Natalie Massone Saiph was born in Genoa in 1976, she graduated at the Languages Highschool “G. Deledda” in 1995, after her graduation in Canada at 12th Grade Digby R.H., Nova Scotia, where she studied for a year, thank to a scholarship. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa, where she obtained the diploma of laurea in Painting with 110/110+hons, in 1999. She followed a Master in Illustration at the Walt Disney Co. in Milan, with stage and professional training at the W.D.C. Studios in Burbank, L.A., U.S.A., in 2000. The same year, she gained the 1st Prize in a Painting contest reserved to disney artists. She began to exhibit in 1993in the national contests; in 1995, The National Museum of Pasta, in Rome, bought her an oil-pastel. She takes part in several events organized by the Academy of Fine Arts. In 2000, she was selected by the “ClipStrip Festival 2000” in Ferrara (dedicated to cinematography), to exhibit painted storyboards in mixed media. In 2001-2004, she collaborated and exhibited in different italian art galleries. At present, she works with several italian and foreign art galleries, publishers and feature animation producers (Belgium, Uk). Artesaiph Studio is present on different on-line art galleries and the animation database (www.aidb.com).
«When I paint, I try to follow my instinct, without betraying it: to tear the veil of the reality that surrounds me, it’s like a snapshot, a flash to capture. Hic et nunc, here and now: instinct shows me hidden emotions, it can be light, it can be hell. We are made of joy, love, sorrow, sufferings, solitude, contradictions. Looking beyond reality’s appearances, observing its internal movement».