HI I'M FELIX

Felix Cipriani was born in Italy on December , 1951, the eldest child of three boys of mid-class couple. His father was an Italian decent whom met his mother in America who was a free spirited Native American/gypsy decent. At birth, he was told by his mother that he did not open his eyes for seven weeks and rarely cried. Growing up he was mainly positively influenced by his mother to be more kind and free spirited. From the age of 7 to 10 years old, he was always seen with a pencil in his hand, drawing roman soldiers, horses and copying drawings of other artist from books given to him by his teachers.

He lived in Solitude for the last 3 years in Wsemall’s Ferry in the Villa of his dear friend David Goa, painting his lasts abstract works in peace and harmony with a beautiful view on top of a cliff top with a peaceful river flowing down below, silently enjoying creating in solitude. Felice Cipriani now lives in Sydney and attends once a week to Zen meditation and sound healing with Master Jasmin Wei.For the past decade he has been working on a series from everything he gathered and learned from the aboriginals and now currently he feels that he is ready to show the world his Zen paintings and share it with the mass majority. His paintings are described by many well known artists as transcendental, zen, psychedelic, inspirational and a visionary spiritual artist. Felice hopes to bring peace and harmony to the world with his paintings and to reach out to those that seeks out inspirations and to those that sees his painting he wishes to awaken them.

My History

At age of 10, Him and his family moved to Melbourne Australia. His mother didn’t really like it there so she went back to Italy thus getting separated from her family. However he always went back to Italy to visit his mother as often as he could. Meanwhile back in Australia he went to Faraday State School and was slapped in the face by his teacher Mr Pianta for not paying attention in class as he was always drawing pictures for his fellow classmates.

At the age of 12, he was sent to St. George Catholic School and there a teacher called Brother Robertson handed him religious pictures to copy, such as works of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Leonardo da Vinci.

At the age of 13, he attended Princess Hill High School. He failed in the art class due to daydreaming. It was hard for him to confront his father because he had high expectations of him as an artist, and asked him to show him one of his drawings, a portrait of Pie brand. To his school headmaster Mr. Ford, he was amazed by his artwork and demanded from his art teacher Mr Maarten to pass him in his art class, and later on he thanked him for giving him the courage to continue his path of being an artist, having self confidence and advising him to leave high school to get a part time job and buy some art material such as oil and go to the national gallery of Victoria and learn from masters.

At the age of 33, in Paris Lowie, Rome, London and Amsterdam he followed the Instructions of Ursula Hoff, his professor and a beloved friend, who wrote many books on art.In 1977, he was initiated by a Zen master Hamsananpa in south of France, and he’s been practicing Zen for the last 37 years.He lived in Paris for almost 20 years, attending amazing exhibitions of many great artists such as Salvador Dali and had few encounters with him, also Francs Bacon, George Matthieux, Spiridon, Apple etc. Spent most of time in the George Pompidu Centre, there he encountered the famous Fortana family and they invited him to Milano Italy and made portraits of them and they kindly described the character of their nephew Luciano and offered him a private exhibition of his paintings in their private villa and also introduced him to one of Italy’s great art critic Sgarbi, a resident in Rome and gave him the opportunity to exhibit in various galleries. In Via Marguta there he met a duted painter, Van Bourg, who invited him to Amsterdam, there he requested the Pieick museum and studied the technique of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Franz Hall.

At the age of 48, he decided to head back to Australia as a guest at Graham Palmer’s farm in Kilmore to paint in solitude for more then 6 years. There he met an Australian painter Kipert Betherq, they both decided to paint in Alice Spring for over 3 years with possum family Lionel. Michelle and Gabriella and many of her great aboriginal artists under the care of Cris, Symons and he lived in Solitude for the last 3 years in Wsemall’s Ferry in the Villa of his dear friend David Goa, painting his lasts abstract works in peace and harmony with a beautiful view on top of a cliff top with a peaceful river flowing down below, silently enjoying creating in solitude.

Felice Cipriani now lives in Sydney and attends once a week to Zen meditation and sound healing with Master Jasmin Wei.

For the past decade he has been working on a series from everything he gathered and learned from the aboriginals and now currently he feels that he is ready to show the world his Zen paintings and share it with the mass majority. His paintings are described by many well known artists as transcendental, zen, psychedelic, inspirational and a visionary spiritual artist.

Felice hopes to bring peace and harmony to the world with his paintings and to reach out to those that seeks out inspirations and to those that sees his painting he wishes to awaken them.