Maria Teresa Minneci was born in Pompei, near Naples, in 1947, but she now lives and works in Gerenzago, near Milan. She has always loved drawing and has partaken over the years in many creative projects. She lately decided to concentrate on oil painting. Her artistic style spaces from abstract to figurative; no matter how opposite these two tendencies seem to be, she manifests her complete confidence with both. Her emotions come from within and she uses oil painting to portray them onto canvas. She says about her work: “When I start a new work, I observe the blank canvas. I caress it and, free from all thoughts, I leave space only for the need to paint; the brush in my hand seems not to depend on my mind”.