Nella was born, raised and educated in Italy in a family with a long heritage of visual artists, musicians and poets. Her family history and her life near the Adriatic Sea is what shaped her artistic career. She studied art history and foreign languages. She is a full time artist and works on several canvases at once developing the imagery through a process of surface changes working in series. Using mining oils and cold wax as a medium, she often adds marble dust to create more texture and depth.
Her art is a constant exploration of the relationship between man and his history and becomes a spiritual and intimate journey. With intuition and experience and never following a formula, she brings together the alchemy of materials, classical forms and the appearance of centuries of aging in all of her paintings, whether it is an abstract, a fresco, a floral, a figurative or even her marine works.
Nella is very active in the art communities and an avid volunteer of many organizations. She is the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists, NYC. NAWA is the oldest women artists organization in the country at 127 years, its mission and focus is to promote and to foster public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States.
She is a Board Member of the Rockport Art Association and the founder of the Experimental Group of RAA. The mission of the group is to foster, promote and encourage self expression by giving the opportunity for artists to come together, to explore and share ideas towards the creative freedom. She conducts workshops and demonstrations with the theme of “Painting from the Soul”.
Nella is represented by: Alpers Gallery, Andover, MA; Canterbury Hill Gallery, Rockport, MA; Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Essex Art Gallery, Essex, CT; the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport; Noha Gallery, Concord, MA; Thomas Henry Gallery, Nantucket, MA.