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Hello! :D
My name is Aelia Petro. I am somewhat of an artistic mixed bag. I dabble in many different types of art, ranging from pencil-and-paper drawing, to digital painting, and sculpting. I do a lot of animal portrait work (including digitally painted pet portraits, as well as detailed portraits of specific whales and dolphins). Lately I have branched into creating custom jewellery which is largely marine mammal related.

A Little Bit About Me
I grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, and recently graduated University after a five year program with a double major in History and Education (I’m qualified to teach History and English at the High School level). I’ve been working as a Graphic Artist for several years, and am currently employed as an artist at Marineland Canada (designing hats, t-shirts, etc)…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 20
  • Joined November 9, 2011

Favorite materials

Polymer Clay, Sculpey, Acrylic Paint, Graphics Tablet, Pencil

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About

Hello! :D
My name is Aelia Petro. I am somewhat of an artistic mixed bag. I dabble in many different types of art, ranging from pencil-and-paper drawing, to digital painting, and sculpting. I do a lot of animal portrait work (including digitally painted pet portraits, as well as detailed portraits of specific whales and dolphins). Lately I have branched into creating custom jewellery which is largely marine mammal related.

A Little Bit About Me
I grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, and recently graduated University after a five year program with a double major in History and Education (I’m qualified to teach History and English at the High School level). I’ve been working as a Graphic Artist for several years, and am currently employed as an artist at Marineland Canada (designing hats, t-shirts, etc).

How I Got Started with Marine Mammal Jewellery
I worked with beluga whales for three years, and was struck by just how individual they are. No two are alike in personality or appearance. I saw lots of fluke necklaces in gift shops, but I didn’t want a “generic” fluke, I wanted Skyla’s fluke! I began making flukes of all of my favourite whales, and started getting requests from friends for their favourites. That’s how this started for me.

About My Necklaces
I make all of my necklaces out of polymer clay. Each one is entirely hand sculpted, without the use of any molds, so no two are exactly alike! My pieces are carefully hand painted with great attention to detail. I put significant emphasis on individual likeness, I really want my necklaces to look like specific whales and dolphins.

I frequently update my Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/ArtByAelia) with new projects, and information about what I’m working on. I also run contests and promotions, so make sure to check it out!

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