About Us


I am creating just to say - you are special

At the different stages of our life, people, environmental factors and some kind of events change our lives completely. So it happened with me when in the early years of my career I ran into a lot of difficulties, frustrations, or vain hopes. My life has not been an exception; during the early years of my career, I ran into a lot of challenges, frustrations and vain hopes.

My name is Gustavo Lecce and one day I decided to dedicate vivid memories on the canvas for special people. My hand-painted portraits leave the viewer with the impression of hyper-realism.

Gabe Otto and I met each other five years ago in New York. Sharing the common interest, we soon decided to open an art studio to sell portraits of different sizes painted from the photos. As the demand for our handmade products increased, it became necessary to hire new artists. I have selected the best from the artists around me and now they are working with me to maintain a true Italian quality. However, despite this, one studio could no longer handle orders, so we started opening our workshops in southern Italy. By the end of 2019, we already had 4 studios, 22 artists, and up to 1000 paintings per year.

We have three main types of portraiture. The works are created in black pencil, which gives them drama and minimalism; Oil - which is a combination of avant-garde colors and freshness, and most important - a unique, hyper-realistic handmade dye, with a secret ingredient found in the Alps. Consequently, one of the most in-demand products of Lecceart are the portraits created with our unique paint, which we diligently paint according to the photos provided by you.

Gustavo Lecce Studio

Art is one of the oldest means of self-expression and symbolism. The combination of these two things and the centuries-old development have led to the diversity, uniqueness, and growing demand for the genres of art. Our customers are people who value quality, diversity, and uniqueness, and those who know what it means to stand out and appreciate handmade artwork as a professional.