Marilena Badaracchi (born Maria Maddalena) was born in S.Piero in Campo on the Island of Elba where she lives and works.

From a very young age she has always cultivated a passion for painting and art in general. He began a personal journey dedicating himself mainly to oil painting but also experimenting with the processing of clay that mixes with other natural elements such as pieces of rocks, sands, glass.

In the scraps of time or during travel he also loves to devote himself to photography;

He has attended artistic seminars of various levels but much influence on the style currently achieved is also derived from the passion for travel; the places and cultures visited have stimulated research, pictorial imagination.

He loves to express himself with sunny colors, bright but not aggressive, colors that revive nature seen in full light and that transmit sensations of tranquility and relaxation.

In May 2006 she was ranked among the finalists of the National Competition entitled "Mastro Ave" organized by the Art Gallery "Il Sorpasso" - Province of Genoa.

He has participated in various group and solo exhibitions, which have been very successful.

Among these are some of them:

August 2003 – Espressioni libere– Marciana Marina – Elba Island

May 2004 – Anime in movimento – Portoferraio – Elba Island

April 2005 – Terre, fiori, colori in libere fantasie  – Portoferraio – Elba Island

August 2005 – Emozioni dello Sguardo – Marina di Campo – Elba Island

May 2006 – Portoferraio – Sala T. Signorini – Elba Island

July 2006 – Sole e Luna: tratti di donne - Portoferraio – Elba Island

July 2006 – She participated in an exhibition in Saint Paul De Vence – Côte d'Azur – (France) where he received the "Le Hameau de L'Art D'or" award, an award given to artists who stood out during the year for their work.

September – October 2006 – Exhibition Art Gallery "Le Hameau" in Saint Paul De Vence – French Riviera

December 2006 – Exhibition in Paris – Rue Boissonade, 36 Montparnasse.

April / May 2007 – Exhibition in Prague at Hotel Leonardo.

June 2007 – Exhibition at the Club of Artists of Foggia

June 2007 – Exhibition in Turin at the Gallery "La Telaccia" and then two exhibitions respectively in Montecarlo -Principality of Monaco and Sanremo. Of this exhibition there is a quote in the periodical ARTE of September 2007.

July / August 2008 – Exhibition "Land of Granite" and Central Bar – Elba Island

September 2008 – Exhibition at the "Galleria Centro Storico" Florence

July / August  2010 – Exhibition at Hotel dei Coralli – Elba Island

July / August   2010 – Exhibition “Oltre le terre del granito…colori, relax”

July / August 2011 - Exhibition at Residence Belvedere - Portoferraio

June/ September 2011 – Exhibition at ’Hotel Dei Coralli – Isola d’Elba

June/ September 2011 – Exhibition at l’Hotel Desirée – Isola D’Elba

June /December2012 - Exhibition at  "Le Terre del Granito" store -  Marina di Campo

June/September 2013 - Exhibition at 'Hotel Sardi - Pomonte

February 2014 - Exhibition at ARTTIME Gallery - Udine

February 2014 - Exhibition at Lugano Airport

February/March 2015 - Exhibition at "il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi" a Santa Monica - California

June/October 2015 - Exhibition at "Baia del Benessere" - Cavoli