I am a contemporary painter born in Rome, Italy.
I grew up loving all the beautiful art I was constantly seeing around me, the colours, the quiet Villas and all the contradictions of a big city.
I started drawing when I was a child, and I never stopped. Since 2000 I have been selected for several solo and group exhibitions, festivals and workshops over the years. Like the recent group exhibition at Polodango Art Gallery (Clevedon 2020) or Clifton Art Club Open Exhibition (Bristol 2019). I am also a member of the Association of Animal Artists and I have been selected as a finalist for the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021, from David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in collaboration with BBC Wildlife Magazine
After my Art graduation, I started working in decorative arts and conservation workshops, collaborating with architects and interior designers, and working mostly on commission. During this period, I learnt decoration for interiors techniques and fascinating traditional techniques like Fresco, Grotesque, egg tempera and gilding.
In 2012 I moved to Bristol, UK. Here I learnt many invaluable lessons, like the challenge and the enrichment that comes from meeting different cultures. I also got married, and I had my daughter in 2017.
I exhibited in several galleries and open exhibitions, and I worked as a decorative workshop assistant and conservation assistant in several Studios, between Bristol and London.
During this experience, I came across other beautiful techniques like Verre Eglomise, gilding and painting on glass and mirrors.
In 2020 we moved to Vienna, Austria and started a new adventure.
My work is figurative and nature-inspired. It is published in specialized art magazines, books, and catalogues.
Some of my pieces are present in private collections in Italy, the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, the USA, and Canada.
2008 Master Degree Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, Master of Arts (110/110 cum laude)
2006 Degree Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, (110/110)
Art is my quiet place; it always has been, since I was a child. It was the place where I didn’t have to worry about anything; I could just be myself, be free, alive and "magic". I spent most of my childhood drawing quietly in a corner, and it is something that grew up with me. I could just draw what I wanted or imagined, and I was so proud of it!
Art could give me something I was, and I still am, hardly looking for: peace, serenity.
Nature is a marvellous place of never-ending inspiration to me. It is where we all belong to, and we all came back to when we need to have a peaceful recharging contemplation.
I am driven by the beauty and perfection of nature, the serenity, the unknown and the unpredictable that lies on the eyes or feathers of these elusive creatures. I am fascinated by the colourful and variety of living things, so tiny and fragile as well as surprisingly resourceful. It is something that speaks to my soul, that makes me feel peaceful, in admiration.
I paint what brings me peace. I paint the serenity of nature, the beauty, the joy, the balance, the fragility, the poetry. Art is my peaceful place, and I hope to bring the same peace and joy to the viewer.
I use oil and acrylic on metal leaf and textured backgrounds.
I start my works using photography and drawings. I explore my subjects by doing research online, from books or life.
I always combine different media like oil and acrylic, and layers of primers, to give my works a textured look and feel.
The preparation of my paintings, in fact, is a long, meditative process, that creates a multifaceted surface, where colours and light can interact in unexpected ways.
I also love to combine warm and cold colours, especially blue-green with red-yellow, for the sense of balance they give me, of restorative equilibrium for the eyes and the soul.
I love to work with gold leaf. It is a heritage coming from my experience as a decorator and gilder. I am fascinated by the capacity of gold to reflect light with different shades, giving back different feelings every time you look at it.
Besides, I was deeply inspired by Chinoiseries, for the joyful delicate design, as well as traditional religious Icons with gilded backgrounds, for the sense of peace, of knowledge, of solemn contemplation. I am revisiting them in a modern contest representing creatures of the natural world.
Gold, in fact, has been used throughout the centuries, to symbolise the transcendent, the spiritual world, the union between heaven and earth, and it is this contemplative state I aim to, to give the viewer the space of a serene meditation on the world we belong to, a contemplation that evokes a reverent feeling towards the serenity of nature.