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…..
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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
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I’m back on Blogging board for 2016!

Hi everyone! I decided to make a comeback to this blog. More so I can keep in touch with those further away from other sites like facebook and the newsletter! And because it’s important to journal my art progresses and keep everyone in the know with my arts.

Since I shut off from this blog, I have gone onto do exceptionally well in a short time,  the star of 2015 being my exhibitions overseas in Venice and Paris! This has in turn yielded some further international opportunities set for 2016. A very exciting time ahead.

2014 we remember me restarting my works on the Volky series and they have been popular around most of the world. While I have created more Volky works as an ongoing project and as a visual storyteller, I have developed other collections in my arts career, one of them being a star favourite – the Blue Ghost series! I had a kickstarter for this collection’s beginnings to create more artworks for an exhibition in Melbourne and develop an art book – the first of many. Blue Ghosts in Melbourne for March 2015 turned out to be a great success with nearly all artworks sold! Artworks from the Blue Ghosts collection were exhibited in the Venice Biennale 2015 in November at the Luca Curci Gallery in Ca’ Zanardi and they were well received during the exhibition. Smaller artworks from the various collections were exhibited in Paris, having been selected to show in a juried art exhibition called ‘A Single Grain of Rice 2015′ at Galerie Metanoia.

Since the Port Noarlunga exhibition, a council in an Adelaide inner-city suburb Thebarton, has commissioned me to create 12 pieces for their headquarters as part of preserving the historical area that holds a story about the first settlers of Adelaide and the old houses’ testament to that! It was a honour to take this commission for the council and to create a striking series of artworks of various buildings and houses of the area that retell the history.

Photos of the Venice exhibition and various photos of the latest artworks are shown below as well as a link to my website to view more of my works.

In May 2016, I am having a solo exhibition in Melbourne at the Gasworks starting from 17th May until 9th June. The theme will be Wait of World – about the changes that have happened over the last century and current changes happening and all will be in large format watercolour on watercolour paper. The opening night will be on 17th May at 6 pm and then dinner, all at the Gasworks in Albert Park!

Last but not least, my artworks have made their way onto clothes and various products including homewares, which are to be released officially in early 2016 for sale!

My website link is www.chelledestefano.com

The Exhibition in Venice

Some from the Blue Ghosts Collection

The Blue Ghost book cover – book to be released in March 2016

Some of the Thebarton collection works – a couple of the houses and one of the Wheatsheaf Hotel (blue building) and the Queen of Angels Church

And finally more of the Volky works!

And then a sneak preview into the upcoming Europe 2015 collection… along with a colouring book I will be releasing in mid 2016. And yes there will be a Volky arts dedicated colouring book after the first one 😉

Tarot cards are now online for sale

Upon the successful finishing of the Kickstarter campaign for the tarot cards designed by 80 different artists including the wild card and fate cards – my card is the Five of Cups, and you can buy a deck at this link by clicking on the image badge below……. and you can have the option to buy three decks for a slightly discounted price or just one deck to enjoy! 🙂

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Rainbow Abstract artworks on show at Adelaide Convention Centre!

From 5th August which is the opening night, to 24th August, my rainbow abstracts will be on show at the Adelaide Convention Centre! Exciting! Come and see them and join us on the opening night on 5th August at 6 pm, wine served for free courtesty of sponsors Penley Wines and Q Daltem Wines. Come and see a big splash of bright colours to inspire your mind and eyes and mingle with others including the artist Chelle. If there is any that you like but is not available, I’m taking commissions on request so contact me.

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RAW Artists Pop Up show!

My artwork will be part of a pop up art show called Communique on 25th July and starts at 8 pm. The pop up show will consist of many different artists – performers, musicians, visual artists like myself showcasing our artworks, hairdressers, models, make up artists and many others! It will be held at the Producers Hotel on Grenfell Street, Adelaide. To purchase a ticket under my artist name go to this link RAW Artist – Chelle Destefano – Purchase Ticket

The tickets are $15 each and supports the artist. Come and spend the night among us, enjoy a dinner and drinks with us at the hotel and dance to great music!

I will be showcasing a number of different artworks I have created this past year, including watercolour works, ink and wash works and acrylic paintings!

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Tarot Card and the deck are ready launched!

The art collaboration of creating a tarot card deck I have been a part of for the last 5 months has finally launched! 78 artists from all over the world designed a card each, and mine was Five of Cups and now the deck is complete, and the team managing the project have put it on kickstarter, an artist crowdfunding platform and this is where people can buy a deck of the cards plus other rewards! You can see the deck and purchase a set at this link on kickstarter (click on the image below)
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A preview of my card is below and features Donna who kindly agreed to be the model for this card
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Port Noarlunga the coastal town inspires….

I recently held a solo art exhibition at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre on the town Port Noarlunga where I have resided in and near for the last 15 years since moving from Melbourne. The exhibition was a success and 9 out of 20 artworks were sold. People enjoyed the images I illustrated of shop fronts along the town’s street and a couple of people from interstate came to the exhibition during it’s month there and bought the artworks which was a thrill for me! I love seeing my artworks travel around the country and even abroad! Thank you to all who visited and viewed and those who bought my artworks 🙂

The images that sold are posted in this post. You can see more of my Port Noarlunga illustrations at this link on my website: http://www.chelledestefano.com/adelaide-collection.html

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