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, she 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.
Her art is a constant exploration of the relationship between man and its history and becomes a spiritual and intimate journey. With intuition and experience and never following a formula she brings together the alchemy of materials, classical forms and the appearance of centuries of aging in all of her paintings, whether it is an abstract, a fresco, a floral, a figurative or even her marine works.
She works in series and mainly with oils and uses cold wax as a medium often adding marble dust and pumice to create more texture and depth.
Nella is very active in the art communities and an avid volunteer of many organizations. She is 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 the founder of the Experimental Group of RAA. The mission of the group is to foster, promote and encourage self expression by giving the 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”. Her art is in both private and corporate collections in the US, Italy, Spain, France, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. Her art is represented in several galleries in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Italy.