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About Traditional Art / Professional Senior Member Pia RavenariFemale/Australia Group :iconliving-earth: Living-Earth
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Serene Polar Bear :iconravenari:Ravenari 158 11 Tui as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 213 25 Gillaroo (Trout) :iconravenari:Ravenari 60 4 Yellowhammer - Emberiza citrinella :iconravenari:Ravenari 87 17 A Corvid's Growth :iconravenari:Ravenari 203 28 Barred Owl as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 92 15 Roe Deer as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 100 10 Great Skua as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 72 12 Common Dormouse as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 130 24 Wild Boar as Totem II :iconravenari:Ravenari 27 6 Grey Seal as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 46 9 Atlantic Puffin as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 73 12 Bilberry Goat as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 119 20 Striped Skunk as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 104 14 Kissing Snails :iconravenari:Ravenari 23 3 More Home Than One :iconravenari:Ravenari 15 5

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Tui as Totem
'Have you ever wished to understand the secrets of synchronicity? How serendipity happens in this world of ours? When people shake their heads at the universe and say, 'timing!' I am a singer of these true connections between us all. Let's follow the threads together to the loved ones, the pathways, the landscapes that sing to us best.'



Watercolour pencil / pencil / ink / metallic and iridescent acrylic -> Crescent cold-pressed illustration board -> 18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in).
Things have been pretty exciting though, lately.

Firstly, I've been writing a great deal. However, that work is happening under another name, and so that's basically like my secret double life that's been happening in the background.

I'm not really taking personal commissions still. HOWEVER, I am considering commercial commissions on a case by case basis, especially book covers and book illustrations.

I recently was nominated for a Tin Duck award for Best WA Professional Artwork for the cover of Prickle Moon by the wonderful Juliet Marillier. And I've been nominated for a DITMAR award for best artwork in the Australian SF Awards again for the cover of Prickle Moon. I don't expect to win, I am up against the most tremendous company and honestly, the nomination alone has blown me away.

I've also been fortunate enough to win a Tin Duck for Best WA Professional Short Work for a short story I wrote in the Dreaming of Djinn anthology by Ticonderoga Publications, called 'Street Dancer.'

I've also been shockingly ill over the past year. Some of that is only just starting to ease up, but in order to protect my health, I'll never be able to produce such a high quantity of artwork as I used to ever again, and I'll need to be very astute with my commitments. This has actually been okay. I've produced hundreds of pieces of artwork, honoured the energy of hundreds of animals, and I'm finding this transition not as painful as I thought it would be.

This year has been kind of a fallow year. From a marketing perspective, dropping off the face of the planet after executing a book cover for a fantastic author, and starting to make contacts in the writing world was kind of stupid; but I've not really had much of a choice. The creative world is still out there and I haven't left it, I'm just...working in it a bit differently to how I used to. Then again, with the amount of physical and mental illnesses I have, balancing my medical costs with living on a Disability Pension (because alas the discounts don't cover the kind of dental care I need due to my Sjogren's Syndrome) - it's a miracle I'm actually able to do anything much at all.

So you may see a little more of me, but possibly not a great deal more of me. Life does what life does, and I find my way through it. I'm a snail in a very big garden, and there are a lot of other showier animals out there, but that's okay; I've always loved the simple things - the rain, green things, reading, hibernating in forests - and I am working on making a life that suits me. It's hard work, but it's worthy work.

I hope you are all keeping well!


Did you know there are even better places to keep up with what's happening with Ravenari? :)

ETSY (Originals only):…

Ravenari @ Wordpress: (I write blog posts like four times a year!)

Ravenari's Animal Guide Dictionary:
  • Listening to: too much to put down here.
  • Reading: fanfiction actually, because it's awesome
  • Watching: all the things!


Pia Ravenari
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I am a 'stay-at-home' artist with post-traumatic stress disorder with heavy dissociative characteristics thrown in. I have a distinct, and unique style which is being added to (and subtracted from) every day. I tend to express my love of the animal kingdom, or my darker themes regarding childhood and traumatic experiences in my art.

Current Residence: Perth, Western Australia
Favourite genre of music: Sadcore, Indie, Alternative
Favourite style of art: I don't know what my style is, but I like it enough to do it all the time.
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Favourite cartoon character: Howl from Howl's Moving Castle. He is sexy.
Personal Quote: if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.



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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Happy Birthday! Try everything:…

P.S. Sorry for the lateness...
WingedWolf717 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh goodness how did i keep forgetting! HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU BREATHTAKINGLY SPECTACULAR BEING!!! <3<3<3<3
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Happy birthday!
Sa-athirasWynd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Happy birthday! :cake:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday to you :hug:'sss :sing: :dance:
Kelii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art.  I find it very calming.
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. <3
Hiatro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery!
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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