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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 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(USA). She is influenced by the impressionist painters. She also enjoys working in pen and wash and acrylics.
Angela exhibits regularly in art shows.She has had successful solo exhibitions in Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula. 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
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Angela's awards include
Best Landscape - Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia 2017
Best Pastel-Mornington Rotary Art Exhibition 2017
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 .