Over 1000 paintings and counting, Russell continues to evolve his wild colour style with subjects ranging from famous people to local heroes

Whether large meeting or small focus groups, Russell helps get results

From social media to freelance writing, Russell has over 20 years of experience as a professional communicator
Portrait Artist
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RUSSELL THOMAS is a full-time artist now based at Birdsong Studios in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. He spent several decades in marketing, communication and administration leadership roles with a number of organizations. His artistic awakening happened in 2014 at the age of 47. By the age of 50, he became a full-time working artist.  As part of his creative pursuits, he began to discover that his developing skills and growing audience gave him a great platform for philanthropy. He has performed live paintings at numerous major events throughout Alberta, which along with high profile donated paintings, have helped raise funds for multiple charities and causes. Russell is a board director for a charity called Bracelets 4 Buildings, which builds safe and sustainable housing for the poorest of the poor in rural Cambodia and Thailand. He is also President of the Okotoks Arts Council.

Email: russell@birdsongstudios.ca
Phone: 780-881-3752
If you are interested in commissioning an original work, don't hesitate to get in touch.  The size and price options are shown above. You can also download a printable copy by clicking here.