Q: What is your name and where are you based?

Ans: Anna-Maria Amato SE London

Q: What is your practice?

Ans: Fine Artist/Painter

Q: What is your USP?

Ans: I paint dancers in action with spirit.  I suffered a break down in my late teens, before, I felt, I had found what kind of adult I wanted to be.  I felt lost, and the sense of achievement art had given me, gave me some kind of purpose in my life.  I realised I decide how I feel and that is what I can paint.  I wish one canvas to take my audience through positive emotions which they can hold onto.

Q: Tells us a secret that nobody knows about your life!

Ans: I wish I could dance well and I have been practising.

Q: Has Covid 19 challenged your creativity?

Ans: It has increased the confidence in my resilience which has left me feeling better prepared for future hurdles.

Q: What are your most significant achievements?

Ans: I curate a gallery founded in a social inclusion project, engaging members of the local community and beyond, in art and culture.

Q: Whom will your clients be and what will they get from you?

Ans: People who feel that they are lacking inspiration but are seeking it.

Q: Do you have any fascinating or unusual clients or a funny story to tell?

Ans: I was selling on a stall in my local library when the major of the borough came and looked at my fairy nudes and asked ‘is this inspired¬†my the area?’

Q: If you were starting a career as an artist today, what would you do differently?

Ans: Structure an artwork part of my day around creating.

Q: What has been your most significant challenge in times of Covid 19, and how did you overcome it?

Ans: Lack of face to face contact with people left me seeking ways to feel connected  by engaging online and solidifying friendships via other forms of communication.

Q:  What are your plans for the future? What new projects do you have in the pipeline?

Ans: I plan to morph my current style with techniques used by the old masters to create an exciting blend of classical passion and modern excitement.

Q: What would you like to be known for?

Ans: Inspiring people to engage with and enjoy creativity.

Q: How do you know Laura?

Ans: I had a mentoring session with her.

Q: How did you hear about Laura I. Gallery?

Ans: Through various online avenues.

Q: What do you think of our Mentoring programs or of the newest initiative for artists, The Society of Gold Minds?

Ans: The mentoring dispelled the sense that I was painting for myself and that I have a story to tell which can bring me closer to people.

Q: Do you think it is important to have someone that has your back?

Ans: Yes.  Supportive words have such power and the need to cultivate confidence is a game changer.

Q: Do you think it is important to receive constant support? Why?

Ans: It is helpful to know that there is someone to bounce ideas off and seek out specific pieces of knowledge when questions arise.

Q: Do you think it is important to be surrounded by a community of artists?

Ans: I believe it is said ‘you are who you spend your time with’ because your¬†influences¬†and inspiration¬†are important¬†in developing yourself and your work.

Q: Would you recommend our mentoring programs?

Ans: Yes.

Q: Has Laura I. Gallery inspired you or helped you in any way? How?

Ans: It has given me direction I was searching¬†for and Laura’s story in itself was inspiring¬†and motivating for me.

Q: Would you recommend Laura I. Art Gallery?

Ans: Yes

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