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About me

I'm an Italian mixed media artist living and working in London since 2005.

My work is inspired by my travels and is about the experience of a land/seascape. Rather than presenting a topographical reality, I abstract the landscape through my memory and sensory impressions. My paintings are the synthesis of colours, light and forms seen and experienced in a place in a certain weather or season. By deconstructing and isolating key elements of a landscape I challenge our assumptions of what landscape means to us.

I don’t work from photographs or preparatory sketches but it’s my selective memory to suggest elements, colours and structure of that specific slice of earth to depict - a slice that I build up in layers with an expressive style in a visceral manner. The compositions unfold over a period of time through the process of adding and removing marks, by balancing intuitive gestures with considered refinement. I work in a number of mediums including acrylic, ink, watercolour, collage and oil pastel and use any experimental tool that can leave unpredictable marks on the surface, such as found and discarded objects, old linens, recycled materials, bird feathers, twigs and stones.

Teaching (qualified LEVEL 3 Award for Education and Training Level 3) is a big part of my art practice. My  background in design and photography allows me to help people to get a better sense of visual awareness: from composition to colour, from shapes to harmony and final visual message. My focus is not only on techniques but an important aspect is how to tackle artist blocks and how to develop creativity intuitively.  (Have a look at my workshops and coaching page)

 

Education

* AET, Level 3 Award in Education and Training (The City and Guilds of London Institute, 2016)

* Insights for Creative Innovation - Design Thinking (IDEO, 2016) 
* Photography (MA London College of Communication, University of the Arts, 2009)
* Interior Design (MA IED Milan, Italy, 2004) 
* Painting and Visual Arts
(BA (Hons) NABA Milan, Italy, 2000)

* Oriental Studies (MA in Foreign Literatures, Istituto Orientale, Napoli, Italy, 1997)

Other certificates and in-depth courses:

 

* Watercolour with Minna Stevens at Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, 2015
* Watercolour with Charles Williams at Royal Watercolour Society, London, 2014
* Oil Painting with Peter Fleming (New English Art Club) at Chelsea College of Art, London, 2013
* Renaissance Oil Painting with David Cranswick, The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, London, 2011

* The Alchemy of Colour with David Cranswick at The Princes School of Traditional Arts, London, 2011

* Mixed Media Painting with Caroline List at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, 2010 

Selected exhibitions and art fairs

2019

- Roy's People Art Fair, 4-7 april, Bargehouse OXO Tower, London 

- Swiss Art Expo, Zurich - 15th - 19th August

- Open Studio - Peckham Festival, September, London

- Open Studio - Nunhead Art Trail, September, London
- Roy's People Art Fair, 3-6 October The Old Truman Brewery, London

- Highgate Gallery, London, 3rd October - 2nd November

- The Auction Collective - Exhibition and Auction at Menier Gallery, London 2-7 December 2019

2018
- "Winter Exhibition" at 155a Artists Space, East Dulwich, London
- Roy's People Art Fair, Bargehouse OXO Tower, London

- Open Studio - Peckham Festival, London

- Open Studio - Nunhead Art Trail, London

2017
- "The Discerning Eye" Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London

- "Land" Group Show, Portico Gallery, London

- Open Studio - Peckham Festival, London

- Open Studio - Nunhead Art Trail, London


2016
"Explorations" Micheko Galerie, Germany


2015

"Splash of Colour", Art in the City, Milan, Italy


2014
"Artfinder Pop-up" at Blackhall Studios, Shoreditch, London


2011

"Contrast & Conflicts" East Gallery Shoreditch, London