Carina Francioso is an international, award winning Canadian Italian fine artist with works held in private and corporate collections around the globe. Her meticulous attention to and obsession with detail is clearly demonstrated through her contemporary realist oil paintings. The theme of water in Francioso’s work is inspired by many years boating with family on Georgian Bay and summers visiting relatives along the coast of Salento, Italy. Carina FranciosoThese experiences have provided ripe inspiration for her work.

Francioso’s work captures the calm or tumultuous, incessantly changing waters of the world, and express the beauty, power and fragility of this natural resource. Her connection to water provoked the introduction of the female nude in water. These works depict the connection between water and woman: the strength, fragility, power, healing, and life-giving qualities that both woman and water possess. Francioso immortalizes her paintings with deep grace and delicacy, reflecting her passion for life and her constant inquiry into beauty… the natural, the physical, the spiritual.

Francioso has served as Juror on the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Panel and is the recipient of numerous art awards such as the Arcadia Contemporary Gallery Award, the Bernice Adams Memorial Visual Arts Award and Bursary. Her work was internationally broadcast on RAI Television and is featured in various publications such as American Art Collector, Art Renewal Center’s International Realism Salon Catalog, Hyperrealism Magazine and Panorama Italia. Some of Carina’s celebrity collectors include the Princess of Dubai, John Legend, Tony Robbins, Wim Hof and Jim Kwik. As well, several paintings reside in homes designed by celebrity interior designer Barclay Butera.