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.
In early 2020 I taught my first watercolour techniques workshop to paint realistic bird portraits.

Wild Impressions - 2019 - Awarded Best Australian Wildlife on Exhibit
The Holmes Art Prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art - Finalist - 2019
International Wildlife in Art - Highly Commended and People's Choice Award - 2018
Australia Wild - 2018 - People's Choice Award
Old Schoolhouse Gallery Cleveland - November 2018
Coastal Artisans Gallery - Peregian beach - Permanent exhibition - 2014 to 2017
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize - Finalist - 2013

My ultimate wish is to pay attention to the beauty of nature and to its fleeting essence and 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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