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Daniela Astone

Daniela Astone

Daniela Astone, born in 1980 in Pisa, is one of those people who, from an early age, had the good luck to discover her true passion. She grew up in Porto Santo Stefano (Maremma, Italy), and it didn’t take her long to decide that she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. In fact, at the age of 14, she began studying art at the Institute of Arts in Grosseto.

She graduated in 1998, and in that eagerness to keep discovering new horizons, he moved to Florence, where he studied Illustration at the international school of Comix. At the same time he was studying, he was also doing freelance work for multiple editors and studios.

After a couple of years, she turned her professional career back to painting and drawing. That is why, in 2001 (at the age of 21), Daniela decided to enter the Florence Academy of Art. Already in her second year as a student, Daniel Graves, director of the school, counts on her as an instructor for the younger students. She graduated in 2004 but continued as a teacher at the FAA.

From then on, Daniela Astone began to forge her career as a fully formed painter. In fact, in 2005, just one year after graduating, she had her first solo exhibition at the Ann Long Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. The success of her first solo work led Daniela to open her studio in Tuscany.

Since then, she has exhibited her work all over the world (starting in New York and even in Russia and Europe, of course), has won many other awards  (to mention one of them, in 2013 she got accepted into the BP Portrait Award Exhibition in London with her Self-portrait) and has given workshops in her studio as well as in other academies in many countries.


Daniela, as she herself says, is very intuitive and impulsive. This goes along with her vision of art: “Art doesn’t have a practical function, in my opinion. I like art that you do without having some sort of constriction”, she said during an interview with TIAC Academy. Si just wants “to feel as free as possible”.   

The truth is that Daniela has dedicated her artistic career to different branches: in her work can be found from portraits to landscapes, through figures and still lifes. Below, you can find some of these works:

Scilla 2018

Charcoal and Chalk on toned paper 100x70cm

Selfportrait 2017
Charcoal on toned paper 


In studio 2006
Oil on canvas
50×70 cm

Eva 2019

Oil on canvas

The Artist 2014
Oil on canvas

Scilla 2018
Oil on canvas


Oil on canvas



Oil on canvas



Daniela Astone will be at Madrid Academy of Art this summer. From July 4th to July 8th, the Italian artist will do a workshop on outdoor figure painting. If you don’t want to miss it, don’t wait any longer!



      • 2020 female mastery show Galerie Bonnard ,Nuenen ,Netherlands
      • 2020 fenske & friends show Grenning Gallery,Sag Harbour usa
      • 2019 small work show at Collins Gallery, Cape Code USA
      • 2018 Group Show at Crazy March Gallery ,Sutri ,Italy 
      • 2017 group show Casa Abitata Florence Italy
      • 2016 Self portrait Show at Eleventh Street Arts, New York USA
      • 2015 Expo Arte Italiana, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, Italy
      • 2015 Still Life Show at Eleventh Street Arts, New York USA
      • 2014 Mod portrait Artelibre and MEAM, Spain
      • 2014 “Chiaro scuro” at the Richard J. Massey Foundation, New York USA
      • 2013  7° Concurso de Pintura, MEAM ,Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona Spain
      • 2013 Green Noise, Plyos Museum Reservation, Russia 
      • 2013 BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
      • 2010 Group Show, AAART Foundation, Kirchberg Tirol Austria
      • 2009 Solo Show, Sala del Frontone, Orbetello Italy
      • 2009 Group Show “Immortal Works”, Vasa Konsthal, Gothemburg Sweden
      • 2008 Group Show, Galleria Rielaborando, Arezzo Italy
      • 2007 Group Show, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York USA
      • 2007 Solo Show, Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston USA
      • 2006 Florence Academy of Art Alumni Show, Corsini Family Stables, Florence Italy
      • 2006 Group Show, Brigham Gallery, Nantucket, Boston USA
      • 2006 Group Show on Spoleto, Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston USA
      • 2005 First Solo show, Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston  USA
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