Lorena Ziraldo was born in Italy and raised in Canada. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Even while a student at NSCAD, her work demonstrated remarkable maturity and depth. Since her graduation in 2000, she has steadily increased her following with successful exhibitions in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. Lorena’s paintings are rich with fluid and exquisite brushwork, and indulge in the possibilities of expression through use of colour, light, space, and composition. The narrative quality that exists in her figure paintings is poetic, compelling, and reflective, as we see reminders of our own lives in the subjects she chooses, and in the sensitive way in which she paints them.