by Annalisa Avancini
Oil on canvas
1000 x 800 mm
Annalisa Avancini studied at the Arts High School, Trento, Italy and at the Istituto Marangoni, Milan. She won first prize in the 1st Contemporary Art Show 2006 at the Museum of the Americas, Miami and the Painting Prize for Young Artists 2007 at the Verona Fine Art Society. She won third prize in the BP Portrait Award 2009 and was included in the BP Portrait Award 2010.
The portrait is of Avancini’s father, Sergio. She chose to portray him as a tribute to their strong relationship. The sittings took place in his home to create a relaxed and familiar atmosphere.
© Annalisa Avancini