Lorenzo Di Mauro (1954)
Born in Sicily, Di Mauro began drawing illustrations and comics using both brush and airbrush.
On moving to Rome he joined the Illustrators Association, a new group, but a useful starting point to his interest in creating pinup work, one of his final images actually having Elvgrens name as part of the background.
The 80's saw his work widely recognised through the advertising market, with almost photorealistic results being expected on many of these projects.
The 90's saw him experimenting with the digital imaging process, something that in 2001 became his primary choice for creating artwork. He still used the original tools of brush and airbrush, creating vivid images with his use of acrylic paints, but this was to be a temporary situation as the better he got with a graphics tablet, the less inclined he was to work with traditional methods (except for limited commission work where the brush and airbrush were requested).
Looking through his various images, it can be hard to find which is his preferred style of image, with seemingly many artists styles touched upon at times, from Elvgren through Sorayama and including Nagel's minimalist approach, regardless of which he prefers, the final results are definitely pinup