Sugar Gliders And A Rose by Catherine Barolo

ARTIST NOTES: Sugar Gliders and Rose was a great painting to paint. I wanted something to reflect the sweetness of the times in the hardness of reality which is 2020. As I and my family are still in stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne I found myself looking at these gorgeous sugar gliders. They reminded me of my 4 children and how as a family we stick to gather no matter what and in this time of uncertainty we need to stop and enjoy the simple smell the roses. That is the through behind this painting. I painted it in acrylic and wanted the deep burgundy and black back ground to add depth like a family has. The redness for love and the black for the tough times, the rose for the pure and unconditional love I have for my husband and children and how the rose is keeping the sugar gliders safe and secure. I love this painting and I know who ever ends up having it come to live with them will find pleasure in it too. The canvas is 3cm deep and only needs framing if you want to. I make sure that the painting arrives beautifully wrapped and ready to hang when you receive it. This would make a wonderful gift for your self or a special someone. Just a little some thing about Sugar Gliders, they are extremely social animals. In the wild, they live in large groups called colonies. Because of their social nature, pet gliders should always be kept in pairs or small groups. Australia’s sugar gliders can fly about 165 feet. They are common tree-dwelling marsupials and are native to tropical and cool-temperate forests in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea


DIMENSIONS (Height - 76.20 cm X Width - 50.80 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
GENRE Contemporary
REGISTERED NRN # 000-39715-0162-01
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 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...


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