About Us

  • I am Filomena Spagnolo. I started Studio Alessia… the art studio in 2007, After I had my second child, Alessia, who grew her angel wings at birth. At the time, I found myself a single mother of a wonderful, full of beans 6-year-old son, who has ADHD, on the weekend and any spare time we have we were doing creative or artistic things which help us cope with the situation we faced.

    I am a portrait painter and have been painting professionally since 1990 but have really been painting ever since I could hold a brush!

    I have used art as therapy to turn my life around and have found art has always been there for me and my family to fall back on. I now have another two gorgeous children William, who has Down syndrome and a daughter Ava.

    My aim was to change how children and parents perceive art. I want to show that art is not just an activity that children do, but that it has many educational benefits and helps with building the attention span of young children, not to mention the therapeutic benefits. Studio Alessia …the art studio, is based in the Macarthur area at Smeaton Grange. Our studio is a fantastic creative space that is equipped for all levels of artistic ability, from beginners to the advanced, from children as young as 5 to Adults of all abilities.