Chiarina Loggia

A printmaker's progress


Chiarina Loggia is a multi-award winning visual artist who is presently residing in BC, Canada, after having spent many years living abroad, mostly in Asia. Her inspiration comes from the relationships and experiences in her life. Meditations on love, loss, passion and compassion abound in Chiarina’s work. Places she has lived, especially Japan, have left their indelible mark and developed her aesthetic sensibilities.

This blog documents her creative journey and the reader is encouraged to follow along and be a part of the ride.

“My art is primarily about communication. One of the great joys of making art is making connections with other people through it, often by finding meaning in the work that is both unintended and yet surprisingly insightful. When creating art my ultimate goal is to produce works that I hope will resonate deeply with the viewer and elicit an emotional response which will encourage reflection and open dialogue and understanding between people.

I am continually attempting to push boundaries in my art, delving into subjects and ideas that take me out of my comfort zone. Self portraits are the most personal, challenging and intimidating artworks I feel I can do. Through these and other figurative studies I strive to express something universal in the personal.

A heartfelt thank you to all who find their way here. You are welcome to stay for a chat and share thoughts and ideas over a cup of tea.”

Just My Cup Of Tea, detail












43 thoughts on “About

  1. I admire everything about your intriguing background and am so glad I found YOU. Looking forward to more of your wonderful insight!!

  2. I love your message and intent and content. Communication,love, peace, and life. I say yes! I will come back and visit again. I am a master photographer and make a living creating images of nature, the sea, and families that evoke emotion. However in my blog livingwithloveandpeace I have decided to let my words create the emotional response. This is new for me as I am an artist at heart but I am really enjoying sharing love, and positive thinking with people around the world. I believe we can all make a contribution and make the world a better place.
    With Aloha, Douglas

    • Hi Douglas, thank you for the lovely comments. Love and positivity are absolutely the best things we can share and live our lives with. Aloha to you, Chia

  3. Had to stop by and press “like” ……Very nice!!


  4. dear Chiarina,

    Your blog is wonderful! I have nominated you for LIEBSTAR BLOG AWARD!

    here is the link:

    As usual there are several rules in accepting the Liebster Award– they are:
    1. Accept the award, post the picture of the Liebster Award on the top of your post and say who nominated you for the award and list their blog site.
    2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
    3. Nominate 11 other bloggers for the Liebster Award and list their blog sites.
    4. Notify the bloggers of their award.
    5.Ask the award winners 11 questions to answer when they accept their Liebster Award.
    6. Answer the questions left for you by the blogger who gave you the award.

    My Nominations of 11 other bloggers for the Liebster Award and their blog sites:
    1. Beautiful Absurdity
If you ever need a recommend to read a book, visit Sham’s beautiful blog, she reviews the books she reads, but also, she write about life and nothing more.
    2. Thestifledartist:
    If you love Art with all its glories, then you will love this blog.
    3. Mystery Tramp:
    Traveling and writing about one’s experience in different places never been better.
    4. Sarah Irving:
    Sarah’s writing about the Middle East is a must read for any one wishing to have an alternative take of the region.
    5. Lost in Translation:
    Paula’s blog is beautiful for it is use of personal Photography and Sound Recording, she also has a weekly challenge that you could participate.
    6. Kitku:
    Wonderful blog for any cinephile, review of new and classic films worth writing about.
    7. Bumba:
    Little details of life captured to utmost details, wonderful.
    8. Tersia Burger:
    Some of the most beautiful, sincere and emotional writings that I have read of recent did not come from a book, but rather from this blog.
    9. Word Wabbit:
    You discover many things hiding in this blog, explore it.
    10. Historianil:
    If you read German, then this a blog for you, if not, then use Google Translate, for it is still a blog for you.
    11. Chiarina Loggia:
    One word is enough to describe this blog: Beautiful.

    11 questions from me to respond to with your acceptance of the Liebster Award (or choose 5 of the 11):
    1. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
    2. What is your best quality and draw us a portrait of yourself in writing or a poem.
    3. Which is your favorite meal of the day…breakfast? lunch? dinner? and describe it.
    4. What do you enjoy most in life?
    5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    6. What do you “see” when you write? What is the your writing process?
    7. Why are you a blogger?
    8. What is the most important lesson you have learned in your life?
    9. What is your greatest fear and how do you work through it?
    10. If you could meet any person in the world, who would it be and why?
    11. What do you imagine life to be like after death?

    Hope you accept the award 🙂

    • Dear Karzan, Thank you so much for the award nomination and the appreciation of my blog. Unfortunately I cannot comply with all the rules for acceptance of the award, for I don’t wish to burden other bloggers with these rules to follow as it may put them off. I would be happy to write a post mentioning your blog and award offer and answering your questions if you like. Cheers and thanks.

  5. Hello Chiarina,

    I like what I see. But I’m a little in a hurry right now… (I always find interting places on the net when I’m out of time… a sort of karma maybe…) but I promise I will return here because I like what I saw. And as your blog dates back to 2009, I will bring a cup of coffee with me to go up to 2013. (Oh… and my english might sometimes be a little out of structure because I’m a french canadian… but I do my best! Bye!

  6. Oh, and I don’t drink tea!
    So, coffee it will be, ok?
    I’ll return in a day or two to take a better look to your art 🙂
    I like your mix of photos with other textures. Bye!

  7. Thanks for connecting with me I’ve enjoyed your artwork 🙂
    All the best

  8. Bonjour Chiarina,

    Beautiful, evocative vibrant art – Your photographs and artwork are stunning. There is so much to like here but l need to take my time discovering each individual jewel. Thank you.



  9. You do an amazing job. So glad I found your space 🙂

  10. Thank you for calling by on my blog – let me know what you think of The Summer Ghost. I’m really enjoying your site, particularly your prints and artwork. Did you train as an artist (Art School etc)? I’m guessing that it is something that you have discovered and developed yourself – there’s a freshness and originality to them that can so easily get lost with formal training. I look forward to more!

    • I studied painting and printmaking with various teachers but no degree in art education. Just a lot of self study and practice, finding my own way. There are definite pros and cons to art schools, and not all are the same, but I agree that an artist must find his own way and sometimes too much education can get in the way. Thank you for your appreciation of my “way”.

  11. You are wonderful artist…wish U a happy and blasting new year…cheers ……stay blessed

  12. Thank you for the cup of tea. i enjoyed and reading about you 🙂
    Hope to see you again
    May Allah bless you

  13. Hello there. You sound very interesting. I really enjoyed your ‘About’ page and description of yourself and your art. I also am a world traveler and have lived in Asia. I currently live in Brazil, but am originally from Vancouver, BC. Will be visiting there in less than two weeks.

    • Hi, thank you for the comments and likes. Always nice to meet a fellow world traveller. Where did you live in Asia? I lived in Argentina briefly but only made it to Rio’s airport sadly. Enjoy your visit home! I’m on the island myself. Cheers!

      • I lived in Hong Kong, yet during my almost year long stint there, I traveled to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and mainland China. This was in 2000. Then in 2008, my hubby, son and I lived in Jaipur, India for 3 months. Hubby was doing a frontier media course. I lived in Argentina briefly as well in Buenos Aires. Only 3 months, and it was for a course as well. Thanks for the wishes.

  14. Hi Chiarina! Thanks for finding my blog so that I could find yours! So many beautiful images — like the commenter earlier, I need to take some time and settle down with a cup of tea (not coffee) and relax into your posts. And I will — looking forward to it!

    • You’re welcome, Karen! Looking forward to connecting in person at the Co-Mix art show! Have just been writing up my own blog post on the show, will post in the am. Cheers!

      • Fantastic, I look forward to seeing your post. I won’t be in town, alas, for the opening of the show; it’s the time of my annual camping trip. But I’ll see it when I get back, and maybe we’ll meet up in the gallery sometime.

  15. Wow..loving the imagery…hauntingly beautiful

  16. Your work is awesome!!! 🙂

  17. I’m writing poetry at mine. Feel free to visit when you get the chance. 🙂

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