From her formative years in Boston to eventually painting the papal gardens at the Vatican, it’s easy to see how the colorful life of Diana Nicosia has went on to influence her diverse, captivating body of work.
An artist, author, and many other titles in between, Nicosia’s newest artistic endeavor has her influenced by the frescoes of Livia Drusilla, wife of Emperor Augustus and mother of Tiberius. The collection, titled Roman Paradise: The Garden Series, sees Nicosia stay true to form while subsequently inventing a style all her own.
Her modern frescoes reinvent the encaustic tradition, combining vibrant blues, pinks, and golds alongside unnatural textures. Works including Blue Hummingbirds showcase delicate hummingbirds fluttering from flower to flower in an inviting panel display, evoking a light, timeless atmosphere.
Nicosia’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, and will be displayed at M Fine Arts Galerie alongside those of French painter Yves Crenn for Surfaces Revisited, beginning September 8.
For more information on Diana Nicosia, visit her website.