Simone Mortiz

Title: Blue Dream

Artist: Simone Moritz

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 25.6" x 19.7"

Simone Olivia Moritz was born the 20th of May 1985 in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany. Growing up in a family that had strong interest in art and being surrounded by her father's big collection of books on art made her soon want to become a painter. Early on she was consistently drawing and painting and ever since pursued this goal. Her humanistic studies and play of the piano as well as extensive travels influenced her significantly. After graduating she was working for two years in an artist's studio taking freelance commissions such as model making for BMW or designing stage set ups for the theatre. 

In 2006 she enrolled at the Florence Academy of Art to deepen her studies and achieve the tools needed to express herself in naturalistic oil painting. In her first year of studies she received an award from the Academy followed by several scholarships the years after. She completed the three year program with a diploma and specialized on portraiture in her fourth year. In 2009 she started teaching for the Academy and is currently the Director of the Intensive Drawing in Sculpture Program.

Her work has been shown in several group and solo shows and is in collections throughout Europe and the USA, including Michael Huffington's collection.