Chiarina Loggia is an award winning visual artist who is presently a full-time resident of Victoria, BC, after having spent many years living abroad, mostly in Asia. Painter, printmaker, poet – her art is a lyrical dance of imagery and words on a voyage of discovery, destination unknown. Chiarina exhibits widely throughout the year in Victoria and around the country. Her work can also be seen at the School House Studio, where she works and teaches printmaking. Her artwork is in private collections in Canada, Japan, the USA and Europe.
My art is primarily about communication. One of the great joys of making art is making connections with other people through it, often by finding meaning in the work that is both unintended and yet surprisingly insightful. When creating art my ultimate goal is to produce works that I hope will resonate deeply with the viewer and elicit an emotional response. My inspiration comes from the relationships and experiences in my life. Meditations on love, loss, passion and compassion abound in my work. Places I have lived, especially Japan, have left their indelible mark and developed my aesthetic sensibilities.