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.

Myself and the Moon_Freedom of time
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
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 –

Chelle exhibition in Melbourne!

I am having a solo art exhibition in Melbourne at Gasworks, in Albert Park (21 Graham St, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia). The opening night is on 17th May, from 6 pm til 8 pm.

The exhibition is called Wait of the World and is about the world changes and corruption. You will have seen two of my artworks in my previous posts, these are part of the Wait of World series for the exhibition. There will be 10 artworks in my exhibition. See the invitation below for more details.

Also you can rsvp to the exhibition at the facebook event page at this link

Come and meet me and see my artworks at the opening night and purchase one of my collectable artworks!


Another artwork in progress!

I won’t give away too much info but this is for the Wait of the World exhibition that I am holding in Melbourne, with the opening night being on the 17th May, 6 pm to 8 pm, and a dinner afterwards, but the dinner starts at 7.30 pm, so it is flexible for anyone who may want to leave the exhibition at 7.30 pm and head over to The Emerald Elephant nearby.

This artwork is in progress and you can see it features a masonary lodge hall, and a horse in it… the power of overcoming barriers that happened back in the old days when masonary lodge members were banned from having meetings that they needed to go underground, and fought for openness and acceptance of the membership.

Prague Carnival artwork all finished!

The artwork is all finished!! And I’m damn proud of it! 😉 It will be in a deck of cards as well as the Wait of World solo exhibition I am having in Melbourne, opening on the night of 17th May at 5.30 pm, at the Gas Works Arts Centre gallery in Albert Park, Victoria.
Copyrighted to Chelle Destefano

Meanwhile, I have been polishing up and honing my drawing skills by doing 5 – 15 minute sketches and this is one I did…. theme of the ocean… and includes gold fish!
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Copyrighted to Chelle Destefano

A bit of Carnival Prague….

At this moment I have been working on a carnival themed Prague for a global collaboration of 80 artists that create a card each. Mine is 10 of pentacles. This year it is ‘Carnival’ theme and I would like to share the progress of my artwork with you tonight. I had started out with a grey led pencil drawing…. as seen below…..
carnival in prague 10 pentacles_Progress1SML

and below is the inking of the artwork in black pen….
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And now I have begun the watercolour process…
I’m using Koi watercolour pan paint with some tube paints by Liquitex and Windsor & Newton watercolours with a water brush pen. I will update further later
carnival in prague 10 pentacles_Progress2SML

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