Paris Exhibition a great success!

Last year in September I travelled to Europe for my solo exhibitions in Paris and the UK. The Paris exhibition at Galerie Metanoia was a great success with a good turn out of people who I had not met before and who enjoyed discussing with me my artworks, their stories and why I painted those artworks.

The artworks that were most popular in the exhibition were the Babel Tower, Wall Street and Red Moon works. Their stories amplified what is happening in the world currently, with all the changes, corruption, financial war and many other issues, and along with the yearning to see peace coming. The fact that many French including the Parisians feel strongly about the world issues and living a better life without war made them attuned to the Babel Tower for its truth about corrupt governments giving global elitists higher preference over every day people and trying to play God when they should not, and the Wall Street for its obvious visual on the rich elitists taking money like reptiles attacking the financial side of the world, and Red Moon for its warning  to all that change is coming to this world.

The UK art exhibition in Bath was a fabulous opportunity coupled with meeting a group at Action On Hearing to do a talk on my art and career (and hopefully inspired many in the group!). After the talk at Action On Hearing, we headed to the place where my art would be shown at the Chapter One Pub owned by the lovely duo Michael and Emma – and it’s not just any pub but a place where everyone meets to enjoy a natter and real social gatherings. The night my artworks were opened in one of the rooms, many people turned out to see my artworks and bought a couple of my artworks.

My artworks were also due to be shown at the Australian Embassy, but this has been postponed to another time, and in late March this year my artworks will be in the London Biennale which is very exciting!

The photos of the Paris exhibition is shown below. UK ones will come later to be added.

Solo exhibition in Paris coming up!

Coming up on 23rd September is my solo exhibition in Paris. I’m just about to send my artworks off tomorrow to Paris and then I fly over from Australia to Paris in the next week. My exhibition opening night will be 23rd September, 6 pm at Galerie Metanoia. If anyone is in Paris at the time, please come into the gallery and see my exhibition, and you will meet me at the opening night as well. Check out their website here.

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The entry is Free and my artworks are for sale. Some of my artworks that will be in my exhibition are shown below to give you an idea of which artworks will be there and the type of artwork I do. There will be more of my other artworks though than below! 😉

Me and Baby Moon Self Portrait finished!

The artwork is finally finished! It has been framed beautifully by Leeza Peters and Peter Bates of Artisan Custom Framing Gallery (in 1099 South Road, Melrose Place, South Australia, Australia). A beautiful black matt with gold trimming, and a gold frame to finish it off! This artwork is off to London to be in my solo exhibition at the Australian Embassy on 25th October. The opening night will be on 25th October, 6 pm so if you are in London, come to my exhibition and see my artworks on show and meet me, the artist!

Ok further on below, click on this link see my video of the the artwork in production from start to finish (has been edited down and compressed to 5 minutes by speed!)Me and Moon_perfect1original1bMoonGlow1Smlr.jpg

Work in progress Me Holding the Moon…

In this artwork for the upcoming Blue Ghosts exhibition in London, October 2016, I’ve illustrated and begun painting. Prior to beginning the painting, I digitally coloured the sketched artwork to test colour matchings and match paint colours! The result is below….. The real painted version will be finished very soon.

About the artwork – I’m holding the moon, as a sign of love and nurturing and belief that we should all love each other and give world peace. Other symbols in the artwork mean freedom, space, humbleness (flowers on floor) and respect for ourselves and our surrounds. The mediums for the painting are gouache, acrylic, watercolour, ink, and soft pastel – all which enhance the colour and expression of the story.

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Illustration – line art
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Digital Colouring
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Painting Progress 1

Wait of the World artworks revealed

I recently had my exhibition at Gasworks Art Park, in Melbourne, Australia and it was a great success with a great turn out at the opening night that was on 17th May! I sold 3 pieces. Below are photos of the artworks and of the exhibition and the stories of each artwork.

The artwork stories below:

Winning the Featured Artist Award in a Manhattan exhibition and two articles!

I have some exciting news! I was recently the winner of the Featured Artist Award in the Healing Power of Art exhibition in Manhattan, NY and I have just been featured in an article by Renee Phillips of Manhattan International Arts, who is running the Healing Power of Art exhibition! You can see the exhibition online at this link.
To see the article she wrote on me click on this link.

Further on, a Paris art magazine, WideWalls has published an article about me and my upcoming exhibition in Paris! You can see the article at this link. To find out more about my upcoming solo exhibition in Paris at Galerie Metanoia, visit their site here. The exhibition opens on 23rd September at 6 pm!

In October on 24th, Blue Ghosts III exhibition opens at the Australian Embassy in London! This exhibition will go for two days and then it will be moved to Severndroogs Castle for a further two days from 26th to 28th October, 2016.

If you are in Europe, come and join Chelle at her exhibition openings in Paris and London.

A perfect write up in a Paris Magazine!

For my upcoming exhibition in Paris, opening 23rd September, a magazine Widewalls did a great write up about my artwork and the upcoming exhibition! See article http://www.widewalls.ch/visual-narrative-chelle-destefano-art-galerie-metanoia-paris/
The exhibition will be held at Galerie Metanoia – 56, rue Quincampoix 75004 – PARIS and the opening night on 23rd September starting at 6 pm until late.

Chelle – www.chelledestefano.com