Sonia Valsecchi was born in Italy in 1974. In 1997 she graduated from Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, Italy, with a Degree in Decoration.
During and after her studies she has exhibited in many cultural centres and art galleries in her home country.
At first she worked as a Drawing and History of Art teacher and as Interior Decorator. Then she returned to full time education training in “Conservation and Restoration of sculptured and inlaid wood” at Academy of Restoration in Milan. She worked for several years as a restorer of antique furniture always keeping on painting.
In 2008 she left her home country and she moved to Paris, France, where she made several exhibitions (Salon of Independent Artists, Thuillier Art Gallery, Open Studios). During the same period, she exhibited also in other parts of the country, particularly in the north (she was selected for the International Competition, “Great Prize for the Artists of Tomorrow” in Le Touquet, Paris Plage) and in the south (Maison du Portal in Levens).
She has recently moved to live and work in Manchester.
Of her work Sonia says:
“My passion for art is a source of vitality that allows me to dig deeply inside in the most hidden paths of the souls of humans and of nature. For me everything is like a “dance”, an hymn to the passions , the true power of life.
I love to tell about human being, above all female figures, through my painting.
Since several years I have worked using acrylics mixed with some materials, such as the plaster, paper and sawdust, which give to the pictorial surface an irregular consistency. Using the tecniques at full colour and for transparency, I try to recreate the cardiac beat that I feel inside me each time that I’m close to Beauty, to Nature’s breath, to every little thing surrounding me”.
An extensive gallery of her artwork can be seen on her website at:
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