Though Massimo Angèi had long worked as a professional photographer, a vivid dream in spring 2006 made him realize his destiny was as a painter, and he vowed to never again abandon it. The artist has described his tempestuous oil paintings as reflecting varied emotional states, and his ethereal abstract compositions on various surfaces (canvas, Plexiglas, board) entertain multiple interpretations. Forms and scenes are suggested but never fully established. Several works evoke landscapes, weather patterns, and natural systems, such as Il Sogno di un Martin Pescatore (2012). Translated as “The Dream of Kingfisher,” the painting features cloud-like billows of white and gray that clear in the canvas's center to reveal what could be a distant sky, illuminated with sparks of yellow: clarity found amid a storm-saturated sky.