Francesca D'Elia

" The effort needed to see things without distortion takes something like courage ; 
and this courage is essential to the artist, who has to look at life as though he saw it for the first time: He has to look at life as he did when he was a child, and if he loses
that faculty, he cannot express himself in an original, that is, a personal way".                                                                                                             Matisse
Matisse says it so beautifully. When I work, all the memories and images from childhood to my present, wish to be expressed through my paintings. Directness,boldness and a desire to make the Spirit free are most important to me.    

" Life is hard enough without hanging it on the wall".