Bruno Mascolo is a grand anomaly in a world in which the appellation starving is routinely applied to artists. He is very much an artist but most assuredly, not a malnourished one. His paintings adorn walls in his palatial homes in Texas and California. He so loves his creations that, like an Italian Vermeer, most of his oeuvre remains in his own possession. In the succeeding pages, seventeen of his oils have been selected to introduce him to an audience who otherwise might not fall under his considerable spell.