The Italian painter Marcella D’Amore was born in Rome (September 11, 1965) where she attended the secondary school specializing in art subjects and achieved her school-leaving certificate at the Liceo Artistico Statale in Rome in 1983. She started painting soon after, almost exclusively in oils. She preferred landscape paintings and thus started to create her own style.
The London years and the comeback to Rome
Between 1984 and 1987 she moves to London where she is fascinated by the wonderful gardens and landscapes that will affect her painting forever. Once she is back in Rome, after having improved her painting technique very much and thanks to some good connections, she starts attending art galleries and associations of the capital city. From the 90s to the 2000, she participates in several group- and one-woman exhibitions.
During this period another of his passions, the passion for cinema, grows to her own satisfaction. Therefore, she becomes an actress, appearing in such films as : ”The Passion of the Christ” by Mel Gibson, “Ocean’s Twelve” by Steven Soderbergh, “Mission Impossible 3″ JJ Abrams, in the TV series “Rome” and in a large number of fiction and Italian films.
A dreaming nature which is real in its details
She is much appreciated by both critics and public because her paintings narrate a dreaming nature which is at the same time real in its details. It is a nature where human beings are nearly absent but for lonely benches, cottages, windows looking on private gardens, aground boats on a beach. The palette is rich in cold and warm colours: pink and red flowers, yellow wheat and sunflowers; extraordinary hues of green, blue sea.
A new life close to the sea and the countryside. A new project devoted to abstract contemporary art
In 2007 she moves from Rome to the neighborhood of Termoli, Molise. A new life close to the sea and the countryside starts, far from the city stress and traffic, inspiring her art once again. The paintings now show sea subjects and countryside in bloom. She also paints many “trabucchi” (fishing machines) much common along the Adriatic coast. Seascapes abounds in her painting, too, with aground boats and lonely lighthouses. Now she mixes oil and acrylic painting.
In her ambition to test new genres and techniques, she is today oriented towards abstract contemporary art which she’s now developing with a parallel project to the landscape painting.