Artist bio

Artist by hobby. Enjoys experimenting with different media. Currently trying digital artwork. Has exhibited in the past in group shows in Rome, Italy, where she was born and raised, and in Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk), Virginia, USA. In 1995, she obtained a certificate in Figure Drawing from the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Roma (Academy of Fine Arts of Rome). Her art education is a mixture of formal and self-taught lessons. Born and raised in Rome, Italy. Now living in Virginia, USA. Has a B.A. in Interdivisional Studies/ Psychology, Diploma in Computer Programming, Associates in IT: Internet Specialist, and Certificate in Figure Drawing. Multilingual, Mona Lisa is English native tongue, fluent in Italian and French and speaks Basic Spanish and Tagalog. She has attended international schools run by American Catholic Sisters for both elementary and high school (St. Francis Int’l and Marymount Int’l respectively) both in Rome, Italy. Her latest job was as a Design Assistant for a import/export textiles company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she assisted in all aspects of design and production of home textiles. In her spare time, she likes to read about spirituality, write poetry, listen and compose music, and enjoys both the outdoor and city life equally.


Doorway to Heaven


Digital Art

Artist Statement

I used the drawing app Procreate to make “Doorway to Heaven”. Using my imagination as reference, I wanted to envision a sort of “heavenly rainforest” with a door as focal point- leading to what lies behind: God and His almighty Purity, Goodness, and Light, symbolized by the strobes and orbs of pure white light near the Door.

How it fits into contest

I especially imagined Ephesians 6: 15-18, because we are entrusted to keep evil forces at bay through prayer and faith- thus the result is what lies behind the “Doorway to Heaven”: God’s ultimate gift to us of Salvation and His Love.


I used Procreate drawing software app to make “Doorway to Heaven”.

How to Purchase this Artwork

“Doorway to Heaven” is an original work that can be purchased as a giclee print.

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

I am available for direct commissions, especially abstract representations of various subjects and themes in mediums such as digital artwork, acrylics, watercolors, oils, markers, and watercolor markers.

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