nella lush


Nella was born, raised and educated in Italy in a family with a long heritage of visual artists, musicians and poets. She studied art history and foreign languages and speaks five languages.  She is a full time artist and works on several canvases at once developing the imagery through a process of surface changes.

Nella’s art is a constant exploration of the relationship between man and history and becomes a spiritual and intimate journey.  With intuition and experience she brings together the alchemy of materials, classical forms and the appearance of centuries of aging in all of her paintings, whether is an abstract, a figurative or even her mixed media on paper.

Nella is very active in the art communities and an avid volunteer of many organizations.   She served for two terms as the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists, NYC.  NAWA is the oldest women artists organization in the country at 127 years, its mission and focus is to promote and to foster public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States. She is a board member of the Rockport Art Association and Museum and founder of the Experimental Group of RAA.  The mission of the group is to promote and encourage self expression by giving opportunity to artists to come together, to explore and share ideas towards the creative freedom.  She conducts workshops and demonstrations with the theme of “Painting from the Soul”.