Sense of Christmas – “Napoli” – alioth_35

Why did you pick this picture?

I did not pick this picture because I think is my best piece of all, but because this is surely the coziest, the most joyful one, the piece I need to look at whenever I feel sad and “emotionally cold”.

Where did the idea for this art come from?

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. You can feel it before it comes: even before november ends. Christmas is in the fizz of cold air, in the sparkle of lights, in the smell of freshly baked sweets that spreads all over the streets. I wanted to capture this feeling. 

In my city (Naples, Italy) there is no better place to do it than “San Gregorio Armeno”, a joyful street where all the traditional christmas decorations are sold.

What does this art mean to you?

It means lots to me: it reminds me that details make the difference.

What can you tell us about yourself?

My journey through art started as a disruptive and pressing need: I am no professional artist, but I always practiced art, ever since I was able to hold a pencil. At some point, not sure why, I gave up: high school, uni, my studies kept me so busy, I gave up on art.

One year ago I started again, bought my first watercolor set and fell in love.

Since then, I never stopped. 

Now I’m a 23 y/o, self taught girl, thinking about launching an online store for my “artworks”.

What more can you tell us about your art?

Everyone who knows me, says my art is easily recognizable by its dreamy, delicate and almost “fairy tale” atmosphere. 

I usually love to work with watercolor and gouache (although this particular piece is made with acrylics): I love to go with the flow of water, watching the colours mix on the surface of paper in interesting and unexpected ways.

I love details, I love lights, I love hues.

To see more of alioth_35’s art please follow the link below to see their instgram page

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