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i am trying to determine if a slightly damaged oil painting that has been passed on to me is worth restoring.  I am having difficulty determining the artist's name from the signature on the painting (Reiio, Rello).  Attached are photos of the signature and the painting.  Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide.

Art VanDeventer
Somers, CT

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Dear Art,
I checked my artist books and online for an artist by either spelling and there was nothing. Overall it is a pleasant image. The technique appears to be more of a talented amateur than listed painter. Since I cannot see the brush work closely I suggest taking to a local art expert and having them take a look. I didn't see any obvious damage so if it has sentimental value you may just want to hang as is and enjoy.
Best regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

Expertise

I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

Experience

Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Member of the Association of Online Appraisers.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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