Name:Dr. Santina Portelli
Dr Santina Portelli was born on 26 June 1948 in Ragusa and has been paralysed in all her limbs since birth. She moved with her parents to Milan at the age of six where she still lives today. She is a PhD holder in Psychology from the University of La Sapienza in Rome in 1985. She was a bright kid throughout her education life. In the following years, she learned the technique of painting with oil in masterclasses with Gianni Guidolini Santamaria. Although she still prefers this technique, she cultivates a wide artistic repertoire and is also an accomplished ceramics painter. She received her first scholarship from the Association in 1966. She became an Associate AMFPA Member in 1991 and has been a Regular Member since 2000.