Maria Teresa Pascarelli was born in Chambave (AO) and now lives for many years in Grignasco (NO).
She studied life drawing and engraving (etching). She attended the lessons of Maestro Renzo Roncarolo at the Vercelli Institute of Fine Arts for 6 years, studying oil and watercolour techniques and graduating in painting and decoration.
Maria Teresa is an artist from our small town and also a dear friend. The tranquillity typical of her person is transmitted in her paintings, in the subjects she loves to paint.
In our collection, we have a series of oils, watercolours and pastels inspired by the landscapes of our territory, from the rice fields to the mountains.
Different techniques to tell not only the Valsesia, because the spaces of Maria Teresa Pascarelli are those of the heart, of the soul: the Valle d’Aosta where she was born, the hills of Grignasco with the vines, the Valsesia pastures, the Sesia river, which after having collected the mountain streams, ventures to the Vercelli plain to bring its homage to the great river, which gives life to the plain of the “water lands”, to the rice fields with the separated fields by thin banks where the water reflects the sky, landscapes reproduced in images collected in the daily route to Vercelli to attend the lessons of Maestro Renzo Roncarolo, the unforgettable Pimpi, at the Institute of Fine Arts.
Maria Teresa Pascarelli also captures the magic of the Orta Lake with the San Giulio’s island, evanescent, like the “Island not found”, sung by Francesco Guccini, uncatchable, almost like Ithaca, which through the verses of the Greek poet Costantino Kavafis gives meaning to the journey of a lifetime to reach it.
In her paintings, Maria Teresa recounts the cycle of life and of seasons: winter with snow and bare trees, which protrude branches towards the sky, is a prelude to rebirth, with more intense and gaudy colours. In the collection, we also have classic still lives: vases of flowers from her garden, the ideal tribute to the most beautiful, colourful and fragrant flowers.