Author: opalpastro

The things I love the most come together in my artwork to create pieces that celebrate joy, quirkiness and beauty. I grew up in semi-rural Victoria, with big cumulous skies and lovely natural bushland. I was blessed to have many family pets and animals in our household. I loved them all, particularly the dogs and horses. They brought me friendship, humour and honesty. Art was my other childhood delight. I was seen as the arty one in my family and fully supported by my parents to pursue my creative interests. I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Monash University Gippsland Campus and thrived on the community of art school. Going into my studio everyday was a delight, but at the completion, I found myself lost and ill- equipped to pursue my art professionally. Life moved on and I fell in love with many other creative expressions which satisfied me at the time and fit better with the business of raising a family. Finally, after a long hibernation, my love for painting re-emerged. In my animal paintings, I enjoy capturing a moment or a gesture which reflects communication between the subject and its human audience. In all my paintings, I look for compositions that bring colour, beauty and a little bit playful. In my commission pieces, I aim to capture his unique personality and physical likeness in my paintings. When your portrait is hanging on your wall, I want you to recognise your special friend through his expression, the twinkle in his eye, or maybe his unique smile.
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Rex

This is “REX”
Rex enjoys going down to the river for a quick cool off on hot summer afternoons.
Rex loves the shake off the best though….
See Rex’s painting at my exhibit at  https://dogloversshow.com.au/melbourne/

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New Beginings

News Update For those peeps who live in Melbourne, you are so lucky because on the first weekend of  May 2018 the https://dogloversshow.com.au/melbourne/ (The Doglovers show) will be on. I’m so excited because I have been invited to exhibit my doggie paintings and be a part of some amazing doggie magic. In fact, because of this […]

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