“My inspiration comes from the colors that surround me in nature, I am always amazed at the beauty of my environment” says French-American artist Sydney Albertini, who lives in East Hampton, New York where she creates both fine art and decorative pieces in a range of media, working in an intuitive and free-flowing fashion. She elaborates: “I never limit myself to a specific medium, I feel completely free to create whatever I feel I need to, if it is a new medium for me I just teach myself.”
Albertini’s work is strong, delicate, and colorful, balancing a love of nature with a sophisticated urban sensibility. For her range of pottery, she uses Italian bisque on which she paints her natural abstract motifs directly without any prior sketching. She takes her inspiration, that which she sees in her environment, and distills it into a “simple straightforward visual reflection to optimize one aspect or point in a design or concept and then I just go for it.” She makes a few samples, and then sees how they look once they’ve been fired.