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Fiona Curren Lanzino was born in Bermuda and moved to the UK when she was almost three. Six months in Scotland (where her parents are from) was cold enough so they moved to Guernsey in the Channel Islands where she started prep school at Melrose, Ladies College. Seven years later they moved back to the UK, to Hayes, Kent, ten miles south of London where Fiona attended Baston Independent School for Girls.

By the time she came to taking ‘'O' and ‘'A' levels, Fiona was lucky to have a fantastic teacher, Mrs. Swanston, who let her experiment in all forms of design, as well as traditional mediums. By then she was very into photography, airbrushing and graphic design, along with watercolour and ink drawings. One highlight was winning a European Schools & Colleges art competition (1985) in which the prize was inter-railing around Europe for a month. She also won two first places in the Independent Schools Art Competition (1985).

Having fininshed sixth form at Baston, Fiona knew she wanted to go to art college to study graphic design and was accepted onto a two year diploma course at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. Completing that she was accepted for a higher diploma course at Berkshire College of Art and Design.

Straight from college Fiona worked for five years at Milagro Design in Oxfordshire, gaining valuable experience in all aspects of design including exhibition and promotional design, before going freelance with Mac Recruitment agency. Some of her placements included Nomadic Display, Electronic Arts, Texas Instruments and Clarke Hooper Communications Limited. Having worked in the UK and Europe Fiona moved back to Bermuda in 1996 as senior graphic designer for Harris & Mitchell. The past six years she has been senior graphic designer for AAC Saatchi & Saatchi, working on both local and overseas accounts in retail and corporate design. The range of work is vast - anything that needs designing; from logos to annual reports, special invites and handmade promotional material.

While in Bermuda, Fiona progressed into digital photography and computer generated artwork and regularly exhibited and sold work at the Bermuda Society of Arts since 1998. November 2004, saw the opening of her First Solo Show in the Edinburgh Gallery, Bermuda, which was a great success, selling over 30 pictures. She has also been part of 2 group shows, Six in the City, in 2003 and 2004, which featured work from 6 female artists.

Fiona was awarded two honourable mentions in the 2005 Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo annual photography competition for her photographs Paradiso Glow and 5 O'clock Shadow. Preview magazine, Bermuda used her picture ‘Here Lizard, Lizard’ as their front cover image in the February 2006 issue. In 2003 she won a local art competition with the prize of a Xerox colour printer. Also that year she won the annual Bermuda End to End t-shirt design competition.

During 2004 and 2005, she was selling her photographs and artwork at Harbour Nights (a weekly street event from May to October in Hamilton), various images of different sizes in clip frames placed on torn paper for effect. In 2004 a local reinsurance company bought a set of 3 of her large digital images for their board room and she has had several other commissions for her Bermuda photos and artwork.

In 1997, whilst working at Harris & Mitchell, Fiona designed a set of postage stamps for Bermuda using computer generated artwork - the subject being the Bermuda Botanical Gardens marking their 100 years anniversary.

Fiona also enjoys designing handmade wedding stationery and invites and has done some commission work on these.

I like to share my art and hope you will enjoy what you see.
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