“Thanks for the workshop. It was excellent. You are a great communicator.”
Mark Reedman, Regional Arts Development Officer, Arts Upper Hunter


Previous work experience includes an internship at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Visitor Services Officer at the Australian Museum, Auction assistant at Lawson’s Auctions, Gallery Coordinator for three commercial galleries, Gallery Assistant at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. I have also been a board member for community arts groups and funding panels including 2014 Arts Upper Hunter CASP.

A practicing professional artist with over 15 years experience. I completed a BFA Hons (UNSW) and further tertiary education.
I'm available to teach experimental and observational drawing plus oil painting workshops for school and community groups.

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These include observational and experimental drawing using charcoal or pastel. Plus plein air painting from my studio which features uninterrupted and inspirational views of wine country and the Broken Back Ranges, Hunter Valley NSW Australia.

"Thanks for a great workshop. It has really inspired me to get back to some pastel work which has remained dormant for too long. I learnt quite a few tips yesterday to help with my composition and tonal values"
Russell Esdaile May 2018