After the flowers, Nicoletta soon discovered the charm of animals as pictorial subjects. With inspiration abound she created works that portray dogs, cats, donkeys, parrots, cows, and horses. Utilizing her acrylic technique the details appear with an expressive and original cut. On a background lit by vibrant colors, an almost unreal “human” look to the painted animals emerge. Figures assume an identity, the sad dog, the angry hen, and the fly ready to take another flight. "Portraits of Animals" is a series that has gained much popularity among the public in Italy. The depicted protagonists are striking in their authenticity, their flirtatiousness, and whimsey. Nicoletta's honest and direct approach highlight the expressiveness of each character; more than just her stylistic virtuosity but with her unique originality which is very unconvential as seen in classic portraits.