Bijou D'Arpa was born and raised in Palermo, Italy. After teaching Italian to children, young adults, and adults for 30 years, she chose to explore her artistic point of view. She first fell in love with embedding dried flowers and grasses in resin. Next, she investigated acrylic paint pouring techniques to create abstract fluid art. But it wasn't until she combined the brilliance and vibrancy of alcohol inks with resin that she fell in love with creating one-of-a-kind, original collages finished with resin to give the pieces a deep, glass-like finish.