I like to call my geographical commitment phobia acute exploration-fever. But amid a life of travels, there has always been one constant: painting. Wherever I go, my watercolour set
comes too.

I grew up surrounded by sketchbooks thanks to my fashion-loving family
in Milan. But a rebellious streak made me swap pretty party dresses
for a childhood spent in jodhpurs, riding horses in the Italian countryside, dreaming it was the African bush. After my business degree at Georgetown University, I fell for Argentina and moved to Buenos Aires – from there I hopped to an equally beautiful southern hemisphere city, Cape Town.

I’ve since studied fashion design at Parsons in New York and worked with African wildlife NGOs,
and now live in London,
a place that allows me to indulge some
of my appetite
for adventure without leaving home.

In an age of emails and social media, there’s something wonderfully enduring about exploring the world through my paintbrush.
Which is how a travel addict like me discovered that spending a morning in her studio could bring as much happiness as a day riding through the Kenyan wilderness… Well, almost…


As a passionate African traveller and wildlife lover, I am a huge believer in conservation, and have become an official Young Ambassador to African Parks. This outstanding NGO is doing essential work preserving wildlife and ecosystems across Africa. As a result, I have decided to donate 10% of all animal themed orders to their mission.