Claudia Petretti, The Three Graces, charcoal on paper, 84 x 59cm

John Kinross Scholar in 1987


How did the experience affect you as an individual?
As an Italian Scot this opportunity allowed me to live and experience life as an Italian, to get to know the country that was my father’s home and in doing so help to shape my own identity.


What was the impact on your practice?
The sunshine, the landscape, the art, architecture and Florentine culture has all impacted on my art.


What would you say the long-term impact has been on yourself and you work?
Today I consider Florence as my spiritual home, somewhere I return to again and again and always find more inspiration in all that I see there.



Claudia Petretti, San Martino Lucca, RSA Collection