John Costella was born in London and is a third generation Italian who has painted in watercolours, oils and acrylics for many years, and now brings together his artistic skills with his passion for writing.
As an author John enjoys combining pen & ink watercolour sketches to enhance each manuscript, as he believes that one picture can speak a thousand words. This helps to keep his manuscripts under 500 pages!
John spends a great deal of his creative time in both Venice and London, researching material for new writing projects and studio assignments. He is currently researching a new book which will focus on the Thames Path in London, this will take the reader (and walker) along both the Northbank and Southbank between Battersea Bridge and Tower Bridge. Like Venice London also offers a great deal of history and beauty.
Conservation, restoration and maintenance of the treasures of Venice are always on John's mind and he fully understands just how mammoth the task is. He would dearly love to work with art restorers but understands his limitations, having said that, he is continually looking for ideas which contribute in some way. One particular body is the Venice in Peril Fund which he continually promotes.