About Glory Spinuzzi

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I am a self-taught Oil Painter from Naples FL. I was born in Sri Lanka in 1989 and immigrated to the U.S. in 2013, eventually becoming a citizen.

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island surrounded by the Indian Ocean. As a child growing up the sea meant everything to me. Some of my fondest memories are of playing in the Bay behind my Grandmother’s house and the smell of fresh seafood cooking. The sea and the beauty of the natural world have been a great inspiration for my Artwork.

I can say without any doubt that Art is my calling. I have always had a creative spirit. I began drawing and sketching at an early age, but my urge to express myself wasn’t satisfied until I tried painting. I began painting in 2012 as a hobby. As I painted more and more, I found that there was a natural talent inside me that was waiting to blossom, and I realized that it was a gift that God had given.

I am profoundly drawn to the organic nature of oil paint. I have found it both suits my personality and best represents the feeling and movement of the sea. The way it blends, glows, moves, and exists. I make the brushwork quick and spontaneous, with shapes made up of lines, dabs, and dots. Only at a distance does what seems like a confusion of wildly applied paint turn into a recognizable composition. I use a glazing technique that allows me to achieve the fascinating effect of depth and translucence in my work of Contemporary Realism.

I always wanted to live in the U.S. I thought of it as the land of Dreams and Opportunities. I come from a country where there is not a lot of opportunity, especially for a woman. People say the American Dream is dead, but after living here so long I realize the Dream is not an achievement, but a pursuit.

I am so grateful for all the support and encouragement I have received, especially from my clients, to be able to pursue my calling to be a great Artist.

Today I live with my family in Naples FL and display my work at art shows and festivals throughout Florida.

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