|Artist Name:||IVANA PINAFFO|
|Usual Style:||Contemporary Realist|
Ivana was born in 1952 in Libya, North Africa and in 1970 migrated to Australia with her parents. Prior to their move they lived in Malta where Ivana studied English. These three countries have collided to represent her unique talent on canvas.
Ivana’s motivations are influenced by her youth, living on the shores of the Mediterranean and the many journeys to Italy, Malta and around Australia.
Ivana’s developed a love of drawing and painting as a child. Her pocket money was spent on art material and the encouragement received by her family was great. In 1992, she decided to take up folk art lessons and the many hours spent practicing the brush strokes have paid off. Recognising that you never stop learning, she still to this day continues to take lessons and attends workshops to broaden her artistic knowledge.
By using bright colours, broad brush strokes and thickened textures Ivana explores the canvas. She uses basic primary colours to create 3D imagery that pushes the opportunity of textures to its boundaries.
Ivana expresses her emotions, thoughts and feelings through her paintings.
Working mainly in acrylics, she also uses oils, mixed media and pastels.
Painting for Ivana is an ongoing journey of self-discovery and testing boundaries. Once the desired effect is achieved, the viewer is invited to explore and experience a labour of love and dedication.
Ivana has exhibited at numerous art shows and has received many awards. Art is part of her being and her soul. She hopes you and she will enjoy it for many more years to come.
Epiphany Anglican church art exhibitions 2002 to 2011.
Rotary Club Altona Art Exhibitions – Williamstown.
Beta Sigma Phi Rotary Club – Werribee.
Bacchus Marsh Rotary Club – Bacchus Marsh.
Toyota Community Spirit Gallery – Port Melbourne.
Chivards Gallery – Geelong.
Qenos Art exhibition - Altona.
Portarlington Gallery – Portarlington.
The Chirnside Restaurant – Werribee.
Louis Joel Gallery – Altona.
Coastal Waters Competition.
Camberwell Art Exhibitions - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015.
Art in Public Places – Williamstown - 2007, 2008, 2010.
Wyndham council exhibition- city country coast 2011.
Mercy Hospital Art Exhibition – Werribee 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
Hobsons Bay Art Show - 2012, 2014.
Bayside Art Show - 2012.
Little treasures exhibition - Bologna Italy 2013.
Mornington art Exhibition – 2014.
Mount View art Show -2014.
Werribee Rotary art Show 2014.
Apex Club of Ballarat art show -2014.
Mount View art Show 2015.
Werribee Rotary Club 2015.
“Lasting impressions” - Louis Joel Gallery Altona 2008-2009-2010-2012-2014.
CAGE – solo exhibition – South Kingsville.
Point Cook Community Centre (Point Cook) 2015.
Nelson Place Gallery Williamstown 2015.
Clayfire Gallery Daylesford 2015-2019
Old Post Office Gallery Seymour, 2015-2018
The Empress and Wolf Daylesford 2016-2018
Without Pier gallery Cheltenham Vic. 2019-2020
Awards & Achievements Include:
2002 Epiphany Anglican Church Art Exhibition - 1st Prize best oil.
2003 Epiphany Anglican Church Art Exhibition - 1st Prize best oil.
2004 Epiphany Anglican Church Art Exhibition - Highly Commended Oil.
2006 The Australian Artist Magazine - September issue – Finalist in Still Life.
2007 Qenos Art Exhibition - 1st Prize mixed Media.
2009 Qenos Art Exhibition - Highly Commended Acrylic.
2009 Qenos Art Exhibition - 1st Prize Oil/Acrylic.
2015 Royal Melbourne Show - Commended.
2010 Beta Sigma Phi Art exhibition – Best painting depicting the spirit of Wyndham.
2011 Qenos Art Exhibition - 2nd Prize Pastel/drawing.
2011 City Country Coast – Wyndham council - Award / Postcard.
2011 Epiphany Anglican Church Art exhibition - Highly Commended Acrylic.
2011 Epiphany Anglican Church Art Exhibition – encouragement award - w/c.
2012 Hobsons Bay arts Society-Members exhibition Altona Mayor’s Choice Award.
2012 Werribee Hospital Art Exhibition- First Prize Oil/acrylic.
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