If there is an animal that really makes an impression in nature it is the lion. They are the kings, at the top of the chain, and they know it. They all look without interest, with indolence, even towards men who have travelled miles to observe them.
My first lion was during a safari in the Serengeti. I remember him as if it were now: the sun was setting behind the hills and tinged with orange across the endless plains. In front of the sun, with the mane lit up like a magical aura, the King was sitting in the grass that had the same color as her.
Gold was everywhere. In this portrait I wanted to include that gold, that even after many years, is reflected magical and shining in my memory.
I have always been dedicated to the art activity. Learning the basic techniques of drawing independently and attending an art school, continuing my education graduating in architecture. Parallel development of my creative talent working for many years in advertising “touching” the world of design and interior and landscape architecture.
Painting is a process done completely by myself, with moments of intensity and latency occurred more times over the years. The techniques that I use and I’m still trying to comprehend are classic: watercolour, pastel, acrylic and especially oil.
The same classic choice is the will to bring forward a figurative painting speech, almost hyperreal that is also the research of the art performance aimed at expressing an emotion, condition from which I cannot and I do not want disregard.
According to me painting and first of all beautiful painting is virtuosity, study and research. This does not exclude the personal development, the subjective vision, that makes different any work of art compared to photography. Then the academic and working influence are not the last to lead to the final result even through their filter.
The deepest reason that moves the hand, the head and the heart of an artist is the will to convey an emotion, a fact that happens when the real essence of the “opera” reaches those who are able to benefit and enjoy.
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