. He did not allow the demands of the common every day commercial paintings rule his art. He exclaimed that abstract art for the most part, was contrived and he wanted to change the way people looked at art in general. Another reason he often used sheets of newspaper to let the "art spirit" guide him. This is why his abstracts are so real. They come from a great reservoir of creativity that only a true connoisseur can appreciate his talents. Motolla was an expert on colors and design (as one can clearly see in his paintings and portraits.) Since Fil Mottola was not living in darkness, his art work brings brightness to every inch of space portraying his work. Fil Loved what he did and his legend lives on.
I HAVE SOME VERY RICH CLIENTS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR HIS ABSTRACTS AND ARE WILLING TO PAY A SMALL FORTUNE FOR ONE.