Surf At Sunset 20 x 30 Oil on canvas $6,900
Big Sur 20 x 30 Oil on canvas $6,900
Near Canyon Lake 20 x 30 Oil on canvas $6,900
Autumn's Golden Splendor 30 x 40 Oil on canvas $12,000
Zebras In Afternoon Sun 20 x 30 Oil on canvas $6,900
Dino Paravano was born in Italy, lived in South Africa for 44 years and is now an American Citizen. His unique understanding and ability to portray animals in their natural habitats, is brilliantly expressed in both pastel and oil.
Mr. Paravano was initially educated at the Johannesburg Art School. His natural artistic talents were further enhanced by extensive study tours to Europe, England, the United States and South America. Ultimately he is mainly self-taught, having perfected his technique of using light, which is evident in all his paintings, and for which he is famous.
Traveling the world over in pursuit of subject matter, and the years spent in South Africa afforded Paravano the privilege of viewing the animals in their natural habitat in all the national and private game reserves in the region. The "heartbeat" of Africa truly made an impact on his palate and to the discerning viewer the earthy tones, which are present in all his African studies, reflect his ability in capturing the essence of the bush. Although most of his work is executed in his studio, it originates with first hand observation and sketches from the field. He now lives in Arizona, where he spends time exploring and painting the western landscape.
Mr. Paravano has had 14 one-man exhibitions in major cities in South Africa, London and New York and his work has been exhibited in more than 200 international shows in museums and galleries. Since 1985, he has participated in every one of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's Birds in Art and Wildlife in Art shows and tours. In 1993 Paravano was featured as "Master Artist" by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, a very prestigious honor.
His is also an exhibiting member of the Society of Animal Artists and the Pastel Society of America. His work can be found in museums, corporate and private collections in throughout the world.