Brisbane, Queensland – August 27, 2018 – The story of Petra art is a story of art and people.
A family of four living in a small apartment with a few cats and dogs, the family of artisans have always had the desire to create a life of art.
In their late teens and early 20s, they were making portraits of the family members.
They had always been inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp and decided to create their own.
The artworks were born out of their desire to share their passion for the art with the world.
As they continued their artistic journey, they met other artists who were sharing their passion with the public.
The family has since established a reputation for their stunning work and their unique and artistic style, which has drawn praise from the international art community.
“I wanted to make something different to other artworks that we had seen before, but I wanted to do it in a way that was not so much about money,” said Petra artist, Claudia D’Amato.
“We want to be a bit different and something that people will come to love, that will have a lasting impact.”
As the family continued to work, they began to realise that they could not just sit back and be proud of what they had created.
“Art was always about the people and we wanted to create something that reflected our own identity,” said D’Amezato.
It was with that inspiration that they came up with The Life of The Party, an autobiographical book about their artworks.
The book was inspired by their own experiences, as well as the many people they had met and the work they had done.
“What makes art special is when you share the same love for the craft with people that are not just friends, they are family,” said the book’s author, Claudia.
“This book will make you feel as if you have found a new family.”
“It’s been really hard, especially being young, but we’re always striving to do better,” said Claudia.
The story in the book was told through interviews with the family and their friends, as they described the events that led to the creation of their first portrait, “My first portrait.
It’s the first time I ever painted it.”
Claudia D'”Amato said that in the early years of her career, the portraits were seen as “a bit strange”.”
It was like, ‘Well, you’re painting your own portrait!'” “
There were times that I would be asked, ‘Who painted your picture?’
It was like, ‘Well, you’re painting your own portrait!'”
The family’s work has also been shown in New York, Germany, Belgium, and many other places around the world, and was also featured in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Telegraph and The Guardian.
“It was very difficult, but it’s been very fulfilling for me to work on this book and to know that it has been embraced,” said “The Life” author.
“As a young artist I would dream about doing this.
I was always in awe of the work that these people did, but now I realise that it is so much more than that.”
A new generation of artists are following in the footsteps of the artists from the early 20th century, and the art world is seeing it with a lot of interest.
“For the first 50 years, we were very young,” said Ms D’Anato.
“[The art] had a lot more freedom to create.
Now we have to work with a certain level of control, but the artists have always been very respectful of their work.”
“What made art special was when you shared the same dream of creating, but you didn’t have the money or the time to buy an artworks,” said Carina Cianci.
“Now there are artists in every town and every city in the world.”
The book’s launch event at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday, August 28 is a free event for everyone.
A special event is being held on the day of the event, to honour the family.
The event will include artworks, a reception with guests and a gallery exhibition, where you can see some of the best art from the family’s art collection.
“The book will be available to read for free at the event,” said Cianca.
“People are really looking forward to seeing it.”
More information on the event is available on the Queensland Government website.
A copy of The Life Of The Party can be viewed online at: www.thelifeoftheparty.com.au or at the bookshop in the Brisbane CBD.
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting Queensland artists through their work and is proud to support the Queensland Art and Crafts Industry Association (QACIA), which has worked with the Queensland government to