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Salvador Flores Loreto is a Spanish gypsy, born in Spain to a family whose tradition is flamenco and bullfighting. A former bullfighter, he gave away this career after being badly gored by a bull. When his career as a bullfighter came to an end, he turned to singing and painting, but it was painting that became his greatest love and passion. On his arrival in Australia, he discovered a new landscape and people and a freedom of expression, which he gladly embraced. In Adelaide, Australia, one of the highlights of his career was to twice have the privilege of painting the portrait of the late Don Dunstan, former Premier of South Australia.. These paintings now have great historical significance in South Australia. During his long and varied career Loreto has exhibited in Europe and Japan and in Australia - in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. Disdaining to be categorised and conform to fads, Loreto sees himself as an honest artist who is inspired by the human spirit. His works demonstrate his extraordinary talent for expressing himself in different styles, always with that touch of surrealism which good Spanish artists are unable to resist.

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