Creative art without boundaries. Freedom to subtly layer color, shape and texture into art pieces that go beyond the strict boundaries of true realism. That is what defines the current work of Aurora Campanella.In each of her pieces -- be it a painterly marsh at twilight, a penciled portrait of an African herdsman or a bejeweled and beaded breastplate – she combines the luminescent weaving of color for which she is known.
Aurora Campanella, grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut Initially, Ms. Campanella intended to pursue a fine arts career, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Bridgeport. She studied painting and drawing in Paris with the late Jennette Lam. But she needed an artistic means of making a living. What ensued became a 40-year career as a graphic designer, illustrator, for companies like The Metropolitan Opera, and Disney, The Biltmore Estate, Colonial Williamsburg, F.W. Warne, with C.R.Gibson. Today, that career is behind her and she is able to indulge in the soul-satisfying process of pure creativity.
Acrylic, oil, graphite, pastels and colored pencil are her media along with the semi-precious jewels, stones, beads and shells she weaves into impressive wearable art pieces.
Now, I follow my own vision and voice.I travel from one interpretive form to another, blending color,juxtaposing texture, a meditative process.It makes for an interesting and self-nurturing journey.When I look back over the body of this work, I see my four loves:drawing, painting, wearable art and traveling.I see the places I’ve journeyed to, the feelings those magical placesinspired in me, and above all, my future as an artist.