Luisa Nascosto was born in Lecce, a vibrant medium-sized town in the south of Italy.
Drawing has always meant a lot to her, so much so that, after completing her studies at a science-oriented high school, she didn’t think twice before deciding to Rome to study illustration at the European Institute of Design, and she has not looked back since.
After trying her hand at several illustration techniques and media, Luisa decided that the best way to express herself was to embrace a wide range of styles, including airbrushing, collage and monotype, just to scratch the surface of her amazing wealth of methods. Therefore, she approaches her work from a wide range of styles and techniques, which makes her body of work as eclectic as it is unique.
Luisa has worked on a series of projects, many aimed at but not limited to the younger generation and collaborated with contemporary writers and poets on several books. However, she likes to consider herself as a free spirit, ready to wander off into the unknown.
Going through her body of work, you can but notice the distinctive, elongated features of her characters; a style she has developed over the years through collaborating on a series of projects and books, many of which aimed at but not limited to the younger generation. She has also collaborated with many writers and poets on several works. However, she likes to consider herself as a free spirit, ever on the lookout for inspiration from a variety of sources and ready to wander off into the unknown.
Her current portfolio of works, only a fraction of which is here on display and on her own private blog, speaks volumes of her variety of styles and technique and is sure to beguile both the cognoscenti and the amateur alike.
Luisa Nascosto still lives in Lecce with her happy, boisterous family – her husband, two children and a pair of parakeets, Blu and Celestine.