Alison Evînam Boyd

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Lives Creative: Jewellery Maker, Monika Martellini

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Monika Martellini is an artist and jewellery maker living in the Monte Amiata region of Southern Tuscany.


For her jewellery she hand cuts, winds and hammers, using a combination of materials such as copper, aluminium and brass, wood, glass and wool. The results are individual, articulated pieces, organic textured spirals, and flowing curlicues  reminiscent of Victorian-era jewellery. I ended up with 3 pairs of earrings intended as gifts [and I may just keep them myself!].







As for Monika’s paintings… the photographic detail in her oils blows me away; she’s captured all at once a softness and vulnerability behind the public-figure edginess. I love the combination of the black and white subject against the block colour background. Enjoy!

Billie Holliday

Billie Holliday

Jimmy Hendrix

Jimmy Hendrix


Louise Brooks Oil

Louise Brooks

Monika will also take commissions if you would like a portrait made from a photograph. She now has her shop up and running on Etsy, you can find her at Monika Martellini Art.
She also shares studio space with me in Santa Fiora, so I can pass on any messages you’d like to leave her.

*Photographs © Alison Boyd, Monika Martellini and Caterina Pinzuti

3 comments on “Lives Creative: Jewellery Maker, Monika Martellini

  1. Kittykatmandoo
    January 22, 2016
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