Elisabetta De María

"I try to engage in a personal search for perfection, which I chase by faithfully reproducing every single detail of photos and images. Hyperrealism as a tool, therefore, for a meticulous and constant representation of reality, a challenge that allows me to put myself to the test."

African's Family - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 80 x 55 cm

Born in Genoa, Italy, Elisabetta De María has cultivated a passion for drawing and painting since childhood. Growing up music absorbed her soul, and she graduated in Piano in just five years with Honors (10/10) from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin.

Later, Elisabetta was surprised to discover a strong passion for pastel portraits and a gift for producing incredible, hyper-realistic works which she exhibited in various shows.

In 2019, at the Wichita Convention, USA, she was awarded the CDA: Certificated Decorative Artist and she is the only Italian artist to have obtained the title. Elisabetta has been published in the American magazines Pixelated Palette, Painting Ezine, Painting World Magazine, Colored Pencil Magazine, Circle Quarterly Art Review, Canada Community's for Pastel Artists and of the Canadian magazine of Quebec, Coup de Pinceau.

Her projects have been included in Sharon Chinn's Sweet Patoodies Club and have been published monthly with great success since 2016. Elisabetta's works are exhibited in the most important pastel companies in the USA. Among the various awards received:

Honorable Mentions 2022 Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada, Honorable Mentions of the Colored Pencil Art Competition 2022. In April 2022 she won The 51st International Artavita art Online contest, in May 2022 she was awarded the Certificate of Exceptional Merit Award conferred by the Appalachian Pastel Society and the June 16, 2022 the Certificate of Excellence Award in the Artist of the Month Competition Circle Foundation. In August 2022 he won the 54th International Artavita Online Art Contest.

Bianca - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 40 x 60 cm
Samantina - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 30 x 40 cm
Don't Cry Baby - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 50 x 70 cm
Giovanni Falcone - Pastel Portrait on Pastelmat 50 x 70 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist

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