Have you been to Italy on holiday? Would like to have a fine art print to remind you of the good times you had? Images of Italy feature strongly in my portfolio as I live in Umbria in Central Italy, not far from the border with Tuscany. I am proud to have made my home here, half way up a mountain, overlooking Lago Trasimeno down in the valley below. Living with my husband, Barnet Boy, our two dogs and a large troop of cats led by Ms Steve Mouse, we have found our heaven on earth.
Images Of Italy
The Countryside Smiles
There is something about the light in Italy and the effect of sunshine on stone-built houses. It makes you feel warm even when the weather is chilly! On the coldest days of the year, when the sun shines the countryside smiles. And you will find me out with my camera looking for those perfect shots to create photo art images.
With my photo art, I aim to get across the feeling of what it was like to stand and look at the view. Not just what my eyes saw but what my heart felt. It is a passion I want to share with you. It makes me happy, which I think comes across in my art.
Surrounded By Olive Groves
I live in an organic area, surrounded by olive groves. We have our own small olive grove as well as fruit and nut trees. Each season brings a stage in olive oil production, from pruning in spring to picking the olives in autumn. The changing times of year also bring glorious fields of red poppies growing wild in the countryside and cultivated fields of bright yellow sunflowers.
A bit further afield there are vineyards, where some of the famous Italian wines are produced. As well as looking wonderful laden with juicy grapes, the vines look incredible as they change colour in autumn. It is not suprising that the changing seasons, the olive trees and nature feature strongly in my work.
Lago Trasimeno Magic
The proximity to Lago Trasimeno, the largest lake in Central Italy which is visible from my house, gives me lots of scope for photography. Beautiful towns and villages edge the lake and there is a nature reserve with abundant bird life. The lake itself is always busy with fishermen and boating, as well as the ferries that connect the towns along the lake side. My portfolio includes images of Castiglione del Lago, Passignano Sul Trasimeno and more. As well as everyday life in the area, my images show the local food and attractions.
Where I live, the nearest village is Paciano, a medieval walled community with fabulous buildings. Nearby, Panicale is a walled medieval town sitting high on a mountain side with spectacular views in all directions. Citta della Pieve is another walled medieval town high on a mountainside with an intricate maze of streets and alleyways. The rooftops of these places are dominated by the bell towers and spires of churches.
These places speak of their history and they are a treasure trove of beautiful architecture including archways and old stone built structures. Old wooden doors with ornate decoration and marble architrave are also sights to behold.
At festa time, these towns and villages are a maze of activity. Each one divides into contradas, a subdivision based on locality. The contradas compete with each other in various games and the walls of the towns are festooned with contrada flags. The fun and celebrations may go on for several days and great fun is had by all.
All of this you will find reflected in my collection of images of Italy.
Where You Can Purchase My Images Of Italy
My images of Italy are available as fine art prints in a variety of formats. Many are also available as jigsaw puzzles.
Click here to see my Images of Italy collection on Pictorem. With free shipping within the USA and Canada.
I have two collections of Italian images available as fine art prints at my site on ArtHeroes, one for Tuscany and one for Umbria. Free shipping across a large area of Europe and discounted shipping prices elsewhere.
I have two collections of images of Italy on RedBubble which offers worldwide shipping. One collection focuses on images of Umbria, the other on images of Tuscany. My work is available on a variety of art prints, home decor and gift items.
If you are looking for something specific get in touch and ask me if I have it available or could produce it for you. My work is available for licensing, just contact me to discuss your ideas.You can get in touch with me by sending a message via my Facebook page.
Images (c) Dorothy Berry-Lound 2000-2024