Biography

She was born in Venice on the 18th of July 1950 and after studying at Trieste University, BA Education 1973, went on to attend the Central School of Art and Design in London, BA Fine Arts 1980. After graduation, she attended one year-advanced studies in printmaking. Since then she has been working extensively in watercolours, oil, mixed media, woodcut and stained glass. She lived in London for many years and later in Oxford where from 2001 and 2006 she has participated annually in the ARTWEEKS festival sponsored by that City. Her work can be found in private collections in Britain and in the Continent. She was a member of the Society for Art of Imagination and won the “Watercolour Prize 2002” awarded by the Society at the Gallery, Cork Street, London. Since 2006 her paintings are part of the Bridgeman Art Library, a world leading archive of fine art images. In 2007 she moved with her family to a 50-acre farm in Herefordshire to pursue a sustainable way of life.

“Over the past four years I have been concentrating on a sequence of paintings exploring the human behaviour during different stages of a person`s life. Each human being over his or her life plays various roles : the child, the student, the mother, the father, the carpenter, the doctor, the teacher, etc. Each role requires a different costume, that is to say an outward appearance and demeanour.
Shakespeare sees men as actors performing a part on a stage. In my opinion he also suggests that our true self is neither in the temporary role we play nor in the exterior appearance we show to the world. That fleeting aspect of our selves will vanish and be forgotten as soon as we leave the stage:

“Life`s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.” Macbeth

In the paintings :` A tale full of sound and fury n.1 and n.2` I painted people performing on the stage. In the paintings : `Court Jesters n.1 and n.2` I explored the idea that even all events portrayed by the media are like stage representations designed to achieve a certain effect on the crowds.We are only allowed to see the stage from the front and are not permitted to experience what goes on behind it. The stage is a means to influence and condition the crowds. I painted the actors like puppets. They have no beliefs, no moral values and no policy. They change and adapt depending on the circumstances and short term advantage. They remind me so much of the way many people operate on the political scene.”

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