Man finds inspiration in heartbreak after wife takes everything but their dog

Rafael Mantesso's art using Jimmy Choo
Rafael Mantesso had his world come crashing around him when his wife left him on his 30th birthday taking everything they had with her, except their dog.
News reports have revealed how a heart broken man managed to turn his sad situation into something beautiful with what was left to him after his divorce.

Rafael Mantesso's art using Jimmy Choo

Rafael Mantesso had his world come crashing around him when his wife left him on his 30th birthday taking everything they had with her, except their dog.
From the furniture, the kitchenware, all the photos and the pictures, she did not spare a thing and in a bid to forget the worst day of his life, Mantesso decided to make something beautiful of it, albeit unintentionally.

Rafael Mantesso's art using Jimmy Choo

The couple's bull terrier named, Jimmy Choo after the famous shoe designer, became a source of inspiration and motivation, stirring Mantesso's long dormant inspiration; art.

Rafael Mantesso's art using Jimmy Choo

Making Jimmy Choo his partner, Mantesso began making beautiful illustrations using the bare walls of his home as canvas.
After a couple of photographs taking of his creations, Mantesso started to draw attention to himself with his unique works.

Rafael Mantesso's art using Jimmy Choo

Not only did Mantesso garner the interest of everyone who set eyes on the photos, Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo's Creative Director, also fell under Jimmy's (dog) spell.
Choi finally approached Mantesso, commissioning him to create a series of illustrations to be used in decorating a selection of Jimmy Choo accessories.

Rafael Mantesso's art using Jimmy Choo

When one door seemingly shut in Mantesso's face, another was thrown wide open.