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How to bring the heat with artist Annalisa Ferraris

Champagne on the beach and a soundtrack by Elvis. Artist Annalisa Ferraris – known for her depictions of abandoned pools and life-lusting hedonism – tells us of the summers she’ll never forget.

I’ll never forget the summer …
I had recently got my license and turned 18. My friends and I borrowed my brother’s car and took to highways headed for Byron. We slept on beaches, ate macadamias stolen from roadside farms and drank champagne for breakfast.

My warm-weather drink of choice is …
A Cynar spritz.

The best pick-up line that’s been used on me is …
“Hey could you help me, I’ve lost my number – do you think I could borrow yours?” It was both confusing and impressive.

My ultimate summer playlist includes …
The Strokes, Elvis, the Kills and my buddy Jack River.