Dee Dee Colabella
Owner | Founder | Art Agent
Dee Dee Perrone Colabella is an art dealer and gallerist, and the owner and director of the RPAC Gallery and RPAC Art Center and Academy based in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She holds a master’s degree in fine arts from the Western Connecticut State University.
She has over 30 years of experience in the arts, with a focus on graphic arts, advertising, event planning, and education. She is also an artist, capturing mood and emotion in still life and figurative works on canvas.
Not only is Dee Dee passionate about art, but as an art dealer she knows how to foster the creative process and development of an artist, expanding their opportunities to turn their dreams into reality. She has a keen eye in discovering talented emerging and mid-level artists and knows how to evolve their careers towards higher levels of success.
Dee Dee represents working artists at the RPAC Gallery, collaborating with private collectors to help build each artist’s career.
“The right art dealer will represent the artists and teach them how to make a career out of their craft. Getting noticed by a Gallery is hard work,” Dee Dee says. “It’s all about timing. That’s why we wanted to create a gallery where artists at different stages of their careers can show and find opportunities. It’s a huge benefit to have a gallery to show your work in and expanding their collector base is an important key to their success.”
“In addition, through the RPAC Art Center and Academy (Dee Dee’s studio and art education center), we are able to do everything from helping a student prepare his or her portfolio for art school to supplying a creative and nurturing studio space for artists to create and develop their artistic vision.”
Dee Dee plans to expand into different collector markets and to give more artists the representation they need to succeed. “I love art in all forms, and I believe in the artists who I represent. My mission supports their careers.”
Co-Founder | Instructor
With over 30 years of advertising and graphic design experience, Greg offers students tons of real-world experience. He has earned award-winning accolades, including Festival International de la Photographie de Mode at Canne, three Ozzie design awards, and more. He has over six years teaching graphic design, illustration and studio art at the collegiate level.
He currently holds a Master of Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Western Connecticut University.
Brooke A. Heinen
Partner | CFO | COO
Brooke brings over 21 years of financial accounting and reporting experience. She is the strategic leader responsible for the overall financial aspects of the RPAC Companies whereby her highly detailed and structured approach to financial reporting, forecasting and general accounting practices has proven indispensable. Brooke also plays a significant role in overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the RPAC Companies.
Brooke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.