I was born in Italy in 1984. I come from Porto Recanati, Le Marche on the central eastern coast of Italy. I have always been deeply fascinated and attracted by animals and nature, especially birds. Drawing and painting started in my childhood, when I spent some time living in the country and started bird watching. I fell in love with watercolours and bird portraiture after a book by Marjolein Bastin and another book by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. I am a self taught water-colourist and photographer since 1995.

Life events eventually brought me to Brisbane, Australia in 2009. Here, my creativity started to pour out thanks to the charming Australian wildlife that lives in a very close contact with humans. 

In 2012 I opened my online store to share my artworks. In the same year I started a collaboration with Australian publisher Nuovo Group who turned my artworks into greeting cards and bookmarks. From 2014 to 2017, a selection of my original framed watercolours were displayed at the Coastal Artisans gallery in Peregian Beach, Queensland, Australia.

In 2014 I started making my own watercolour paints, a process that I found very rewarding and satisfying. You can find more information on the process on the page above called 'Handmade Watercolour Paints'. Today, the only paints that I am using are my own handmade watercolour paints.

In 2018 I became an exhibiting member of the Queensland Wildlife Artists Incorporated.

The Holmes Art Prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art 2019 - Finalist
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Price 2013 - Finalist
International Wildlife in Art 2018 - Highly Commended and People's Choice Award
Australia Wild 2018
Old Schoolhouse Gallery Cleveland, November 2018

My ultimate wish is to pay attention to the beauty of nature and to its fleeting essence and to be able to share it, my watercolours are derived from my own photographs taken while bird watching, photography and birding are two other passions of mine.

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