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The Arts Inn is a space dedicated to Art, in Florence, Italy.

It is based on an innovative concept, as art is exhibited in a completely different way from traditional art galleries: the space itself is a work of art where the enjoyment of artwork is accompanied by art-inspired signature drinks and by selected background music.

Guest artists are welcome to apply to exhibit for free in temporary exhibitions.

The current exhibition is by Peter Thomas Foster (owner) and Marusia Nita.


With a solid foundation of art training and practice, Peter has painted professionally for over 30 years. 

He has exhibited in galleries in Florence, Venice, and Saint Paul de Vence, but mostly preferred and managed to sell directly to collectors from his Atelier. He has sold countless artworks from mid Eighties to today. 

His forte is colour, and the play of light and dark. “Chiaroscuro”, used by Masters such as Caravaggio, emphasizes the darkness of the background to create a high contrast and a dramatic effect. Out of the darkness and shadow, the objects appear solid and three-dimensional.

The subjects are designed and arranged with consciousness of their symbolic significance in art.

He paints his subjects from life, with a special method to achieve the light-and-sha

dow effect. He often uses photographs as a means to test the setup and for reference, as fruit and flowers soon lose their freshness.

The main character of Peter Foster's painting is simplicity, achieved through the use of composition, design, light, colour.



Marusia Nita is a Romanian artist living in Italy.

Alumna of the Florence Academy of Art (sculpture) and of The University of Art Bucharest (painting), she has 4 years experience as an art teacher, for The Sacred School of Art (Florence), TIAC (Florence Academy of Art and Siena) and in her private studio. She also spent 5 years as a character artist for the games industry for companies like Ubisoft and IoInteractive (Denmark). Currently she is teaching online through her school at

She is alternating between painting, sculpting and teaching sculpture, artistic anatomy and drawing.

Her work is part of the permanent collection at Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona. She built a life size Ecorche, as a private commission for The Florence Academy of Art.