Passionate and expert in succulent plants, Marino Calenisi has a particular and rare collection. In 1998 he began a training course concerning botanical painting. After having been part of a national association of naturalist painters for a short period, he chose a decidedly personal path, both for the type of plants, source of inspiration, and for the execution of his works. His plates have the world of XEROFITES as their main theme and from here, after a series of reflections, in 2008 he gave an original name to his art, calling it XEROFATART. His works are made in oil on treated wood.