Elisa ColangeliI am 40 years old and I am from Italy. I am a wife, mother of two boys and an environmental engineer working full time in a regional environmental protection agency.

I spent most of my life studying, working and taking care of the family, and for a long time I pulled apart my passion for art because of the lack of time and difficulties in managing an already busy daily routine.

Two years ago I realised that it was the time to do something for myself, so I started dedicating time to make art systematically, learning to use different media such as charcoal, acrylic and oil paints.

My inspiration comes from people, specially women, and I am interested in interpreting and understanding their inner world made of dreams, fears, hope, rebirth. 

Being aware, on the basis of my direct experience, that women need to discover themselves and to be seen authentically, beyond stereotypes and labels, I aim to help them to strengthen their identity.

By my figurative paintings, set halfway between realism and expressivity,  women are invited to be proud of their past, enjoy the present and face the future with joy.

A poem, a book, a sentence on a newspaper, a chat with a friend can all offer me hints on new concepts and ideas for future paintings.

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