Dea studied Fine Arts at Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and Florence, and Decorative Design and Color Theory at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Part of her art reflects "the artist within", while another part is influenced by her design background. Her preferred materials are acrylic paints and pastels on paper. Dea's works have been printed on UNICEF cards, and displayed in galleries and showrooms in several countries.
She currently resides in the Los Angeles area while keeping close contact in New York and Italy.