Artist painter portraitist. Inspiration is my boss, creativity is my guidance, I paint, and of course art for sale.
Faces Faces “Why do I feel the need, yes the need to paint faces? Because I am, how can you say? Almost hallucinated by faces, and this since always. As an unknown sign, as if there was something to see that you don’t see at first glance... Read more Stains Ilaria Berenice is an Italian artist who uses color and loose forms to express herself on paper. Her works keep their wet, fluid feel even though the paint has long been dry... Read more StainsCollage and painting in the wake of recycling Collage and painting in the wake of recycling The techniques Ilaria Berenice prefers are acrylic gouache and the use of collage with pieces of fabrics, cardboard, copper wires or rhinestones, which become an integral part of the work and acquire a...Read more Animals I love animals in general, and like faces I have fun portraying them. Read more AnimalsStructural paintings of women Structural paintings of women This is a series dedicated the feminine within me that is reflected in all the women of the world. They are mainly structural painting made with oil or acrylic and collage of various materials. Read more Decollage and painting I made this series when my friend Doris back in Venezuela left me some panels with lots of photos of magazines stuck on with glue... Read more Decollage and paintingVisionary Visionary Visionary are a series of figurative paintings, inspired by visions, momentary situations, inspirations, intuitions, each one has its own story, or experience. See more Light & Color When I do abstract works there is often the sun, or flower, geometric shapes, rays and a lot of light, is not by reason but by instinct, basic. Read more Light & ColorAnatomy Sketches Anatomy Sketches With anatomy sketches made mostly in the latest years at nude school at Brera in Milan I learned over all to transmute my impatience into my strength: sketches. Read more

Different Expressions

Diverse Espressioni- Le Tracce Galleria d'Arte Genova

From May 6 until August 31, 2016 takes place the collective exhibition with catalog Different Expressions, at the Art Gallery Le Tracce in via San Bernardo 21 in the center of Genoa, Italy. I Participate with the artist Paolo Amoretti, as Mr & Mrs Bradi, with works made together individually. Opening May 6 h.18.30.

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Basa Menti

The Council of Zone 2 of the City of Milan with the artistic direction of City Art presents 28 artists for an urban regeneration. Angelo Caruso artistic coordination. Inauguration and Open talk of Social and Public Art, similarities and differences. Council Hall on April 11, at 18.00. 11 Display – April 27, 2016 Monday – Saturday from 9.00 to 19.00. Seat of the Council of Zone 2, Viale Zara 100, Milan. Free admission.

Exhibition with catalog. And is present one of my sculpture.

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Commission a Portrait

For yourself or to give as a gift, with mixed media or a specific technique at your choice. Send me your questions and preferences of size and technique to get a quote. Then your favorite photos of the subject, and as soon as the portrait is finished it will be shipped to you.

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Diverse Espressioni- Le Tracce Galleria d'Arte Genova

Different Expressions

From May 6 until August 31, 2016 takes place the colletive exhibition with catalog Different Read more

Fly me to the moon_100100cm_Mr&Mrs Bradi

The Opposites Revealed, exhibition in Genoa

On 11 March at 6 pm inaugurates the exhibition “The Opposites Revealed” by Paolo and Read more

Catalog Basa Menti sculptures exhibition

Basa Menti

Monday, April 11 opened the exhibition of sculptures with catalog Basa Menti on the topic of multiculturalism. Read more


My works represent my experiences. My artistic expression and search is constant undergoing and is not attached to a particular subject, technique or material. Creativity like life, always wants to expand, this expansion takes place in all directions, both towards the outside as towards the inside, and to the expressive impulse that manifest in an artwork, corresponds an inward insight that leads to a greater self-knowledge. Read more






I happened to be at home on Friday when your package arrived, I ripped it open, impatient to find my treasure. Thank you. What an artist you are!! With just a few brush strokes you capture the main features of a face. The more I look at it, the more there seems to be a glow emanating from it - I guess that's the master in me you see. And the picture ready to be hung on the wall!! I found the perfect place for it right away. It is in my office, by my computer. So I see it every day, I look at it to dive into the depths of my mastery and even when absentmindedly noticing, it is present all the time.

Judith_25x32cm_Ilaria Berenice

Giacomo Grasso con dipinto di Ilaria Berenice

... I always wanted to go into the pictures that I particularly like ... and the other night, I did it ... Suddenly I was on that train, with a plastic cup in my hand, half-empty bourbon. .. coming out of the compartment, I see that girl cute, watching the scenery rushing too fast, to be able to stop on a tree, or a house ... The strange thing is that her reflection in the glass, was a male. ... She was terrified to look, but still peeks with one eye, wondering what was going on ...

Initially, I blamed the bourbon, I thought I had seeing things .... while the controller came in and went to the car, not caring at all about the strangeness, briskly, as if, with his walk, could help the train arrive before .....

I am sorry that the girl was so busy watching his reflection.... She didn't the least notice me ...... So I decided to get off the train and the picture, and I found myself back in the gallery , obviously not railway gallery ... Framework of Ilaria Berenice Shamiah, my inclusion in the scene,


Reflection 80x120cmGiacomo Grasso nel mio quadro riflessoGiacomo Grasso con dipinto di Ilaria Berenice
Really beautiful, I'm very happy and the more I get used the more I like it, very good, thank you. Big deer 80x100cm Ilaria Berenice

"Why do I feel the need, yes the need to paint faces? Because I am ... how can you say? ... Almost hallucinated by faces, and this since always ... As an unknown sign, as if there was something to see that you don't see at first glance. Why? This face that you seek, that is behind each individual face, isn'it so general as to be abstract? Ah, no! Absolutely the opposite. The more we are ourselves, the more we become anyone ... But we can't become the other if it is not maximally ourselves, don't you think? It gets to the general, if I may say so, only through the most." Ilaria Berenice Shamiah plays perfectly the ideal that Giacometti repeated in almost all of his interviews. Ilaria Berenice Shamiah and her graphic pictorial runs a deep understanding of all human ravines, those that are consumed in the dark passions in unsolved riddles. A going back in that time undated, where opposites coexist. As she says we are mirrors..

Face 59 Ilaria Berenice Shamiah

Great work of yours, I love it, Ilaria! thank you again. Rolf Wild 25x32cm

Your works are good for the soul! You can see people in the soul. Amid a sea of colored emotions I chose a painting, I took away with me what in that meeting was the perfect choice,  it is as to be close to that sweet mystery that you always puts in your works. Your works also convey a message of depth similar to the works of Modigliani. You're amazing! You are great and transmit energy.

Volto_58_20x30cm_ charcoal and acrylic on paper - Berenice

I continue to watch my portraits and every time I see them I like them more and more. Thank youPhotoGrid_1443372380233

My original portrait just arrived and it is SO amazing! I thought that the photo was incredible but the original is just magic.  Thank you so much!Jule Webster portrait by Ilaria Berenice

I put your painting above the sofa in the living room and looks great. It gives the viewer a cosmic sense, the viewer is shown in a spatial-temporal dimension that has a strong archetypal cosmogony call. You can release yourself from the symbol shown and transmute into abstraction that becomes an objective correlative of the deepest natural recall,  intimately recognizable by all. Some of your abstract works recall events of the super nove or similar, you can convey the feeling of this creative power, not communicating the materialistic descriptive scientific side, but you can grasp its essence, keeping intact the symbol, even if detached from symbolic representation, and taken in an exciting and emotional form.Butterfly wing 55x85cm