Gianfranco Asveri was born in Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Italy in 1948. He started painting in 1969, and thereafter art became his life’s main purpose. He lives and works surrounded by the hills of Piacenza with the company of his beloved dogs. His instinctive approach to painting produces work that is direct, powerful and expressive. He continually finds inspiration in his daily life, as he describes: “I paint what I see when I open the window of my house”.