Born and raised in Tasmania, Australia, Adoni Astrinakis fell serendipitously into a professional career in fine art. His self-taught works began as a pastime, but his passion soon escalated into a full-time practice as he began to receive increasing demand and acclaim. 

A finalist in both The Shirley Hannah National Portraiture Prize and The Lester Prize for Portraiture, his work has been described as a powerful expression of simplicity, high impact, and intersecting with both classical aesthetics and modern sophistication.

Working in realist expressionism, Adoni uses a freehand approach to his practice, avoiding all use of projectors and other technological aids. The resulting portraiture is a deeply personal interpretation of subject, composition and scale.

With a focus on visual presence, Adoni’s work commands the canvas, breathing palpable life into the subject.

Finding a way to make the intangible feel tangible, the power of one’s presence is the central focus of Adoni’s work and he seeks to harness that voice, enabling the spirit of the subject to resonate from the canvas and echo in the imagination of the viewer.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Adoni practices from his South Yarra studio.

Adoni is represented in New York and his works are distributed internationally to all corners of the globe.