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Artist Bio

Angela Russo has always had a passion for drawing and loved the study of art. Even though her path temporarily took her in a different direction with the completion of a degree in Primary Education, her love of art remained. As a teacher she became renowned for her blackboard drawings. After working in education and raising a family she decided to follow her heart and take up art classes. Angela has studied under many leading artists in different mediums and subject matter. She has had tuition with notable artists including Catherine Hamilton, Agata Lelek, Alan Rawady, Lorraine Lewitska, Ross Paterson, Vivi Palegeorge and Dawn Emerson (USA). 

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As an artist, she lives a life devoted to art and bringing art to life while at the same time continuing to develop, explore and grow in all aspects of her chosen career.

Angela Russo creates artworks that encapsulate things in life that make your heart sing including - the wonder of nature, people, places and animals. It is Angela's  desire to lift your spirit, put a smile on your face, evoke a happy memory or induce a sense of joy and peace.

Angela's artwork encompasses the mediums of pastel, charcoal, ink, pen and wash and acrylic. Drawing forms the foundation of each of her artworks. Angela Russo is a member of The Peninsula Arts Society and the Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia. Angela Russo exhibits regularly in art exhibitions and has also had successful solo exhibitions in Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula. Angela Russo is the recipient of numerous awards including:

  • Highly Commended - Sorrento Art Show 2024

  • Best Landscape - Pastel Society of Victoria Australia 2023

  • Best Drawing - Peninsula Arts Society Art Exhibition, 2022

  • Highly Commended Landscape/Cityscape_Pastel Society of Victoria,Australia 2022

  • Honorable Mention - Wildlife, International Pastel 100 competition 2021

  • Best Animal/Wildlife - Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia 2020

  • Highly Commended - Camberwell Art Show 2018

  • Best Landscape - Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia 2017

  • Best Pastel - Mornington Art Exhibition 2017

  • Highly Commended Pastel - Peninsula Arts Society 2016

  • Highly Commended - Mornington Rotary Exhibition 2016

  • Highly Commended - St Kevin's Art Show, Toorak 2015

  • Encouragement Award - Spring Art Exhibition Peninsula Arts Society 2014

  • Highly Commended Landscape - Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia 2014

  • First Place People's Choice - Feast, Love, Pray Art Exhibition Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2014

  • Highly Commended - Sorrento Art Show 2014

  • Highly Commended - Spring Art Exhibition Peninsula Arts Society 2013

  • Highly Commended - Flinders Art Show 2012

  • Special Mention - Spring Art Exhibition Peninsula Arts Society 2011

  • Highly Commended - Mornington Rotary Art Exhibition 2010

  • Best Cityscape - Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia 2008

  • Best Pastel - Derinya Art Show 2008

When not in the studio she can be found enjoying a musical concert, visiting nature and wildlife, walking along the beach and spending time with family and friends.

"A true artist is not one who is inspired but one who inspires others"
- Salvador Dali

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