Blu by Catherine Barolo

ARTIST NOTES: Let me introduce you to Blu! He’s a hyacinth macaw and the first one Ive painted, but I’ve wanted to paint him for quite a while…. He was inspired from the Disney movie RIO that I watched so many times when my children were little! Blue is the main character, a hyacinth macaw and his story is one that resonates with me. As a baby he falls from his nest in the Amazon and is poached then smuggled to America where he falls off the back of a truck and a young girl finds him and takes him home. He becomes so demotivated with human life he becomes very timid and losing his spirit of being a free spirited macaw! Many years pass and Blu is made to go back to his homeland Brazil and finds himself back in the Amazon with his own kind but lacks the ability to fly and get in touch with his natural roots. With all this said, Blu does did beep and mange’s to overcome hails life’s drawbacks and rise above gaining respect love and flight…. Painting Blu has shown me anything is possible and the obstacles I face can be overcome. I have painted Blu on a 3cm thick Double thick high density weave canvas in acrylics and varnished. I have signed and dated the back and handwritten a message about this painting too.


DIMENSIONS (Height - 76.20 cm X Width - 60.90 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
GENRE Contemporary
REGISTERED NRN # 000-39715-0175-01
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 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 2022 and Catherine is happily married with 4 almost grown children and her dog Coco.  It has only been in the last two years Catherine has found time to concentrate on her art.  Catherine is a self taught artist and has exhibited her work in Melbourne and continues to sell her original paintings, prints and commissioned art through her website.  Catherine either works off her own photos or asks photographers permission to use their photos as reference.  Catherine loves to paint in acrylic and now teaching herself to paint digitally.  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.

                                                                                                                                              This is just the beginning...



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