Ilaria Di fiore is an eco artist.
Originally from Naples, Italy, she moved to London in 1998 to sell her creations in Portobello market. By living and working in the area, Ilaria started to get to know local artists and eventually started facilitating art workshops with diverse groups of people as she had been doing in her home town many years before.
Ilaria’s work is inspired by nature and dreams and the mysterious beauty behind everyday objects and discarded and forgotten things.The techniques used are mixed and vary from paint, collage, mosaic, fabric work and tapestries. Fashion and art have always been intertwined in a spontaneous and free way where wearable items explore and expand in the art world while the artwork use fashion mediums like stitches, embroideries and fabrics, changing the technique and mixing the materials in what may first seem to be clashing, but then comes together harmoniously.
A strong believer that everyone should have the opportunity to experiment and express themselves artistically and feel the power and the joy art can give, Ilaria actively participates in community projects with underprivileged and special needs. In the last few years some of this work has been exhibited and presented at various museums. The ‘Tree of life’, a mixed media work by a disability group from Lancaster Youth centre won the first price in a Saatchi Gallery wide competition which included work from major private schools. It was subsequently exhibited in the Gallery for two months and the participant were all given a price and a certificate. The school art project, ‘Know your roots’ was shown at the Museum of London and it’s now part of an online exhibition. Other work include mosaic and public art done with YOS and special needs work with Progress for London.
A current project is community art mural inspired by the Grenfell Tower.
Ilaria’s love for nature and spirituality brought her personal life to the yoga path and after qualifying as a teacher she become passionate about sharing the ancient art in community places. Some session bring together yoga and art helping participants finding inspiration and authenticity and the courage and confidence to express it in any chosen form.