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The perfect gift for Christmas.

November 8, 2016 |

What better gift could there possibly be for a pet lover other than a unique portrait of their best friend? I have gift vouchers available right now, ready for Christmas. Simply contact me here to organise it and I’ll get one out to you. Don’t delay, Christmas is closer than you realise!  

Art class update.

July 15, 2016 |

I just wanted to give you all an update on my art class that has been running on Tuesday afternoons since April, and to show off some of the works in progress. I currently have 6 in the class all working on different projects. Some are painting, others drawing with pastels and I have one gentleman…

Art classes with Carmelina Louise in the Macarthur Region

April 20, 2016 |

Carmelina is now taking art classes every Tuesday afternoon from 5:30pm to 7:30pm commencing April 26th. You can learn: Drawing – fundamentals, sketching, pastel prints. Painting – acrylic, oils (water soluble oil paints). Airbrushing – tuition available upon request. The classes are suitable for ages 12 through to adults and help with HSC major work…

A short update

March 28, 2016 |

Here is just a short update and a little collection of my latest work. I’ve been busy preparing artworks for quirkyhappy.com. Be sure to check out their creative range of works for sale from their online shop including plush cushions, wall art, coasters, pendants and much more. I’m progressing with a bird range at the…

Pet Portrait Price Guide

January 13, 2016 |

One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from pet owners is “how much does it cost to have a pet portrait done?“. It can be a little hard to say exactly as every one is unique but I’ve put together this Pet Portrait Price Guide to give you a realistic indication of what…

Animal Watercolour Prints Now Available

December 28, 2015 |

Exciting news! I now have a range of archival digital prints of my original watercolour paintings for sale. All digital prints are matted with an ivory white matt, have a foam backing board and are plastic sealed. The print, including matt, measures 15 inches by 19.5 inches. Each print is printed with Epson Ultra Chrome…

Jock the Pug, Buddy the Cat

December 2, 2015 |

I wanted to share a couple of my testimonials with you. While the testimonials are always complimentary about my artwork sometimes the story behind them can be a little sad. Meet Jock the Pug for example – my latest pet portrait. Looking at the photograph of him, I wanted to create something fun and unique…

5 tips for a successful pet portrait – getting the perfect photo to work from

November 3, 2015 |

I often get asked by my customers, “how can I take a photo that is clear enough for you to create my pet’s portrait from?” To help me to create the perfect pet portrait for you, I will need one or more photographs to reference. Photos are key to a pet portrait, the better quality…

Airbrush technique video

October 20, 2015 |

Here’s a short video snippet that shows me using an airbrush technique where I use a bristle brush to add some details to the little feathers of this lorikeet.

What is the right medium for my portrait or artwork?

October 17, 2015 |

Choosing the right medium, or material, for your portrait artwork is vitally important. I specialise in pastel, paint or the airbrush and all three can create very different atmospheres & moods within an artwork. Here is a brief guide for you to gauge what medium you would like me to create your artwork in. Airbrush:…


A portrait is a unique gift that will be treasured for a lifetime! Carmelina specialises in hand painted pet portraits of cats, dogs, horses or other from your favourite photograph in pastel, pencil, airbrush or oil on canvas. A custom pet portrait will be created based on the photos you supply to her.

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Carmelina has a Bachelor of Art Education and specialises in teaching Fine Art in the areas of painting, drawing, airbrushing and mixed media. She is passionate about nurturing and inspiring creativity in the individual and has facilitated sessions to groups including seniors, youth, CALD and stroke recovery.

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Thinking of a personalized artwork? Carmelina happily accepts commissions and is happy to paint, draw or airbrush any subject you may like to bring her be it a portrait, a landscape, or an abstract piece. She enjoys working from photographs to be able to capture her subject matter, and to furthermore bring the essence of her subject to life.

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Carmelina Teaching

Photograph by John Humphreys

"I am a specialised drawer, painter and airbrush artist. I enjoy capturing a realistic interpretation of all subject matter, particularly people and animals. As a trained teacher I enjoy instructing and inspiring those wanting to learn more about drawing and painting techniques and practices. I have extensive experience in working with a range of community groups and individuals of varied ages and backgrounds. I have coordinated a variety of public art projects and community-based art programs, as well as managing my own creative practices and custom artistry."
Carmelina Louise.

What my Customers have to say.


"Carmelina has completed several commissions for me and I have been extremely happy and pleased with each piece. Her amazing talent is only outshone by her lovely nature, and she is more than willing to give advice on. Her artwork is truly special with each piece much admired by my family and friends."

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"After initially contacting Carmelina over two years ago to create a piece of art for my wedding, I have since asked her to create more and more works for me throughout the years. At this stage, she is working on my 6th piece of artwork. This is simply because Carmelina has been an absolute dream."

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"A group of my friends had organised with Carmelina to paint a picture of my beautiful dog Shay. Carm only had access to facebook photos of Shay and although these photos were small and lacked specific detail, the painting she produced was exactly the opposite! The stunning painting is so accurate and life-like"

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