My name is Valentina Francescon, I live and work in Cagliari, a beautiful city overlooking the sea, a source of great inspiration for me.
My institutional studies have been directed towards technical drawing. In fact, for many years, the architectural and interiors design, the advertising graphics and the photography, were subjects that I was able to deepen even during my work experience.
My real passion however is art: painting, drawing, music, cinema, literature then, and has roots from an early age. This has led me to always have pencils and colors in hand, to study as a self-taught, and to experiment with various techniques first in traditional, and later also in digital.
Since 2018 I have been able to deepen other subjects dear to me such as illustration and character design, starting with a specific annual course, inspired by the Japanese animation masterpieces of Hayao Miyazaki in the first place.
During the same year, I took my first steps with watercolor towards a more serious and ever-increasing commitment. This versatile and expressive technique, which took my heart, allows me to combine technical knowledge with artistic ones, and to better express myself in my works. I love watercolor in its contemporary and experimental forms.
Since 2020 my continuous work has earned me the selection and recognition in numerous and important international watercolor exhibitions in Italy (especially Fabriano, Padua and Cagliari), Malaysia, the U.S.A., England, Japan and Greece.
For my inspiration I find myself, in style, closer to realist and hyperrealist artists, but my natural curiosity and sensitivity leads me, in addition to this, also to experiment towards more impressionistic styles. All this contributes to the expressiveness in my formal research, which is still evolving.
Passenger side view - 56x38 cm. Fabriano paper - extra white - grana dolce - 640gr/mq
Valentina Francescon - Via del Duomo - 38x56 cm
Valentina Francescon - The secret garden - 38x56cm
Valentina Francescon - The lost lighthouse - 38x56cm
Valentina Francescon - Marina Piccola - 32x42cm