Mo Bella Russo

I see paintings when I look at People. 
 
I am a performative abstract expressionist painter based in Chicago. I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, gaining my BFA in Studio Art with a Minor in Psychology. My life team includes husband Joel and 2 energetic children!
I plan on attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for my Master's degree in Art Therapy & Counseling. I am currently raising support to fund this degree: Click here: 
I will make a custom original painting in exchange for specified donation amounts (more info. found on GoFundMe page (link above)).
I believe in the symbiosis of human connection with performative art, which activates space(s) we commune in. 
My current series I am working on during the "COVID-19" pandemic is called @paintingsforheroes (click link below). In this series I make a 5x7in. original watercolor painting for a "hero" who is nominated by a friend/family member. I create a video while I am making their painting, then send/deliver the original painting to them as a gift.
 
There are doctors, nurses, teachers, aid workers, USPS workers, counselors, non-profit organizers, firefighters, college students, pre-k teachers & more represented which you can view by clicking this link below: 
 
 

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