Renown among collectors, and art lovers, Lucia Sarto was born in 1950 in the province of Udine. Awarded first prize in a regional contest at eleven, her aptitude for art was evident from a young age. She reveals: “Women have always been central subjects in my artistic research of ideal beauty. There are some recurring details because I think they are most representative of my inner truth (what I intimately believe in) about feminine beauty, regarding both inner values and exterior aesthetic parameters.” (Interview with Meena Narayan, Gulf Connoisseur, February 2005).Sarto’s style embodies the elemental light of the Venetian school, as we can see in the crystalline portraits of the city. Exploring the properties of colour, light and atmosphere, the compositions show considerable technical skill. Sarto’s figural work is as the artist describes a capturing of “Grace, tenderness, kindness, strength, the ability of waiting, the acceptance of life, the respect of natural life cycles, the care and knowledge of the body.” (Gulf Connoisseur)Sarto’s paintings have a modernist vigor through the lens of Impressionist color and plein air sensibility. Her work can be found in public and private collections in Munich, New York, Tokyo, Nagoya, Vienna, Frankfurt, London, Portofino and Venice.