Meet Your Art Teachers Stella & Mathew

Hello! Its so nice to meet you, we’re Stella & Mathew

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Please take some time to learn about us and our Art Workshops, accompanied by live music 

At The Painted Photograph, our mission is to introduce an alternate, exciting experience to traditional art classes and workshops.  Each class is lead by Toronto Artist Stella Pagani and accompanied by Toronto musician Mathew Falvai.

Whether you visit our downtown Toronto loft for your class, or we come visit you in your home or office. Mat and Stella will surely make a memorable impression on you. Their love for creating and combining music and art has lead to many happy guests and clients.

About Stella and Mathew

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Stella and Mathew have been working together for just over a year. Meeting while working on a Cruise ship last year in the Panama Canal, they fell in love.  They decided to leave their jobs as a Fine Art Dealer (Stella), and Musician/ Singer (Mathew), to move to Toronto, living and working together in the arts. They created the Painted Photograph Art Classes because they believed that live music would add to the energy of active art making.

About Stella


  Stella is a Graduate of OCADU receiving a BFA double major in Photography and Drawing & Painting in 2010. Stella also received a certificate from George Brown College in the field of Graphic Design in 2007. Stella has participated in multiple Group and Solo shows within Canada. Stella’s pieces often revolve around her interests in personal and found objects. Their relations to memory invoke evolution of character and soul between the past and present. Often awakening feelings of nostalgia, her paintings incorporate a blurred overtone, text, photo, collage, and paint. A keen love for the objects and places that she has personally experienced and documented, help to play out a dream-like sequence of loved memories.  To view more of Stella’s art work or commission your very own piece please visit or

About Mathew 


 Mathew has played and written music for most of his life.  He has formed and led many bands, playing original music, as well as jazz, rock, country, and almost everything in between.  He most recently finished a year playing on Cruise Ships.  He sang and played guitar as the front-man for a quartet, while also performing solo shows, four times a night, seven days a week, four months at a time.  It was an amazing experience, playing to a huge variety of guests from around the world, honing his skills, while traveling the world.  He currently resides in Toronto with his girlfriend and artistic collaborator Stella Pagani, performing around the city and writing music for commercial use.


Convoy- 4 x 4 foot Mixed Media on wood panel – Stella Pagani

View more of Stella’s work

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