Nella Lush

Nella was born, raised and educated in Italy in a family with a long heritage of visual artists, musicians and poets. She studied art history and foreign lan-guages, she speaks five languages. She is a full time artist and works on several canvases at once developing the imagery through a process of sur-face changes.

Her art is a constant exploration of the relationship between man and its his-tory and becomes a spiritual and intimate journey. With intuition and experi-ence and never following a formula she brings together the alchemy of mate-rials, classical forms and the appearance of centuries of aging in all of her paintings, whether is an abstract, a fresco, a floral, a figurative or even her mixed media on paper.

Nella works in series and mainly with oils and uses cold wax as a medium of-ten adding marble dust and pumice to create more texture and depth. She is very active in the art communities and an avid volunteer of many or-ganizations. She served for two terms as 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 129 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 Museum 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 to 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: Barba Contemporary Gallery, Palm Springs, CA; Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA; The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum; the Thomas Henry Gallery, Nantucket, MA & Thomas Henry Gallery, Newlyn Cornwall, UK .