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I am Giusy Rampini and I am an Italian painter specialized in portraits of animals, people and ladscape paitings. My passion for animals, especially for dogs pushed me to paint hunting dogs portraits and wildlife scenes.
Since I was a child I loved to draw and soon animals became my favorite subjects. Gardone, the city where I was born is located on the side of the montain that degrades in the valley and it is fascinating for its landscapes of unspoilt nature. As a logical consequence I decided to follow my passion and let it be the main subject of my studies, reaching the diploma at the Art Institute. At that point my artistic creativity exploded, with the desire to learn the painting technique. I became student of the famous professor Adriano Grasso Caprioli, with whom I studied in deep different painting techniques. Working by his side, hands-on in his studio, I learned the oil, tempera, watercolor and pastels techniques and also the acrylic technique.
Even though his materic painting, with smudges and dropping colors is different from my style, I learned his great attention for the form, the compositive rhythm and the structural harmony of his works. In 2002 I attended with success the engraving Schooll "Il Bisonte" in Florence to study graphic art to complete my education. In the meanwhile, I already paint and expose my paintings. Since I was very young I used to spend my time in the hunting world and after all, Gardone is well known for the hunting arms industry and it is exactly here where the famous arms factory Beretta has its headquarter. Chamois, deers and roe deers become for me great source of inspiration and beeing able to portrait them in a grey winter day or late autumn in the forest with burnt colours or in high altitude pastures, always gives me great emotions.
I worked with different hunting Magazines such as "DIANA CACCIA" ("DIANA HUNTING") and "BECCACCE CHE PASSIONE " ("WOODCOCK WHAT A PASSION") "SENTIERI DI CACCIA" ("HUNTING PATHS") which published some of my paitings on the cover page.
I also have my own line of Bassano Pottery products that faithfully reproduce the subjects I portray on canvas, such as: pocket emptiers, plates and placemats all handmade and handpainted.. My products can be perfect for your home decoration and design such as my wool and cachemire blankets, which I can also line with fine fur, either synthetic or natural.
Prints of my best paintings, that deserve to be published on paper, can be found in a very limited edition.
The appreciation for my paint became more and more real and tangible when I started to be increasingly commissioned for family portraits of the most important Italian business people or even for simple lovers of their dogs.I always paint family portraits with great pleasure