Ali Matteini

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June Meet the Maker 16

June 16 Workspace I work with fellow artist and jewellery maker, Monika Martellini, in a studio in the medieval centre of Santa Fiora, in Southern Tuscany. It’s light and airy, … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

mARTedì: a forest of birch

I completed “Le Betulle” in early April this year but it has taken until this week to dry completely…yellow pigment in everything from oil, ink and polymer clay is a … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · 2 Comments

Lives Creative: Painter Francesca Simonetti – Montelaterone

“An imagined world, that of women, made of desires and expectations […] As in theatre, a painting allows the viewer to imagine so many things, to take on real life … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Stefano Pifferi, Painter and Framer

“I paint for sheer joy of the soul connecting with the canvas…”   Another self-taught painter, using oils and acrylics, Stefano often paints late into the night after business hours. … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

mARTEdì: Old Sketches & New Experiments in the Studio

The Kittykatmandoo studio is moving across town to a renovated medieval room. It’s been years in the planning [everything takes a long time in Italy] but now it’s so close … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Artist Christine Persson

“As long as I can remember, painting and nature have been the joyful driving forces in my life.” A couple of years ago I posted about artist Swedish-born Christine Persson’s … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

mARTEdì: Pitigliano, Dante & Handpainted Summer

Pitigliano Made in May at Il Bisonte with the Printmaking Sisters’ workshop from the photo below, which I took in June 2012. Pitigliano was the first Tuscan town I visited when I … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

mARTedì L’Estate Tuscan Countryside Prints

It’s already been 8 months since the printmaking workshop at Il Bisonte – which means only another 4 till the next – hurrah! And I don’t think I ever posted … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative – The Printmaking Sisters, Firenze

Lives Creative will be a weekly-occurring post, delivered Thursdays, highlighting and promoting an artist, writer, maker or downright creative person in the Monte Amiata region of Southern Tuscany. Having said that, … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

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