Tell us about your working process.
The first step is a research on plants in encyclopaedias and specialist books. I am focused on curative plants, traditionally connected with the ancient culture of Sardinia. The drawing action, a chiaroscuro base comes afterwards. The colours are the final step of this process. The coloured layers are applied delicately one by one.
What is the inspiration behind your work?
My works are connected with the oral tradition of ancient story tales. They are references to the Sardinian female-based societies from 16th to the 18th centuries which conserved their culture through the storytelling.
What make of coloured pencils do you use to get the rich colours?
I use the Durer Faber-Castell coloured pencils. The rich colours are rendered through the combination of many nuances on average each art work imply the use of 30 different colours.