Born on 24 December 1961 in Verona, due to a polio vaccination Natalina Marcantoni became ill at the age of eleven months. The paralysis affected both lower limbs and, therefore, confined her to a wheelchair. From that moment on until the age of 18, she spent her life in various institutions. She attended compulsory school and a 3-year course for ceramic painting. Afterwards, she began to paint ceramics, which became her passion. She displayed her works of art at various exhibitions. The association became aware of Natalina Marcantoni through a newspaper interview. She was contacted and from that moment on she began to paint pictures. In 1989 she received a stipend from the VDMFK.