Daniela Astone was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1980 and raised in Porto Santo Stefano, a costal town south of Florence. She discovered her passion for drawing and painting at a very young age, and began nourishing and cultivating her craft early on. In 1997, after graduating from the High School for Visual Arts, she moved to Florence to deepen her knowledge of painting. Upon arriving, she first worked in illustration, then, in 2001, enrolled in The Florence Academy of Art, where she is now Director of the Intermediate Program.
In 2003, Daniela participated, as a student, in the exhibition, “Realism Revisited” at Panorama Museum, Bad Frankenhausen, Germany. In 2004, she won the Best Painting of the Year award at The Florence Academy of Art. In September 2006 she participated in “The Florence Academy of Art Masters”, at Ettinger Gallery in New York. In 2013, she was accepted into the National Gallery BP Portrait Competition. That same year Daniela was awarded Honorable Mention at Modportrait Artelibre, Spain. Daniela works are in private collections in Italy, England and the U.S.
See more of Daniela’s work in the Alumni Gallery and at www.daniela-astone.com
Oil on linen
160 x 130 cm
(64 x 52 in.)