Sandra Batoni was born in Florence in 1953. In 1973, she began assisting in the studio of painter Emanuele Cavalli, one of the founders of the “Roman School." She soon became his assistant at the Nude Schoolof the Fine Arts Academy in Florence, where she was later appointed as professor in 1997. In 1982, she graduated from the University of Florence with a degree in architecture.
As a young painter, Batoni sought to hone her skills in figurative realism, with a special interest for the style of twentieth-century Italian painting. After graduating in architecture, she took up the challenge of replicating the style of the Italian Masters. Color became the true protagonist of her paintings, in which she developed two main topics: the feminine figure and the traditional still life, adding in 2007 the landscape. Still lives posess vivid colours, metaphysical atmospheres and a precious pictorial execution. Feminine figures are young women or impatient to grow up teenagers, unaware and at the very same time conscious of their beauty. They stand in quiet interiors, sometimes enlightened by a warm artificial light. Landscapes are created from life drawings, later worked out following the memory and emotions map that “life” provoked.
Currently, Sandra Batoni exhibits her work in several top Italian art galleries and a relevant collection of her works is permanently stored at the Parronchi Gallery of Florence. She also exhibits in the United States.