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Internationally renowned portrait artist, Dave Thomas was born in Wales, in 1950. He studied fine art in eminent Welsh and English colleges during the 1970’s and his rapid rise of approval soon led to a wave of high profile portrait commissions.
In the early 1980’s, in order to progress his artistic talent and technique he travelled the world. His quest landed him in Italy where he was appointed Head of the Art Department of the prestigious, 'International School of Milan'.
After his decade-long tenure in Italy, he continued his pursuit as a freelance artist with many prestigious galleries exhibiting his work worldwide.
After his artistic journey took him around the globe, Dave finally found his inspiration in the NSW Southern Highlands town of Bowral, the spiritual home of Sir Donald Bradman.
Since settling in Australia, Dave has been a much sought-after portrait artist fielding commissions from a perpetual, diverse array of sectors.
He is a finalist in the ‘Archibald Prize' and twice finalist in the 'Doug Moran National Portrait Prize'.
His portraits are housed in numerous esteemed venues across the country including Parliament House, Canberra.
Dave’s profile is celebrated throughout the sporting world, but his true critical acclaim lies in the portrait world.
Whether the commission is for Government, the corporate and service sectors or loved ones, Dave Thomas will always, produce nothing less than a world-class portrait.