Abstract Artist | Fluid Artist | Surface Artist
I have an enduring passion for art and science. I originally trained in New York City at the Fashion Institute for Technology (FIT) in textile design and technology, I interned at Jack Lenor Larsen’s design studio. Larsen’s studio is based on his pioneering traditional and abstract fabric weaving methods where I learned these techniques. I left the design world to study in California, travel in the western United States, and received my Master’s degree in Science Education. I maintained my passion for art honing my skills in watercolor painting, papermaking, and bookmaking arts. My life experiences led me to reside in Colorado where, I am continually inspired by the Rocky Mountains and the skies above. I am a abstract surface artist using multiple mediums, including alcohol-based inks, to create compositions that express my love of color, texture, and the natural world.
About Bellissima Impressions
There are two main reasons I love abstract art. Firstly, it stands the test of time and does not go “stale”. Secondly, to echo the words of abstract impressionist painter Arshile Gorky, the process of making abstract art allows me to see and feel what cannot be seen physically with my own eyes. Color stimulates my creativity, which leads me to experiment and blend a variety of colors and textures into an endless number of compositions.
In the Renaissance period, Italy was the main center of artistic development. The Italian word Bellissima translates to “beautiful, lovely, and wonderful” in English. With a nod to my Italian heritage, I found it fitting to name my art business Bellissima Impressions, with the aim to have my art leave a lovely lasting impression on the viewer.