Emblems Of Tasmania by Catherine Barolo

ARTIST NOTES: I love being able to paint iconic indigenous Australian wildlife and this time I have added some flora to come up with this unique painting Ive called Emblems of Tasmania. The Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous marsupial, and the largest in the world. It was once native to mainland Australia and is now found in the wild only on the island state of Tasmania. I find not many people seem to think he’s gorgeous but I do. I have painted him with so many colors as his eyes and nose reflect the green, golds and blues of his surroundings. In the background I have painted the floral emblem of Tasmania being the Tasmanian Blue Gum and together I think they make a stunning pair. I have painted this double thick canvas with acrylic paint and have a gloss varnish for depth of color and protection to my art. I have used a 3cm thick canvas which I have extended the painting around then it is up to you weather you would like to hang it like it is or you can get it framed. He comes to you beautifully and safely wrapped and ready to hang and enjoy.


DIMENSIONS (Height - 76.20 cm X Width - 50.80 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
GENRE Animals
REGISTERED NRN # 000-39715-0161-01
COPYRIGHT © Catherine Barolo
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Artist: Catherine Barolo


     Catherine Barolo is a self taught artist living in Melbourne, Australia.  

Catherine has been drawing and painting ever since she was little.  A quiet child who would draw for hours and hours escaping life in the 1970's suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.  Her paintings and stories were full of fairies, goblins and all types of animals, flowers and mythical creatures she would make up from her fantasy world she loved and imagined until....life happened!

    Fast forward to 2021 and Catherine is happily married with 4 almost grown children and her dog Coco.  It has only been in the last couple of years since turning 50yrs young, Catherine has found time to concentrate on her art.  2020 had been an exceptional year to say the least.

      Catherine and her family traveled for their first family holiday to Europe at the end of 2019 and the start of 2020.  Seeing for the first time with her own eyes artworks of the masters in France, Italy and London, she was inspired.

         Also happening while on her trip to the other side of the world at home the Australian wildfires were the top news stories around the world.  Catherine was deeply saddened by not just the loss of human life but the millions of wildlife and fauna that was destroyed'

​  "our country was burning and millions of Australian indigenous wildlife perished..."

On Catherine's return in February 2020 she got to work and painted her first series of 6 paintings

"From the Dark there's Always a New Beginning"

By March 2020 Catherine's original paintings started selling...

​    As the world locked down due to Covid-19 Catherine started painting better than ever and her love for all wildlife is captured in each of her paintings all with their own story to tell.  Catherine either works off her own photos or she asks photographers permission to use their photos as reference.  Catherine loves to paint in acrylic the best.   Each painting is carefully thought and planned out, subject, colour and composition to tell its unique story all in as much detail as she can.

    2021 and  Catherine still waits for restrictions ease to show her work in public as No photo truly shows how amazing these painting are. But she does not stop her paintings get better with each one and her determination is starting to show as she has sold many original paintings and limited edition fine art prints this year not just nationally but Internationally too...


                                                                                                                                                     This is just the beginning...

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