Born in Vicenza, Italy, I grew up surrounded by art. Whether it was the classical architecture of Andrea Palladio, the famous reds of Titian's paintings in nearby Venice, or the ornate churches we attended with walls of frescoes and magnificent stained glass windows. Art is literally everywhere in Italy. Because of this influence, I love a balance of real and imagined; modern and classic... Painting helps me to relax, especially when I'm painting florals. I love filling my walls with fresh, gorgeous flowers! Often I joke that I'm planting my indoor garden, no allergies! The Impressionists and Post-Impressionists are my favorite artists. I love spontaneity in art and am drawn to artists that capture the moment with color and movement and grace.
Shattered Blooms are bold white roses that have opened up, completely trusting the world, and yet they cannot live forever.
Oil, 12"x 12"