Every month we like to spread the love by sending a 1 gallon kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram ... and then we share their work with the world!
Congratulations to Italian artist Nicoletta Belletti ... our second lucky winner for July!
Nicoletta is a mixed media artist born and raised in Parma, Italy whose signature style sets her apart: Nicoletta creates larger than life sculpted creations that burst with colour and joy. Glossy resin sitting atop confectionary coloured modelling paste looks good enough to eat and provides texture that makes you want to reach out and touch her work.
Inspired by nature, Nicoletta loves to paint the flowers and animals found in the countryside surrounding Parma where she still lives.
The enthusiasm and excitement her work invokes in her audience brings Nicoletta immense joy. One of her favourite ways to achieve this is by offering whimsical, custom pet portraits that perfectly capture the personality of each furry subject.
Nicoletta's work starts with a charcoal outline sketched onto a wooden panel. She fills this in with acrylic paint, before building her piece up with tinted modelling paste applied, applied layer by layer with a palette knife. Once the paste has dried, she accentuates details of her piece with ArtResin to create background, depth and textural interest, as well as bringing her paintings to life.
Take a peek to see how she does it!
Congratulations on your win, Nicoletta!
To see more of Nicoletta's work: