Miss Murphy the painting had been hanging around for a year now. Last year she had two outings. The first was as an entrant in the Mantova Art Prize at the local Bellingen Agriculural Show. A couple of months later, she had a six week stint at my first solo exhibition at the local pub. […]
Author: opalpastroThe 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.
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/
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 […]