* This  oil painting was created with the help of a photo reference kindly provided by Navan wildlife photographer Paul Hayes  


 Originally from Sardinia, Daniela Garau is an Italian artist based in Co. Meath, Ireland and a member of Visual Artists Ireland since 2022.

Daniela began producing paintings and drawings from a very early age, family members and school teachers always supported and encouraged her, with requests to keep some works for themselves with her permission.

Although University took her on a different path she always made time for painting, with commissioned fresco for local Italian retailers and portraits.

Before moving to Ireland, Daniela completed a degree in Environmental Engineering. While in university her interest for the environment and wildlife has developed significantly and she has begun incorporating sustainability in every aspect of her lifestyle. This is also reflected in her choice of natural subjects, from landscapes to wildlife including still life and portraits.

In 2008 when Daniela moved to Ireland, she began a successful career in Customer Services and Finance until 2019 when she decided to fully embrace her true calling and established herself as a full time artist.

Influenced by the style of the Italian old masters, Daniela produces highly detailed paintings, by closely observing her subjects and painting them in her realistic style. Her aim is to positively impact the viewer by bringing attention to the importance of our environment and wildlife, creating a work that can express the harmony and beauty of Nature.

Daniela has recently developed an addition to her style as she delved into the world of abstract painting, adding it to her existing portfolio.
This new style has not only sparked her artistic motivation but also provided a platform for cultivating her imaginative side