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About Me

I’m a lover of travel, fashion, Sardinian beaches, espresso, tasty food and bold red wine. I was born in Sardinia, Italy and raised in New Jersey, USA. Being part of two cultures and two identities has led me to be keenly aware of my surroundings and the small details around me. I photograph anything that catches my eye, whether it’s a lone tree standing next to a cement building or the way a bird walks across the beach. When I’m in my studio I go back through my photos and quickly decide what captures my interest. Then it’s transferred onto a canvas, without sketching or too much contemplation. I start with my background colors and then I let my paintings guide me through the next steps until the painting is complete.

When I’m not creating art, you can find me arguing about politics, asking myself what I can do to help the environment, teaching art classes through FreeStyle Art, and spending time with the people I love. You can connect with me by email or on Instagram.

©April2018, Francesca Bandino,  A Bright Soul . Acrylic on Canvas, 24x24x.8 inches, $646.00

©April2018, Francesca Bandino, A Bright Soul. Acrylic on Canvas, 24x24x.8 inches, $646.00