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Loredana Messina

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20121230155928-messina_-_colori_di_sicilia
Colori di Sicilia, 1983 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Sutera: rabato antico, 2005 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Villaggio antico, 2008 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Pomeriggio di giugno all'aperto, 2012 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Laguna, 1997 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Disperazione, 1997 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Legame continuo, 2011 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Verde Sentiero, 2009 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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L'amore, 2002 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Un segno, 2002 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Memorie d'estate, 2011 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Vista su Positano, 2002 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Il pescatore solitario, 2010 Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
20140830185556-messina_-_broken_promises
Broken promises, 2014 Oil on Canvas 50 X 40 X 1 Centimeters © Loredana Messina
20140830184559-messina_-_infinity_framed
Infinity, 2014 Oil on Canvas 60 X 85 X 2 Centimeters © Loredana Messina
20130601170403-upload_-_disperazione_b_w
Disperazione, 1997 Black and White © Loredana Messina
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Laguna, 1996 Black and White © Loredana Messina
20130601172110-upload_-_vista_su_positano_b_w
Vista su Positano, 2002 Black and White © Loredana Messina
20130601173558-upload_-_memorie_d_estate_b_w
Memorie d'estate Black and White © Loredana Messina
20130601174417-upload_-_sutera_rabato_antico_b_w
Sutera Rabato Antico, 2005 Black and White © Loredana Messina
20140830190458-messina_-_colourburst
Colourburst, 2014 Oil on Canvas 50 X 40 X 1 Centimeters © Loredana Messina
20140830183801-messina_-_anche_per_te_sorgera__il_sole
Anche per te sorgera' il sole, 2014 Oil on Canvas 71 X 91 X 1 Centimeters © Loredana Messina
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Villaggio antico, 2013 Oil Painting Subsequently Digitally Processed © Loredana Messina
20130601181325-upload_-_l_amore_b_w
L'amore, 2002 Black and White © Loredana Messina
20130601191250-upload_-_legame_continuo_b_w
Legame continuo Black and White © Loredana Messina
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Un segno, 2002 Color Pencil Sketch © Loredana Messina
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Summertime in Cefalu', 2013 Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Il Palazzo dei Dogi Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Along the Amalfi coast Mixed Media 47x 23.5in © Loredana Messina
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Desperation, 2013 Mixed Media 15.5x19.25 in © Loredana Messina
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Un pomeriggio d'estate all'aperto, 2013 Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Colori di Sicilia, 2013 Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Fiori Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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High Street, 2013 Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Il casale Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana messina
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Gesu' Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana messina
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Il casale Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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La pesca Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Un pensiero costante Painting - Mixed Media © Loreessina
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A stroll in autumn, 2013 Oil on Canvas Painting Which Has Subsequently Been Digitally Processed © Loredana Messina
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Ponte di Rialto, 2003 Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Ponte di Rialto, 2013 Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana messina
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Ponte di Rialto, 1985 Pianting - Oil on Canvas © Loredana Messina
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Ponte di Rialto, 2005 Black and White © Loredana Messina
20140830182140-messina_-_today_s_woman
Today's woman, 2014 Oil on Canvas 71 X 91 X 1 Centimeters © Loredana Messina
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The Doges Palace, 2013 Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Through the arch, 2013 Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Il campanile di San Marco, 2013 Oil Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Infanzia spensierata, 2013 Oil Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Before going home, 2013 Oil Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana messina
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Tree of joy, 2014 Oil on Canvas 100 X 76 X 1 Centimeters © Loredana Messina
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Luminescence, 2013 Oil Painting -mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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L'ultima fatica, 2013 Oil Painting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Colour rays, 2013 Oil Painting - Digital Processing © Loredana Messina
20130515172708-abstract_-_flowers
Flowers, 2013 Oil Painting and Digital Processing © Loredana messina
20130515173002-abstract_-_springtime
Springtime, 2013 Oil Painting - Digital Processing © loredana Messina
20130515175357-abstract_-_the_green_planet
The green planet, 2013 Oil Painting - Digital Processing 15x8 in © Loredana Messina
20130515173521-abstract_-_un_insieme
Un insieme, 2013 Oil Painting - Digital Processing © Loredana Messina
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Venezia, 2013 Oil and Digital Processing © Loredana Messina
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Fiori, 2013 Black and White 13.5 X 9.25 X 0.5 Inches © Loredana Messina
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La spiaggia, 2013 OilPainting - Mixed Media © Loredana Messina
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Italy
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Tags
Agrigento, Etna, Palermo, vivid colours, nature, rural, church, seaside, mountains, palette, Sky, seasons, Snow, temple, pram, Nanny, ”cobbled street”, pub, Antiques, shop, Florist, flowers, ”old man”, woman, “shop display”, “store window”, doorway, footpath, Road, village, “ English village scene”, bakery, “canvas print”, green, BROWN, black, yellow, red, blue, purple, sheep, animals, fields, meadows, “stone wall”, summer, “country path”, “ English countryside”, cottage, Lavender, “thatch roof”, “rural scene”, garden, grass, Tree, Sicily, Arab, Arch, architecture, archway, stairs, “washing line”, balcony, “old lady”, children, hen, cockerel, child, teenager, cobbles, lantern, Courtyard, italy, mixed-media, realism, landscape, traditional
Statement

Loredana Messina (Born in Palermo, Italy)

Loredana is a self taught London based Italian artist working principally in oils on canvas. She paints mainly to commission though recently she decided to expand her reach.

The artist is inspired by the land of her birth. Italian seascapes and landscapes feature in many of her works though over the years the English countryside has began to appear in her paintings. Scenes of everyday life are of particular prominence in her paintings. Though of late, abstract paintings have drawn her gaze.

Throughout her artistic range, her emphasis is on the use of vibrant colours to successfully bring out an expressiveness of interior feelings and emotions.

Loredana recounts, “ I started painting at the age of 12 after being encouraged by my art teacher who had faith in my artistic abilities.  I remember being fascinated by everything creative and after my schoolwork I would draw and paint anything and everything in sight.  These overpowering interests lead my father to buy me my first easel and oil colours. I still have my first tube of colour that I guard jealously, to remind me of my father and my passion.  Years ago, art was not considered “a proper job” and so, being realistic, I continued with my formal studies. I went to the “liceo classico”, and then on to Palermo University to study law.  After marrying in 1987 I joined my husband in London and started to teach Italian.”

Loredana remarks that while painting has provided her manifold satisfaction over the years, she realized that it was time to embark on new ventures.  Firstly in making her work more widely visible and secondly by harnessing digital technology to compliment the classical oil on canvas base and so produce re-mastered mixed media and abstract works sporting a fresh, young, contemporary feel.  

The artist’s work shows particular attention to detail which, coupled with her use of strong colours, bring to the fore a marked chromatic effect.  The paintings bring out her linear touch amidst strongly contrasting colours that compliment the technique employed.   

Of late Loredana’s work was chosen to be exhibited for the first time outside of her native country. She has now established a foothold in Asia, precisely the part of the world that is growing fastest. Beyond this, international presence has been bestowed upon her by contemporary art sites that have both curated and featured a number of her works giving her pride of place on the front page.  Loredana now has facilities in North America, Germany and  Australia from where giclee digital prints of her work can be supplied.

A noted art critic has said of Loredana:-

Paesaggi, scorci, scene di genere sono i soggetti preferiti di Loredana Messina che con grande spontaneità ed immediatezza evoca magiche vibrazioni e fresche atmosfere. Le sue opere, eteree e formalmente disinvolte, sono giocate su cromie tenui e delicate che vivono liberamente di ritmo proprio, definendo con spaziosa musicalità orizzonti e sviluppi colmi di suggestioni e di intime emozioni.

Possiede, l’Artista, uno stile pulito e modulato, una capacità gestuale fluida e sicura, un segno istintivo e spontaneo che non possono non rimandarci alla migliore tradizione naif, fantasiosa e primitiva, la cui pittura rivela sempre una purezza e una serenità straordinarie che sgorgano indiscutibilmente da vocazione autentica e convinta.

                                                                                   Umberto Demichelis


Loredana's recent exhibitions:-

Date

 Event

 May 2013

Finalist at Taipei International Contemporary Art Competition organized by the Taiwan International Contemporary Arts Association and exhibition and the Taipei World Trade Centre

 

June 2013   

 

Collective Contemporary Art Exhibition at Vibe Gallery, London.

December 2013

Art Carousel, Contemporary Art Exhibition, London

 

January  2014

 

Collective Art Exhibition, Mani Per Creare, Rome

February  2014

 

Collective Art Exhibition at Sanremo Arte 2000, Sanremo, Italy

 

March  2014

 

Collective Art Exhibition, Percorsi D’arte, at Complesso Museale L’Agostiniana, Piazza del Popolo, Rome

 

March/April  2014

 

 

Collective Art Exhibition, Color Immersion, at Domus Talenti, Rome

 

 

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