Jud Keresztesi

I am Australian born with strong Hungarian heritage. I have been painting professionally for 17 years. I grew up in Melbourne literally across the road from the Yarra river. My painitngs are strongly influenced by the river and the bush that was my backyard. I am also inspired by volcanoes. icebergs, bushfires, beautiful layered landscapes, lakes, rivers and the ocean. I work in oils using real ground bronze in some of my paintings. I mix it with a special medium to create liquid bronze which some assume is gold paint!

I take great pleasure in running workshops/demo’s sharing my professional knowledge during these events gives me enormous satisfaction and I am grateful to the Artist Societies for their invitations. I have also taught contemporary painting for over 10 years. Additionally I have worked with many developers and architects in Melbourne creating artwork for Epworth Hospital, commercials buidings, residitentail complexes, Country Road Aust Head Office, Radisson Hotel Melbourne and professional suites. I was also a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art prize in 2014 – being selected from over 400 artists.