Leigh Rust

Pakenham, Australia

I work in and teach most mediums, with my main medium being pastel. I also make my own range of pastels called RustyTones

I am an Australian based wildlife and nature artist who works in many mediums, though pastel is my preferred medium to work in. I am known for my highly detailed wildlife and seascapes which are shown at galleries throughout Victoria.

Over the years I have demonstrated at many art shows throughout Victoria and won a handful of awards for my works.

February 2008 has seen me hold my second solo show at Melbourne Zoo during their annual Twilight series of concerts resulting in about 5500 people seeing my works. I also did 4 demonstrations during the show, opening people’s eyes to the possibilities of pastel as a medium.

Later that year I worked on a large fundraising exhibition to raise money for the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone with fellow artist Patrick Hedges. The exhibition was be held at Monarto Zoo in South Australia and opened by Dr Jane Goodall.

In recent years I have been shortlisted for the Alice Bale.

I also hand make my own range of pastels called RustyTones. They are available from http://www.abetterpastel.com

  • Joined: April 2007


Art for chimps - The Tacugama Relief Project

Hey everyone, it seems like such a long time since I’ve shared anything with you here at redbubble. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy, in fact I’ve been flat out cooking up another project, this time partnering with fellow Untamed Artist Patrick Hedges for a 2 man exhibition at Monarto Zoo in South Australia. / The exhibition will coincide with the opening of the zoo&#…
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Completed demonstrations now up for view

The final demonstration has been completed and more than 5500 people have seen my second solo show at Melbourne Zoo. For those of you interested I have uploaded the artwork to my website along with videos from the demonstrations. / There has been a great deal of interest in my wildlife art workshops that are slated for later in the year and I’ll also be releasing an instructional DVD in the…
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Twilight demonstrations at Melbourne Zoo

Just a note to let everyone know that throughout the month of February visitors to the Twilight concerts will have the opportunity to watch me demonstrating my techniques in creating wildlife art. I’ll also have ltd. edition prints and brand new artwork for sale. / 30% of all proceeds raised through this Untamed Artist initiative will be donated to Zoos Victoria. / The demonstrations are to…
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Demonstration at the Bayside Art Show 2007

That’s right, I’m back on the promotional trail after having the organizers of the Bayside Art Show invited me to demonstrate for them. The subject for this demo will be a beach scene which they will use for promotional purposes at the completion of the work. / This is a fairly big deal as the Bayside Art Show is one of the larger shows in Victoria behind Camberwell. The excitement i…
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