538 Long Hill Road / Middletown, CT
A native of Quincy, MA, Paul owned and managed Paul Baldassini Graphic Design in Boston’s Back Bay. For over 25 years, his creative team provided graphic design and advertising services to a diverse range of clients including corporate, private and non-profit organizations.
As a professional fine artist, graphic artist, designer, photographer and teacher, Paul Baldassini has been working with graphic images for over 40 years. Retouching photographs since the late 1970s, Paul used the traditional retoucher’s tools — airbrush, photograys and retouchers colors — long before the advent of digital technology. In 1987, his Back Bay graphic design studio was one of the first to embrace and utilize the incipient digital publishing technology.
As both owner and artist, Paul evaluates every photograph that comes into his studio to ensure a quality restoration and customer satisfaction. He knows that computers and technology are not all it takes to faithfully restore photographs, so he also relies on his background in art history and research skills to get the job done. In this way, over the years Paul has skillfully and carefully repaired, restored and/or retouched thousands of damaged antique or new photographs. Paul can resurrect almost any damaged photo, while significantly improving unnoticed, essential or compromised detail inherent in the original image. And, Paul’s retouching skills and sensitivity to producing a natural look that does not appear overworked are unsurpassed. He is in constant demand for digital images requiring color correction, tonal balance adjustments, proper sharpening, portrait retouching and any other image editing requested by the client.
Paul, his wife and daughter reside in Middletown, CT. In addition to photo restoration, Paul is also a professional fine artist producing works in both oil and watercolor, and is a part time art instructor of contemporary fiber arts, Florentine needlepoint, and digital photography. He is available for private instruction and consultation in contemporary fiber arts, digital photography, publishing, typography and image editing for serious art students, corporations, and academic & private institutions.