Artist Bio: Angela Russo

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Artist Bio - Angela Russo

Angela Russo is an artist who specializes in figurative work,landscapes and animal artwork.She was born in Melbourne, Australia and has lived on the Mornington Peninsula all her life. Angela's background is in teaching and it was during her teaching years that she became renowned for her blackboard drawings and  illustrations.Angela is inspired by the beauty of life - the people, the animals and the landscapes. Her desire in painting is to draw the viewer into that space where one can connect with her artwork and reflect on happy memories, smile, hear the music, see the beauty, be uplifted, inspired and feel the joy.


Her favourite medium is pastel and charcoal. She loves the vibrancy of the pastel colours .She enjoys capturing the contrasting effects of light.Angela has had tuition with Jacqueline Long, Rosemary Todman Parrant, Agata Lelek and Catherine Hamilton. She has also participated in workshops with Alan Rawady, Maxwell Wilks, Lyn Mellady, Lorraine Lewitska, Ross Paterson and Dawn Emerson. She is influenced by the impressionist painters. She also enjoys working in pen and wash  and acrylics.


Angela exhibits regularly in art shows. Angela has also completed several commissions and sold privately. She is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. Angela currently has works on display at the  Brialyn Boathouse Gallery, Frankston,Ryazanoff Gallery, Albert Park and Oz Gallery, Mt Martha.




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Angela's awards include


Highly Commended-Peninsula Arts Society Spring Art Exhibition 2016


Highly Commended- Mornington Rotary Art Exhibition 2016


Highly Commended- St Kevins Art Show 2015


Encouragement Award (Pastel) Spring Art Exhibition,Peninsula Arts Society 2014


Highly Commended - Landscape.The Pastel Society of Victoria,Australia 2014


First Place - Peoples' Choice -2014 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Feast,Pray, Love Art EXhibition


Highly Commended- Sorrento Art Show 2014


Highly Commended- Pastel, Peninsula Arts Society Spring Art Exhibition 2013


 Highly Commended- Drawing,Flinders Art Show 2012


Special Mention - Peninsula Arts Society Spring Art Exhibition 2011


Commended - Mornington Scene,Mornington Rotary Art Exhibition 2010


Best Cityscape - Pastel Society Of Victoria,Australia 2008


Best Pastel - Derinya Art Show 2008


Angela is a member of The Pastel Society of Victoria,Australia and The Peninsula Arts Society .

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































My Artshow Awards

Artshow: Peninsula Arts Society Spring Art Show 2011
Award: Special Mention
Artshow: Derinya Art Show
Award: Best Pastel
Artshow: Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia Art Show 2014
Award: Highly Commended Landscape
Sponsor: Melbourne Artists Supplies
Artshow: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2014,Eat Pray Love art show
Award: First Prize Peoples choice
Artshow: St Kevins Art Show 2015
Award: Highly Commended
Artshow: Mornington Art show January 2016
Award: Highly Commended Pastel
Artshow: Peninsula Arts Society Spring Art Exhibition 2014
Award: Commended Pastel
Artshow: Mornington Art Show 2017
Award: Best Pastel