(Born in Pesaro, Italy, lives and works in Pune, India)
After a long professional career as designer in advertising and in publishing, she decided to devote her art and skills to painting. Shola’s creative interest focused primarily on painting’s power to evoke sensation and a sense of what’s beyond. Ambitious in scale and dynamic in form, the range of her work is diverse: a celebration of mutable energy and elemental forces, and a quest for contemplative stillness.
Shola achieved recognition for her direct and abstract forms which emphatically connect the conflicting or harmonious physicality found in the natural world to the spiritual concerns which pervade all that surrounds us, from “the micro to the macro”.
"Art is instinctual; it is an emotion taking shape"