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Born in Italy and raised in Toronto, Lorena Ziraldo traveled Canada living on both coasts. In 2000, Ziraldo completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in painting at the internationally esteemed Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University). There she studied with, and was supported by luminaries such as Gerald Ferguson & Monica Tap. Before moving to Halifax, she completed most of her studies in art history at the University of Toronto.
Strong composition, in conjunction with intense colour will compel a viewer to look. Pop culture, comics, florals, landscapes, emotion, muscular paint, pure paint from the tube – all elements that I may include – catch the eye of the beholder…..