Paola De Giovanni

Mixed Media Artist

Tell us about your artistic style?

Expressive, impulsive, abstract, with regards to my photography work, I use my camera to document, preserve unique moments, encounters, my camera is my way to stop time and create unique memories.

Do you have a particular story you’d love to share?

One of the few positive things that came out of the pandemic was discovering the fabulous painting technique called marbling. To me it is a form of meditation and connection and because by being so passionate about this technique, I decided to create some videos and despite the basic setup, (the good old kitchen table), I posted them on my Instagram and Facebook accounts. Sharing my daily creative experiments I got to know so many great people and one day I will create a book where I compile the fabulous comments side by side with my marbling prints.

When did you realize you were an artist?

At the age of five when Mum found me doodling with a pencil on the inside wooden door of the pantry cupboard.

If you feel comfortable, tell us about the struggles you’ve had either as an artist, or in the process of creating your work

Well, this blasted pandemic did not help, I set up my creative business in October 2019 and we know what happened since. I find it very difficult to generate sales even if I get loads of praise and compliments.

Does creating art help you heal?

I may sound like a drama queen, but being creative every day is the best way to keep me going, sane and focused, especially these days.

What motivates you to create?

I am inquisitive by nature, and expressing myself in a creative way comes to me naturally to communicate, it is like another language. I create to reach out, connect and hopefully inspire  others to be creative.

To learn more, please visit Paola De Giovanni’s ARTDEX Profile.

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“My visual research is a voyage of discovery, enchantment and experimentation. I document what I define the beautiful decadent and the everyday life: I am interested in portraying people and places that often pass unnoticed in this fast paced society. I start my paintings by introducing color, shapes and line, then respond to their development in an intuitive fashion, layer after layer. These works are at once mysterious, moody, and powerful yet luminous as the result of many layers of paint applied.”
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