Born in 1957, Alfredo Tofanelli, Italian-American, is a native of northern California who received his Fine Arts degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. While at Art Center he studied under Craig Nelson, Peter Liashkov, Dan McCaw and John Asaro.
More recently he has studied with PAPA members Joseph Mendez, Kenn Backhaus, Skip Whitcomb, Gay Faulkenberry, Ray Roberts and also Peggi Kroll-Roberts.
He continued the study of color with students of Henry Hensche. He studied extensively with Camille Przewodek and Carole Gray-Weihman in Petaluma, California and also with Frank Gannon, John Ebersberger, Steve Perkins and Cedric and Joanette Egeli at their studios in Cape Cod & Maryland.
Alfredo established himself as an illustrator and graphic designer in the Los Angeles area before returning north to San Francisco. For ten years Alfredo was on the faculty of Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, teaching courses in life drawing, painting and computer graphics. In the Bay Area he worked as an Art Director at The 3DO Company and Electronic Arts and also as a web developer.
As been a PAL instructor since 2010.