We had the good fortune of connecting with Chiara Magni and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chiara, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
It is interesting to see how nowadays we tend to define “success” with “financial success”

I belive that success is more of a state of mind then a number in your account.

For sure money do play a very important role in that, but I see it from a wider view point.

Is what I am doing making me happy?

Do I have time to spend with my loved ones without being thinking all day about my job?

Do I see myself doing this for the rest of my life without feeling overwhelmed?

And most important, do I feel that I am leaving a mark for people after me to be inspired to peruse their dreams?

If I can 100% say yes to all of the above, then I feel successful!
  
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a professional painter from Italy, collected all over the world.

I specialize in oil on canvas and I do very textured paintings.

I put no limits to my creativity and the majority of my works are finger painted, however I will use any tools to achieve the final result, including spatula or brushes.

I’ve created a new painting style called “Bright Expressionism”

This is a meeting point between Impressionism and Expressionism.

My colors are very strong and bold and are carefully studied and chosen before they go on my canvases.

I seek perfection in colors but I don’t seek perfection in the forms.

I what to have an Expressionist approach to my composition but I want to convey positive emotions and this is the Impressionist part of it.

I am complitely self made!

Becoming a full time professional artist had always been my dream and I’ve achieved it on my own without any help.

It hasn’t been easy at all.

A lot of sleep was lost and tears where cried, but I am so proud of having made that happen!

I want to be an inspiration for other artists and young women that have a dream and want to make it a reality
  
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’ve just opened my ART Gallery in Scottsdale!! So that is for sure a place to visit!

Arizona is a beautiful state and I am honored to have my own Gallery here!

So far I’ve visited Sedona and Phoenix and they are both beautiful and inspiring!

As far as food goes… Well I am italian… So I can only suggest the best places… In Italy
  
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Mainly to my family! They have always believed in me even when I was the only not doing so!
They are my number one supporters

Website: https://chiaramagnicurator.com/

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