The Heroine’s Journey of Valentina Ceci

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
To be able to express my thoughts and my sensations freely.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
To have a lot of time to read, study and keep doing what I love the most in my life.
What is my greatest fear?
Not being able to evolve and improve in my life and in my job.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
My lack of self confidence (sometimes) and not trusting my abilities.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Any professional who knows how to create beauty and poetry with virtuosity and sensitivity.
What is my greatest extravagance?
I don’t consider myself as an extravagant person. Maybe the fact of using colored ballpoint pens to draw.
On what occasion would I lie?
Only if by lying I could discover something true.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
The still setting of my work. I would like to be more free to express myself.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
Now, always in the present. But I always think that the best is yet to come.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
I think there is always room for improvement. However, I’d rather change the enviroment surrounding me.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
To manage to reach people’s heart and sensitivity. I hope they can appreciate and pull out their thoughts and sensations from my paintings.
Where would I most like to live?
Somewhere warm, isolated by the sea.
What is my most treasured possession?
My personality and my faith in the future.
What is my most marked characteristic?
My joy of living, even if, sometimes, I reflect on life’s negative aspect.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
Gibilrossa. It’s a small country in Palermo, Sicily, where I spent my childhood.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Wherever there is food and drink of quality.
What books influenced my life and how?
I love reading art, astronomy, physics books… to increase my knowledge about issues that interest me.

Who are my favorite writers?
I don’t have a favourite writer, but I love Italo Calvino for his free-flowing and ironic writing wich is accompanied by social matters.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Bach’s classic music.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
I don’t like fiction. I think reality exceeds fantasy.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
My grandmother. She’s 95 years old and her whole life has been extraordinary.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
Vanilla sky.
What role plays art in my life and work?
Art plays the most important role in my life. Always was, always will be.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My family and anyone who supports and loves me.
Whom would I like to work with in 2018/2019?
I would like to work with a lot of other greatest artists.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018/2019?
I’d like to meet artists who I admire and a lot of collectors who can appreciate my works.
What project, in 2018/2019, am I looking forward to work on?
A series of portraits: the project is called “Behind the face”, it investigates, trough the portrait, people’s internal universe, the way they see theirself and how other people see them on first glance.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018/2019?
In my study, where for the whole end of the 2018 I’ll prepare new works and projects for the 2019.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
I think it is right and necessary to be happy.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
My aunt Loretta, actress and voice actress who do her job with professionalism, talent and huge passion.

How can you contact me?
FB: https://www.facebook.com/valentina.ceci
IG: https://www.instagram.com/valentina_ceci/

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