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Expressing Energy Through Art: An Interview with Full-Time Artist Ilaria Ratti Salvioni

Expressing Energy Through Art: An Interview with Full-Time Artist Ilaria Ratti Salvioni

Expressing Energy Through Art: An Interview with Full-Time Artist Ilaria Ratti Salvioni

April 12th, 2023

In this interview, we have the pleasure of speaking with Ilaria Ratti Salvioni, a full-time artist with a passion for creating abstract and energetically charged paintings.

Ilaria shares with us the journey that led her to pursue her passion for art, her inspiration and style, and her aspirations for the future of her brand. She also offers advice for aspiring artists and gives us a glimpse into her daily routine. So, let's dive in and learn more about the artist behind the colourful and captivating paintings.

Can you tell us the journey that led you to becoming a full-time artist?

I have always loved art since my childhood and have been inspired by great artists such as Kandinsky, Klee, Miro, and Rothko. After working for several years in my family business, I felt an urgent inner call to pursue my passion for art, colors, and energy. My journey started with my first trip to India, where I traveled from the Himalayan mountains to the southern coasts, met great sages and gurus, and learned everything possible through yoga and meditation. The colors and powerful energy that I felt were easy to translate onto canvas, and nowadays, my intuitive paintings are energetically "charged" and have a powerful impact on people. Collectors tell me how soothing, balancing, and magical they find my art, and each person sees different images and shapes inside the abstract artwork.

How would you describe your style in three words?

Abstract, colorful, energetic.

How do you want people to feel when they look at your artwork?

I want people to feel good and get into a positive state of mind. Awake, balanced, and connected.

What advice would you offer any aspiring artists who are struggling to get started?

Keep focusing on your work, follow your inner guidance, do not be distracted by the trends of the moment, ignore haters in every shape and form, and never, never, never give up!

Can you talk us through an average day in your life?

I start my day with meditation, Sadhana, and yoga. After that, I follow up on emails and phone calls, then I spend time painting or meeting with customers. Later, I go for a beach walk and feed stray cats.

Who is involved in the brand, and what are their roles?

I am the only one involved in the painting process. As part of my B2B job, I work with interiors and architects for projects in retail, boutique hotels, and villas. For my digital NFT's collection, I have a selected freelance IT team.

Looking back since launching the business, is there anything that you would do differently?

I wish I had been brave enough to start my artistic career earlier.

Our readers love to travel. What destination is at the top of your bucket list?

Bali, Thailand, and India.

Running a business can be non-stop. What do you do to switch off?

I practice yoga and meditation, and whenever possible, I travel.

In five years from now, where do you see the brand?

I see myself continuing to grow my audience and happily living with my art.

Where can people find out more?

People can find out more about me and my art at www.ilariaratti.com and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ilariarattisalvioni.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.