Francesca Strino's powerful paintings reflect the influence of her father, Maestro Strino. She graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli with specialisation in sculpture and portraiture. Her potential as an artist was soon recognised and she was invited to submit her work for an exhibition held in 2002 celebrating the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli. There is virtuosity in Francesca's painting that should be admired in such a young artist. The unflinching gaze of an exhausted ballerina after a long performance and the ruffles of her tutu are painted with apparent ease. Manipulation of delicate brushstroke and a complex use of tone and chiaroscuro in Francesca's painting excite the eye and stir the soul. From the Neapolitan school of art Francesca is an amazing up and coming artist with relatively little experience exhibiting her work although she has followed her father for many years attending his exhibitions in the USA, Saudi and the UK. The Accademia of art in Naples is one of the most established art schools in Italy and has produced many fine artists over the years. The school however still sends some pupils who want to learn older techniques to Francesca's father Giovanni.