© 2004 Ahimsa Art by Mico Di Arpo

Artistic Approach

"It is not the position of a painting to change the world but it does create a space for soulful contemplation and in so has the power to effect continuous lasting change".   Mico Di Arpo

Buon Fresco

Buon Fresco is the ancient art of painting on wet lime plaster with earth pigments ground in water. It is not only one of the oldest art forms known to man but it is an entirely green medium.

Every element used to create a fresco is organic, environmentally friendly and come from lavishly rich resources.

Lime is the main component in fresco. It is abundantly found in nature, contains no VOC's,(volatile organic compounds, those nasty chemicals that are toxic to our air quality and environment), reduces the carbon footprint by absorbing carbon dioxide and is a natural air filter and mold inhibitor


Activism is humanities rational solution to fight for those things that cause us the greatest unrest in our souls.

Activists are not motivated by power, money or fame but are in fact driven slightly mad by some injustice, some cruelty, some unfairness. So much so that they are compelled by some internal moral code to make it better.


An Angel is a messenger, a spiritual being that looks upon all life with unwavering compassion. Angels bring messages of peace and comfort to any life in peril.

Angels are as contemporary as they are ancient. They exist within every culture. They have been written of, sung of and painted since the earliest of times. Angels cross the bridge between worlds and beliefs. They are timeless messengers  whose images bring comfort to many and offend few if any.


All my art centers around the preservation and continuation of the buon fresco medium as a viable contemporary art form. I endeavor to create projects that bring access and knowledge of this great art form to as wide a public audience as possible. The content of my work is aligned with my desire to create a more compassionate world towards all life and the earth. I use an earth friendly green medium to create art that aligns with my activism and brings awareness of  animal rights and environmental issues from a place of compassion and divine inspiration. 

An Animals Life is as Important and Irreplaceable to Them  as Your Life is to You!

"If you have the ability to watch or cause any living being to tremble in fear for its life and remain apathetic then you are so far removed from all that is spiritual that angels cry out in agony for the fate of your own soul."

Mico Di Arpo