"The paint hypnotizes me as it reveals something that could not
be expressed in words. Forms slowly reveal themselves as already having been
there. Like a dance with inner conversation, painting for me, is the
languge of feelings and self awareness." PiA DiStefano
Since I was very young, I have been fascinated with expression
through color and images. I was born with the desire to create art. I
traveled extensively through Europe, Africa and Asia. In 1999, I was awarded a stipend to travel to Morocco to paint with a group of artists. I spent the summer of 2000 in Katmandu, Nepal volunteering for Helping Hands (a free
clinic for the poor people of Nepal). While there, I sketched many of the
patients. All of these experiences and travels have sharpened my artistic
vision and aided me in understanding the value of art in the world.
I have studied at Parsons, NY, Oregon State, OR, West Valley
College, CA, SMFA
, Boston, Wellesley College, MA, The Angel Art Academy,
Italy, and with Daniel Greene, NY.
My work has been exhibited in California, Massachusetts, New
York, Oregon, and Denmark.
My studio is located in Florence, Italy.
To view a full portfolio of my work, please visit