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At a very young age I became fascinated with colors and with the emotional impact of various color combinations. I had the benefit of being the sixth of six daughters; in many respects they were my mentors. In our family, Italian traditions—family, food, religion—were fundamental. When I was 10 years old, a family friend, an artist, recognized my talent and enrolled me in a class at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After that seminal experience, I continued to draw and in high school I practiced drawing furniture pieces and chairs with fabric patterns. The Italian Renaissance became my favorite art history period and I often incorporated objects and themes from this period into my work. In college, I studied pottery, figure drawing and art history. After marrying, I had three sons, the youngest of whom was diagnosed with autism. Painting for me became a necessary therapy. What started as a part-time escape became a…

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  • Born on October 17
  • Joined February 9, 2009

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About

At a very young age I became fascinated with colors and with the emotional impact of various color combinations. I had the benefit of being the sixth of six daughters; in many respects they were my mentors. In our family, Italian traditions—family, food, religion—were fundamental. When I was 10 years old, a family friend, an artist, recognized my talent and enrolled me in a class at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After that seminal experience, I continued to draw and in high school I practiced drawing furniture pieces and chairs with fabric patterns. The Italian Renaissance became my favorite art history period and I often incorporated objects and themes from this period into my work. In college, I studied pottery, figure drawing and art history. After marrying, I had three sons, the youngest of whom was diagnosed with autism. Painting for me became a necessary therapy. What started as a part-time escape became a full-time profession and I am grateful every day to be able to do what I love. My studio is in my home. I have sold paintings all over the world and have exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the Northeast.


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