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Veronica D Onofrio

Veronica D Onofrio


At the age of eighteen Veronica enrolled at D.A.M.S. from Bologna. In the University, she studies art history and obtains a degree with a thesis in semiotic arts. After graduating, she moved to Venice where she did an internship at the Guggenheim Collection and was able to "breathe" a part of the best European and American art of the 20th century. At the Guggenheim she had the great opportunity to conduct guided tours of the collection and was fascinated by the ability and directness of children to understand contemporary art and more generally to "live" the stories told to them; she decided to dedicate five illustrated stories to the children, in the "Flying Man" collection (Edigio Publishing House, Pavia, published June 2016). In 2017 the second illustrated book "Pelle di Stracci", Apollo Edizioni, was published with which Veronica begins a tour of her books presentations in which she has the opportunity to make herself known as a writer and illutrator especially in the province of Reggio and Parma. Always for Apollo Edizioni she publishes “Il venditore di colori” in 2018.
From 2005 to 2019 she participated, as an artist, in several collective and personal exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. In recent years Her attention has been focused on the world of illustration. She prefers to work with pencil. Her drawings and artworks are well-defined. She continues to experiment with various pictorial techniques. In Parma she attended the school of humanistic naturopathy and shen trainig "Ego center" and she obtained the master's degree under the guidance of the Taoist teacher and course director Pino Ferroni who contributed, with his teachings, to direct the search for 'artist on the essentiality of the story, on the many possibilities of the heart to evolve, both through the renewed artistic instrument. D' Onofrio Veronica teaches art and image in the province of Reggio Emila and carries out monographic workshops of creative illustration in some schools and associations. she is also a socio-cultural animator and this allows her to use artistic techniques to activate processes for developing the psycho-physical and relational balance of people and user groups and stimulating expressive-manual and ludic-cultural potential. Currently the artist is dedicated to both illustration, writing and artistic experimentation.





Marina Potapova

Marina Potapova


The greatness of art lies in this eternal tension between beauty and suffering, love for people and passion for creativity, loneliness and irritation from the crowd, rebellion and consent. Art balances between two chasms - frivolity and propaganda. On the crest of the ridge, along which a great artist goes forward, every step is an adventure, the greatest risk.  This risk, however, and only in it is the freedom of art .....

I understood that painting  has been my calling since I was 5 years old. I am a Russian self-taught artist, I have never studied art professionally. From an early age I was inculcated to a love of art and classical music. 

My love for painting was manifested in different ways, by drawing with pencils, crayons, ink, watercolors , oil and acrylic paints on canvas, paper and wall painting. 

As in any journey, I’m a traveler, but I’m also the result of the creation and life experience accumulation on this journey. The journey takes place starting with an idea and some preparatory work, and the image becomes clearer as work develops. For me it’s important that  the dialogue remained fresh, clean and full of discoveries.

I am fascinated by how nature expresses itself through light, moving in the atmosphere and space. Still lifes and landscapes are a way to immerse yourself in this relationship.  My figurative paintings can be a narration, as well as a portrait, acquaintance as a fellow traveller and a deepening of their own human expression.

I consider that I use my dialogue with nature, working with life situations and see them as a means of self-expression, for example, how a poet would use words or a musician would use his tool to create mood, rhythms and atmosphere, I use brush and paints.