Based in United Kingdom
Raffaella Bertolini is an Italian born Artist, working and Living in London, UK.
I gained an Art Diploma at Liceo Artistico "A. Martini" in Savona, Italy.
In 1998 I moved to London where I completed two oil painting courses at the Richmond Adult College.
My Art has developed over many years. I explored a variety of mediums and forms, such as, water colour, acrylics, oils, mosaics and decoupage.
A source of inspiration for my latest works comes mainly from popular culture, ideologies and music icons. Portraiture is my main subject focusing primarily on the female figure. My style is a mixture of Pop, Psychedelic Art with a touch of humour.
I work in different mediums. I produced a large number of "Icons" portraits in Alcohol Inks witch I called "Psychedelic Pop Art". I use Acrylics and Oils to create a more traditional line of works . Pencil , Ink and collage for my drawings .
My latest works are a series inspired by French popular Icons, Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot painted on background that resembles the famous Mondrian paintings. I have been working on a large number of mixed media drawings, exploring the themes of sensuality, humour and Religion.