Coming To WhiteHill Gallery Nov 10th-Jan 28th
Angela Russo with Memories
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 Diploma 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 subject matter and media. 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 began with Pastel classes with Jacqueline Long and these were followed with tuition by pastel artists Rosemary Todman-Parrant, Agata Lelek and Catherine Hamilton (life drawing, portraiture,innovative pastel,painting). She has also taken part in workshops with Alan Rawady in pen and wash,Maxwell Wilks,Lorraine Lewitska,Ross Paterson and Dawn Emerson(USA) in pastel.
Angela Russo is an artist who paints a wide variety of subject matter including figurative work,landscapes, cityscapes and animals. Angela draws inspiration from living on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, her love of the Australian landscape and her travels. In her artwork she aims to capture the contrasting effects of light, the beauty of the scene and the mood of her figures. Angela believes it is important to surround oneself with the beauty of life so as to be inspired, to uplift ones spirit and to feel joy.Her aim in painting is to is to put a smile on the viewers face; evoke a happy memory or even to hear the music. She is influenced by the impressionist painters. Angela’s favourite medium is pastel and charcoal. She believes pastel bridges the gap between painting and drawing. She also enjoys working in acrylic and in pen and wash for her smaller artworks.
Angela exhibits regularly in art shows. She has also completed several commissions and sold privately. She is represented in private collections in Australia and overseas.
Angela is a member of the Pastel Society of Victoria,Australia and The Peninsula Arts Society.