Elisabetta De Maria

Born in: 1967, Genova, Italy
Lives in: Lecce, Italy
Describe your art in three words: Joy Emotion Empathy
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La fille aux Fleurs - Pastel on on Pastelmat 30 x 40 cm

Born in Genoa, Elisabetta De Maria graduated in Piano in just 5 years with honors (10/10) at the Verdi Conservatory in Turin.She took courses in painting in Italy and Spain, and in 2019 in the Usa, she was awarded the CDA. Her works are made of intersecting pastel lines and layers of buttery mines that overlap to form faithful hiperrealistic portraits. Elisabetta's perfect transpositions of photos.

What themes does your work involve?
I tell a world made of pastel lines that intersect, layers of buttery mines that overlap to give shape to faithful hyper-realistic portraits. Perfect transpositions of photos that become works collected in exhibitions which also aim to raise awareness on the issues of abandonment and the risk of extinction of some animals.
Describe your creative process.
I look at the photo in front of me for a long time at different times of the day and with different lights to make an in-depth analysis of the colours. So I get to work on my table with all my colors around me
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Painting for me is oxygen..it's my world..I've always painted, since I was a child. Painting to express my feelings, my thoughts...painting as therapy to overcome sad periods...painting to give a smile to those who follow me...my world...in color
What are your goals and plans as an artist in 2023?
Continuing to grow artistically... the road is still long but I have patience and as long as I have the strength, I will continue to travel it..
How do recent advancements in technology affect your art practice? How may recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (image generator software) affect the definition of fine art?
Personally the iPad helps me to enlarge the image, always maintaining good sharpness. This allows me to paint every detail precisely.
What is the role of the artist today?
Art, like music for me in particular, is a means of expressing one's feelings, moods. If we believe in what we do, if we put love into our work, this will reach those who listen to us, those who observe us. Art today, as indeed it has always done, must only enrich the world and fill it with joy.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
The one full of love. The one born to give love, to excite those who observe it.


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

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