Aida Lea “Laidy” Villamaria-Tully
My first authentic connection to art transpired when Malcolm Smith, my revered art teacher, articulated a cliche… “art is not a copy”.
It instilled in me clarity of purpose and the confidence to be an artist amongst peers. My artwork has been ruled by that single narrative since.
The relationship between my art and the concept is intuitive and innate, influenced by lines, shapes, colours and mood as I perceive them to represent my ideas, personal beliefs and experiences. The end result embodies the whole person… intellect and spirit.