The Poet

Tina Orsolic Dalessio by Bridget Cox

The Poet
by Tina Oršolic Dalessio
© Tina Oršolic Dalessio

Tina Oršolic Dalessio (b.1983) trained as a lawyer in Zagreb, Michigan and Maastricht before gaining a degree in painting at the Florence Academy of Art. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions in the United States, Italy and Ireland.

The portrait is of Ruby, a poet who is also Dalessio’s friend and an artist’s model. Dalessio says that she was interested in telling the story of: ‘Strong women who dare to pursue their dreams and chose non-conventional paths in life … my way to pay homage to the female struggle, strength, intelligence and beauty.’

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