Shortly after his arrival, he continued six more years of study at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York City. He established his studio in Manhattan where, for the last 35 years, he has been restoring valuable paintings for prestigious galleries and private clients throughout the country. His vast knowledge and expertise in 18th through 20th century American painting make him one of the top names in the art restoration.
In the last two years, Demetrio’s creativity and passion for his painting reached a turning point, and his inspiration broke free from traditional forms of expression. In May 2006, he was among the artists represented at the International Art Fair in Beijing and Shanghai, China. The Museum of Modern Art and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai have each acquired one of his works for their personal collections. Demetrio brings art to full expression through this remarkable collection that combines an eclectic blend of vibrant colors with rich textures, evoking the past and the present in a fusion of natural elements and human emotions.