Gianni Notarianni United Kingdom

Gianni Notarianni’s paintings come out of a contemplative response to nature. His former life as a monk helped develop a reflective and meditative approach to the natural world; this is seen especially in his love of building up patterns of detail and forms in his landscape paintings. Many of Gianni’s paintings reflect a sense of hopeful luminosity.

Gianni obtained a BFA from the University of Brighton and later - as a monk - an MFA from the Slade School of Art in London. In 2019, after twenty years of monastic life, he decided to become a full-time artist. To help him take this new direction he went on a retreat in Canada for four months where he was inspired by the landscape outside Toronto; that pivotal experience continues to inform his work today.

Gianni has recently exhibited work in the Royal Academy in London and in Galleri Torekov, Sweden.