A B O U T
Ulrike Belloni is an italian fine artist based both in Milan and in Santa Maria di Leuca, the southermost point of Apulia region in the south of Italy.
Born and raised in Milan, she moved to Florence to learn the painting techniques of the Old Masters, undertaking a rigorous training at Charles H. Cecil Studios for a number of years.
Cecil taught her the beauty and technique of drawing and painting from life, under natural light and to the scale of life, following the sight-size method whereby image and subject are placed side by side at a distance, in order to perceive the whole.
During the painting process, Ulrike observes the sitter and the canvas from a distance, she walks towards the picture to make her mark and goes back again to observe the image from far away, constantly re-evaluating and modifying the impression created on the canvas.
This technique is the language of the eye, allowing the artist to perceive and hopefully catch the ever changing subtleties of nature.
E X H I B I T I O N S
2020 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries in London.
2021 Permanent Collection, New Salem Museum, Salem, MA, USA
2021 "Le forme del colore", Palazzo Gallone, Tricase (LE), Italy
2021 15th International ARC Salon, Art Renewall Center, Port Reading, NJ, USA