They say that if you want to find perfection, then look to Mother Nature. And it’s a phrase that certainly holds true in the wildlife and botanical illustrations of Italian artist Sabrina Luoni. With a soft tone that is sympathetic to all things natural, she creates artworks full of joyful realism for clients who are committed to sustainability.
Sabrina lives and works in the town where she was born – Varese, Northern Italy. It’s a location surrounded by woodland and lakes, which continually inspire her. Having worked as a painter, graphic designer and 3D artist, she is well versed in the creative process and clients love the accuracy she brings to every project.
In addition to an MA in painting from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Sabrina has honed her scientific understanding of nature with courses in Natural History Illustration at the University of Milan, the Society of Botanical Artists in London and the Ars in Fabula school in Macerata.
Each project begins with detailed research into the subject, followed by rough compositions which Sabrina shares with her client. She works with almost-dry watercolours on hot pressed paper to carefully control form and light, sometimes adding coloured pencils to the mix.
Sabrina’s style highlights the delicate beauty of nature, with subjects evocatively suspended in space and time for the viewer to inspect.
Client list Parks, associations and public institutions turn to Sabrina for her illustration skills, including Lega italiana protezione uccelli, the ecological journal Oikos and Legambiente.