Recently, Melbourne based artist Claudio Mantuano used his artistic talent to help a really great cause – cancer research.
He said he had started creating visual art from a very early age, choosing to practice mainly within the disciplines of painting and sculpture.
Upon giving up his 9-5 job for a life of pure creativity, he found his niche as a freelance artist in Melbourne – a city he says has “much talent and artistic freedom”.
Whether he was being involved in solo or group shows, painting canvases for private collectors, creating large scale murals for big and small clients Claudio said he was “happy to be doing what he loves within the city he loves.’’
But he confessed he had recently felt his artistic endeavors made him feel self-centered.
He sought to rectify this by holding a solo art exhibition at Kingston Art Gallery in Victoria called “About Face’’. 50% of the proceeds were donated to ACRF from Claudio’s unique collection of paintings, photos and sculpture.
Claudio said “many friends of mine have been affected by cancer and I thought this is a way for me to use my art to do some good.”
The team at ACRF thanks Claudio very much for his wonderful support, and also for sharing his beautiful artwork with us.
We look forward to seeing more of your stunning work in the future Claudio!