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It’s Up to You – An Illustrated Short Story

It’s Up to You – Solo da te

An Illustrated Short Story

Some of my paintings have been used as backdrop for the short story “Solo da Te” / “It’s Up to You” by Italian writer Gianni Bortolaso

 – Watch the video (in Italian, with English subtitles) below –
Narrated by Gianni Bortolaso and Elena Negro

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Gianni Bortolaso is the author of Un accordo stonato published by Argentodorato Editore. The book was eventually selected for Sanremo Writer 2023 during the popular Italian music festival. “Solo da te” (“It’s Up to You”) is a short story written in 1000 words and created for the inauguration of SBS Edizioni, under the theme Centrum Tuum, or Your Center.

In the writer’s own words, “I weighed, cut out, and re-edited the concept to the essence, sacrificing the superfluous that initially wasn’t there. Therefore, we arrive at the fulcrum, at the center of the story, which is enriched by keeping only what is strictly necessary, without narrative smudges. Not just an exercise in style, but a small sacrifice against a phenomenon – violence against women – that shouldn’t even exist. 1000 words, not one more, Not One Less. In Italian and in English.”

It’s Up to You – An Illustrated Short Story2023-09-14T09:58:57-04:00

Join me at the museum

Join me at the museum

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August 26 & September 2

12:30 – 2:30 pm


I will be at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum on Saturday, August 26th and September 2nd, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

Stop by to say hello, inquire about the artwork, or join me on a small tour of the exhibition.

See you there <3

More about the exhibition here.

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Queens Rising Open Studio in Long Island City

Open Studios in Long Island City

8 contemporary artists featuring affordable artwork available for purchase

QUEENS RISING: June 22 – 25, 2023


I am honored to be one of the 8 Guest Artists invited by Karen Fitzgerald for Queens Rising in Long Island City, a month-long, multi-disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough’s culture and creative diversity.

All work on display will be available for purchase.

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3151 12th Street, 2nd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11106.



Thursday, June 22, for a VIP preview, 6pm – 8pm

Friday, June 23, 3pm – 7pm

Saturday, June 24, 11am – 7pm

Sunday, June 25, 11am – 5pm


The other amazing Guests Artists are:

Deborah Barlow

Heather Cox

John Cox

Alison Cuomo

Donnelly Marks

Vicky Stein

Linda Tharp


If you’d like to schedule a studio visit outside of these hours, please contact

Special thanks to Northwell Health, Resorts World New York, Howard Gilman Foundation, and Kupferberg Center⁠.

Find out more about this event here


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