Desiree Crossing

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Desiree Crossing


Desiree Crossing (b.1981) is an Australian contemporary painter, based in Perth, Western Australia. Specialising in portraiture, Desiree’s sumptuous oil paintings speak to classical painting traditions, whilst embodying an unmistakably modern spirit.

Crossing studied Fine Arts at Edith Cowan University, Central TAFE, and Set and Costume Design at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She has completed extended workshops with some of the world’s best contemporary realist painters, including Robin Eley & David Kassan, and undertaken two artist residencies in Italy. Crossing won the prestigious Baldock Family's People's Choice Award at the 2021 The Lester Prize for Portraiture  



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