Wildlife Watercolour Art - Handmade Watercolour Paints

Brisbane, Australia · 433 Sales


Wildlife Watercolour Art - Handmade Watercolour Paints

Brisbane, Australia 433 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
Matteo Grilli

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Matteo Grilli

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Mute Swans Pair Greeting Card
Superb Fairy Wren Square Greeting Card
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5 out of 5 stars

narellegodwin on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and true to life.

Juliette Wilson

Juliette Wilson on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I recieved this little gem a few days ago, it's just gorgeous! Matteo's art is absolutely flawless, he has a perfect eye. I bought this for my niece who collects owls & know that she will love & treasure it. I also bought an original watercolour of two kookaburras last year for my husband and this hangs proudly in our dining room, I could just stare at it all day it's so beautiful. I wish I could buy them all!

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Thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop.
I was born in Italy in 1984. I come from Porto Recanati, Marche on the central Italian east coast. I have always been deeply fascinated and attracted by animals and nature, especially birds. As every child I drew, and I didn’t stop. I spent some years of my childhood living in the country and I remember spending hours lost in a blissful solitude watching birds with my binoculars. I fell in love with watercolours and bird portraiture after a book by Marjolein Bastin and another book by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. I am a self taught water-colourist since 1995.

In 2009, life events eventually brought me to Brisbane, Australia, where my creativity started to pour out thanks to the charming Australian wildlife that lives in a very close contact with humans.

In 2012 I opened this online store featuring reproductions, original artworks and stationery products. In the same year I started a collaboration with Australian publisher Nuovo Group who turned my artworks into greeting cards and bookmarks. From 2014, a selection of my original framed watercolours are displayed in the Coastal Artisans gallery in Peregian Beach, Queensland, Australia.

In 2014 I started making my own watercolour paints, a process that I found very rewarding and satisfying. You can find more information on the process on my blog. Today, the only paints that I am using are my own handmade watercolour paints.

My ultimate wish is to pay attention to the beauty of nature and to its fleeting essence, my work is derived from my own photographs taken while birdwatching and bush-walking.

I support: Australian Bridlife, ANTaR (Australians for National Title and Reconciliation), and Birds Queensland.

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