Benedetta's painting "Hope" is on page 20 of the 2009 Paws For Charity Art Book. Benedetta created this piece of art specifically for our project, and sold the original on Ebay with 50% of the proceeds benefitting the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
Benedetta was born in Sassari, an Italian city located a few miles from the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Her passion for art was evident since an early age, when she would participate in local art festivals for young emerging artists.
She moved to the United States when she was seventeen to spend time with her father who was living in North Carolina. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. and later earned an M.A. from the University of Baltimore.
Benedetta's unique paintings and art dolls reflect her admiration for the warmth and simplicity of folk art, the whimsical and the eclectic, and the peace and purity found in sacred art.