I'm a contemporary figurative painter who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Italy, my art is about connecting with people’s emotions. It’s personal and at the same time, universal. One of the great joys of creating art is being able to share it with other people. If you can create work that moves people it is there when your work resonates with another person and you are building a bond with them. For me, it is wonderful to connect with people through my work — when people respond to a painting and really ‘feel’ it. As an artist, the greatest gift you can give is sharing your work with others and starting a conversation with them.