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Born in Italy to a family of artists, Silvia had her first one-woman show in Rome in 1975 at La Galleria dei Leoni, exhibiting oil paintings and fabric collages. It was a resounding success, as were each successive show over the next few years.
After moving to Canada in 1979, she found the appropriate environment to fulfill her lifelong ambition to become a professional artist.
She does collages of ancient medieval Italian suburbs or typical Venetian canals, which take shape with the precision of an architectural drawing. Infinitesimal bits of coloured fabric no bigger than a nail tip are carefully glued together, creating scenes with a special luminosity and vivacity.
The same palette of colours and details are found in her oil paintings, where she depicts Canadian country life, bringing her people and their rural environments warmly to life. Recently she found a new exciting way to express herself through watercolours, revisiting her favourite subjects.
The Gallery on the Lake is excited to add Silvia to the growing list of unique and sought after artists.