Valeria, forty-year-old merchant, alias SERIOUS (it is the acronym of the initial syllables of the surname and the first name), he has cultivated a passion for art since he was a teenager; However, he had to undertake studies different from those he expected, also at the request of his parents. For a couple of years, however, he has exploited the desire to settle in the area and give free rein to a talent that he has always cultivated in his privacy and in a self-taught way.
«About two years ago, while I was painting, an architect friend of mine told me: “You’re good, you have a nice hand, a nice way of painting… why don’t you think about making yourself known?” “Valeria tells TerlizziViva, very grateful to her friend for having supported her and encouraged her to share her brushstrokes with the community, «I followed his advice and started posting on social media. So in 2022, I created a personal Facebook page called “Grava”..
Valeria gets emotional through painting and communicates her experiences, her sensations and everything that life has offered her so far. Her path teaches that aspirations must be supported, because they elevate each person in the search for new stimuli and unexplored facets of her personality. Her inner strength also comes from being a mother of Happy Guastamacchiathe butterfly boy who moved the entire community because of the torments he had to suffer since he was born.
«My paintings are all abstract, I don’t like figurative things. “I am always inspired by different things, the sea, the land, my son’s illness, whatever feels closest to me at that moment.”, says Valeria who exhibits her works in an enclosure; Anyone interested can contact her privately to view and possibly purchase them.
«I did not think that I would be one of the winners of the painting prize received in Assisi and, instead, my work was very popular: I won a plaque as a special prize. “Feeling valuable, of being a talent, is no small thing.”concludes Valeria, enthusiastic about having known how to express her creative vein, «I received a lot of praise and I felt very happy about it. “Despite the difficulties I face daily due to my little Felice’s epidermolysis bullosa, I have always considered life a wonderful gift that I cannot waste by feeling sorry for myself.”.