Let me introduce myself: my name is Paola Boni and I was born in Colorno (Parma) where I live and work.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Commerce, and for years I worked in the family business, until I decided to follow my strongest desire: to work every day with colors.
My passion for drawing has been part of my life since I was a child, and thanks to Lesley Harrison’s book “Painting Animals That Touch the Heart”, I fell in love with pastel painting.
Being very meticulous in reproducing details, I have thus discovered oil painting as a mean to satisfy my requirements, even if I am constantly looking for new techniques to make my subjects ever more realistic, by experimenting with new tho and three-dimensional possibilities.
I am very active on the international art scene; I have exhibited in solo and group exhibitions as well as in national and international exhibitions in various Italian and foreign cities including:
Parma, Palermo, Brescia, Viterbo, Riccione, Noto, Bologna, Longarone, Forte dei Marmi,
Cannes, Montecarlo, Oviedo, Madrid, Genova, Londra.
My work comes from the observation of the reality that surrounds me. I am a curious observer and I paint what intrigues me.
My characteristic is the meticulous rendering of details. I love painting with oil, acrylic.
I am a hyper realistic painter attracted by used world and abandoned objects that become my subjects like, for example, candy cards, crushed cans… or crumpled page of books, newspaper or comic books.
Painting and creating another reality allowed me to overcome very serious health problems. I suffered from eating disorders (anorexia).
When I paint, like when I’m with my dogs, I am in a different world made of immediacy, happiness, spontaneity when all the superstructures collapse and I can be in contact with that part of myself that has been hidden for a while and can now come out in the form of color, details and harmony.
2020, February, Art Fair Dolomiti, Enrico Art Suite Gallery
2020, February, Affordable Art Fair, Milan, Enrico Art Suite Gallery
2019, November, Paviart, Enrico Art Suite Gallery
2019, October, ArtParma Fair, Parma – First Prize: “Popeye”
2019, March, ArtParma Fair, Parma
2019, March, group exhibition “Califarte”, Galleria S.Andrea, Parma
2018, October, Art Parma Fair, Parma First prize: “Mentos”
2018, September, Art Parma Fair, Parma
2018, May, group exhibition, Gallery S.Andrea, Parma
2018, May, Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2018, March, Art Parma Fair, Parma
2017, November, FUEL Arte Contemporanea- Punta Ala, (GR)
2016, October, Art Parma Fair, Parma
2016, November, Arte Padova
2014, September, Art & Co, Lecce
2013, June, Art & Co, Parma
2013, March, Vernice Arte, Forlì
2012, July, Memoli Arte, Matera
2012, June, personal exhibition,Audiomedicart, Parma
2012, March, Artisti in mostra, Parma
2011 March, collective exhibition La Reflexion del hoy, Instituto Egipcio, Madrid
2011, February, Artisti in Mostra, Parma
2010, October, personal exhibition, Palazzo Della Rosa Prati, Parma
2009, March, 1st International Exhibition of Pastel, Oviedo (Asturias Spain)
2009, February-March, 5th Exhibition of modern and contemporary art, Genoa in collaboration with the Gaudì Gallery of Art in Madrid
2009, personal exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, London
2009, personal exhibition, Fiera di Forte Dei Marmi
2009, personal exhibition, Fiera di Longarone
2008, October, personal exhibition, Circolo Culturale “F. TURATI”, Casalmaggiore (Cr)
2008, partecipation 3rd International Arte Laguna, Venezia
2008, October, 5th International Painting Competition with Group Exhibition,
Forte dell’Annunziata, Ventimiglia
2008, 5th International Painting Competition G.B. Moroni 2008, Bergamo
2008, September, personal exhibition, Church of S. Stefano, Colorno (Pr)
2008, personal exhibition, Parma Fair
2008, personal exhibition, Brescia Fair
2007, personal exhibition, Montecarlo Fair
2007, personal exhibition, NotoArt Fair (Sr)
2006, personal exhibition, Riccione Fair
2006, personal exhibition, Art Business Gallery, Palermo
2006, personal exhibition, Viterbo Fair
2006, personal exhibition, Montecarlo Fair
2005, personal exhibition, Gallery Il Giardino delle Esperidi, Bologna
2005, personal exhibition, Cannes Fair
Present in art magazines including:
Art, edited Mondadori
CAM, edited Cairo
Echi d’Arte, edited by Pagine
Arteoggitalia catalogue, edited by Pagine