I usually work on location. Sometimes I do several sketches in the same theme and then I go to complete it in the studio. I do not care about sightseeing and famous places; I like to walk to find aesthetic details or an interesting game of shadow and light. I approach the painting with warm and cool colors; the contrast has an interesting three-dimensional effect. I try every time to move the brush as fast as I can, to catch the movement that I am seeing in reality on the paper. It gives the painting the energy and vibrations that I am constantly looking for in my work.
I was born in southern Italy, and took painting courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. After my Fine Art Diploma, I left Italy to have broader contact with the international art scene. I went to Barcelona, London, Paris, New York and Prague, and I developed my own style using semi-abstract elements and expressionist executions and techniques. I spent five years in this kind of wandering life, always looking for areas of visibility, collaboration, and contacts with art galleries. Although I was following my dreams, I felt dissatisfaction; an awful virus in the mind of an artist. For this reason, I went back to my own village in Italy on Amalfi Coast, to find myself. I eventually applied to a watercolour art contest. I had never tried this technique, but immediately I fell in love with the medium. I began a self-taught apprenticeship with the technique by observing and absorbing the talent of the greatest watercolour masters from the past: G Gigante, J Sargent; and Australian artists. Watercolour has twisted my interior world and changed the way I look at the external world. In the last year I won awards in Austria and Spain and participated in several workshops in Italy and Prague that gave me the final push to carry on struggling with the fluid world of watercolor.
Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2007
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera Milano
Master of Fine Arts, 2009