Abstract Landscape Artist & Contemporary Portrait Painter

A passion for capturing the essence of the Australian landscape lies at the heart of prominent Sydney abstract landscape artist David Naseby’s transition from his celebrated position as a contemporary portrait painter of high profile individuals to his exploration of man’s relationship with his environment.

Born in England in 1937, David Naseby moved to Queensland, Australia in 1953. Working as a rouseabout and studying at the Queensland Art Gallery, David developed his craft and soon moved to Sydney where he worked extensively in the advertising industry. David’s foray in to portraiture came when John Singleton commissioned him to paint a portrait of Belinda Green, and David has since painted many portraits on commission, including two of Greg Norman.

…but to be so determined for so long not to compromise his
art and finally deliver what properly reflects his view of the
landscape – which has us in its care, and receives so little
care in return – says a great deal about this man’s
determination and his courage.

– Julian Beaumont, Chairman of the Macquarie Bank Art Collection

David’s work is represented in collections in Australia, the USA and the UK. He was a finalist in the Archibald Prizes of 1995, 1998 and 1999 for his portraits of Les Murray (twice) and Bob Ellis; the National Portrait Gallery acquired his portraits of Murray and Ellis in 2001, and in 2002 he held an artist residency at Bundanoon.

For more information please contact David Naseby. Email dn@davidnaseby.com  Telephone 0400 811 747.

David’s resume can be downloaded here, and his Artist Statement here.