Most if not all of the paintings in Bianca's studio center around food and she considers this a testament of her growth, “I think food is beautiful and food is art. When I was younger I wouldn’t paint food, I would just paint whatever I felt like painting. But I think now that I respect food so much and have this, like, incredibly healthy relationship with it, I see these paintings as celebrations.” On the use of color in her minimally saturated pieces, Bianca mentioned she goes off of intuition.
“I guess, I just use my gut. I mean it sounds so out there, but when I’m painting I just look at my palette and go ‘Okay! We’re going into the red now!’ It’s kind of meditative, you know? I feel like I’m in a trance and then everything just kind of happens.”
Because she uses her modeling career to sustain her nutritional services and artwork, Bianca has the liberty of painting just because it’s creatively nourishing. “Modeling just sort of happened, but it’s actually so beautiful because it's my little contribution towards changing something that impacted me so harshly when I was younger. I see it in sort of a Robin Hood light. I obviously paint and sell my paintings, but I don’t paint to sell. I paint because it keeps me kind of centered. And If I wasn’t modeling, I wouldn’t be able to have such affordable prices in my nutrition practice.”
When she completed her health training 3 years ago, Bianca presented an idea for her final project that would eventually become a part of her practice today, a hotline
“I purchased this teeny pink old iPhone, opened up a line, put the number out, and basically said: ‘Whoever wants to call, you can call me and we can talk about nutrition.’”
Her hotline is donation-based and anyone can call for a 15 minute chat with Bianca to, as she warmly put it, “chitty-chat about food”. What we love about this initiative is that it removes any financial barrier for those who need nutritional advice the most. “At first, it started in that format so I could get practice but then I realized: oh my goodness, so many people don’t have the right facts. So I thought, who would I be to gatekeep basic health information?”
As Bianca’s site mentions, “I truly feel like my mission in life is to help anyone, like me, find what is best for them to feel good.”