Amy Florence Moseley was born in Homerton, east London, in 1989 and lived in Hackney until the age of 18 when she moved to Florence, Italy, in order to enhance her skills by learning a technique that stems directly from the renaissance, the sight-size method. A method with deep historical roots. Its starting point begins back in 17th century when famous artists as Titian referred to it for his art work. The results are satisfying to so many, because of the superficial accuracy and the faithful representation that provides. The ability to draw accurately is unquestionably important. This exactness is so important, that even the shoes of the artist must be consistent because of a difference in the height of the heel can throw off the accuracy of the measuring process.
“ In this way one sees a unified image to scale and proportion, and is essentially the visual impression of light and shadow seen from distance” – Amy Florence Moseley
A teaching role at the atelier was the next step for her career, which instantly happened due to her unique talent. In October 2013, Amy founded Studio Donatello providing short courses and private tuition. The first exhibition of her work took place at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Portrait Society in London, and was invited to exhibit her first solo show at the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence in November 2014. Her second solo show was at The Modern Pantry, London, in November 2015.
The artist now has a private studio in the historic centre of Florence, where she works predominantly from life under natural light.