Former Air Force Lt Colonel and systems analyst in the insurance and security agencies, Anthony "Nino" Nardecchia spent his days of retirement wood carving, sculpting, and writing. He never thought he had a talent for drawing until he took an "Urban Sketching" class in 2013. Inspired by what he learned from the course, he started creating drawings and paintings to share with his friends. After being asked to donate a watercolor piece for H2O for Life’s Water Ball fundraiser in 2017, Nino was asked by many if he had other pieces available for purchase. This encounter and positive feedback from others led him to create Nino’s Note Cards. With his company, Nino developed a line of note cards from his paintings to be sold in local communities. He donates 100% of net proceeds to local charities and families in need as he states he does not need to make money from his business and wants to pay it forward. To date, Nino’s Note Cards has donated more than $18,000 to charities in the White Bear Lake area and surrounding communities.
Find a selection of Nino's Note Cards in the Gift Department of your nearest Kowalski's location.