Carla Asquini’s floral paintings are joyful celebrations of life. Like Georgia O’Keefe, who wrote “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.” Carla Asquini uses floral subjects to study the relations between color and form, as well as light and shadow. With her deliberate and instinctive brush strokes, Asquini examines the various stages of a flower’s lifecycle, not only to render the naturally beautiful resulting colors, but to call forth the emotions associated with each stage of development. Budding flowers represent the hope, innocence and lightness of youth, while brilliantly hued flowers in full bloom recall the sensuality, confidence, and power of adulthood. Likewise, the muted tones of an older bloom signify the peace, rest, and wisdom of old age.
Born in Udine, Italy, Carla Asquini seeks perfect harmony between inspiration and realization in all of her paintings. A truly international artist, Asquini completed her artistic training in the United States and has exhibited throughout Europe, North America, and China.