Raffaella Cantillo

My art is about living breadth, soul and nature. I teach English language and literature and English as a foreing language in secondary schools in Italy (2007-present).
Between 2014-2016 I was teaching in the UK on unwaged leave from my school in Italy - English + various subjects /secondary schools - on supply assignments QTS, DBS).
I live with my partner, Steve.

My paintings are reflections of moments of my life, insights from the past or thoughts about the future. They are inspired mostly by my partner, and by motifs and themes from my poems, music I listen to and literary studies. I paint in oils on canvas. I am Italian by birth, I was born in Salerno, near Naples in the South of Italy.

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Portfolio:

2009-

These are all paintings I made between 2009 and the present. They are mostly oil on canvas, with some in acrylic (acrylic-paste or glitter application).

All my paintings are protected by a creative commons licence:

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Wharol fruits “Wharol fruits”

a reflection on still life as technique and dark background against light coming in; also a reflection on Wharol (hence the title)

snowy treetops (alberineve is the title in Italian) “snowy treetops (alberineve is the title in Italian)”

climate and weather conditions affecting human life

before the window “before the window”

This is one of many paintings I made which represent women, as being a woman myself I am fascinated about the female mien.

lady at the window “lady at the window ”

It looks like a scene from a movie, the far away look and it makes me wonder what the character might be thinking as she stares out..

sandscape “sandscape”

My partner and I love beaches so that's probably from one of our journeys together..

sea was a bit rough “sea was a bit rough”

oil on canvas

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waves at sunset “waves at sunset”

oils on canvas

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