Giampaolo Tomassetti was born in Terni, Italy. He has a natural penchant for drawing since his early childhood days. After studying science, his thirst for knowledge led him to discover his spirituality and started to read the Bhagavad Gita by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In 1981 he worked in Florence as an illustrator for Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) on ancient Vedic culture and aligned himself to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) movement. Over the next seven years, Tomassetti produced paintings in the neo-Renaissance style, a fundamental journey for his artistic development. From 1980 to 1987, he was a founding member of the International Vedic Art Academy, Italy. Between 2008 and 2013, for 5 years, he worked on the Mahabharata Collection, producing 25 large paintings based on the renowned Indian epic.
Tomassetti works with various media: from oils and acrylics to watercolours and pastels. He uses clay in his sculptures and ceramics. One of his great loves is painting frescoes and walls.