Roberta’s artistic odyssey commenced with her formal training in Set Design at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. There, she honed her craft, mastering the intricate art of designing and crafting immersive stage environments. This foundational education provided her with a strong basis for her future endeavors in the world of art and design.
Subsequently, she delved even deeper into her passion by pursuing Set and Costume Design at the Opera Academy of Verona. This specialization allowed her to explore the intricate connection between visual aesthetics and storytelling, a skill that would serve as a cornerstone for her career.
During her formative years as an artist, Roberta embarked on an apprenticeship at the esteemed Teatro La Scala in Milan. This iconic theater, renowned for its impeccable productions, provided her with invaluable hands-on experience. It was within the hallowed halls of La Scala that she honed her skills as a sculptor and painter, learning the art of bringing imagination to life on the stage.
Roberta’s journey as a set designer reached an international crescendo in 2011 when she made her debut at the Amazonas Theatre in Manaus, Brazil. Here, she was set designer and designed for on the production of Puccini’s opera, ‘Suor Angelica.’ This milestone marked the beginning of her global artistic adventure, where her set designs would become integral to storytelling, enriching the audience’s experience.
In 2013, Roberta embarked on a new chapter of her life by relocating to London. The vibrant arts scene of the British capital offered her a wealth of opportunities to further expand her creative horizons. Over the years, she collaborated with various theater and event companies, contributing her artistic vision to a myriad of productions. Notably, in 2018, her work on a particular event earned her team the prestigious EVCOM event design award for the best celebration event.
During her tenure in London, Roberta’s passion for painting found fertile ground. She worked as a Scenic Artist for the Royal Opera House and had the privilege of contributing her talent to the sets of iconic musicals such as ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’ This crossover between the theater and the canvas allowed her to bridge the gap between two art forms, enriching her artistic perspective.
In 2019, Roberta took a significant step by opening her own art studio. This marked the beginning of her exploration into a new realm of artistic expression. Drawing inspiration from the techniques she had perfected in the theater, she started developing her distinctive style. Her works are characterized by a profound understanding of texture and silhouette, evoking a sense of depth and emotion that resonates with viewers.
Her dedication to her craft reached new heights in 2021 when she earned her PGCE in Art and Design from Goldsmiths University. This achievement solidified her commitment to both her artistic practice and her passion for teaching. Roberta now imparts her knowledge to aspiring artists, nurturing the next generation of creative minds.
In her paintings, Roberta masterfully combines her theatrical background with her love for visual arts. Her works speak to the profound connection between dreams, reality, and the transformative power of artistic expression.