For over 25 years, Russell Crotty has created and exhibited a large body of art work, manifested in globes, drawings and books. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is owned by private collectors, museums and public collections. In his practice, he explores the very things he loves most: amateur astronomy, the natural world and surfing.
Russell has been a passionate surfer for over 40 years. As a boy, he drew surf images in sketchbooks and the margins of his schoolwork, dreaming of the next wave. This obsession never subsided and he continues his surf drawings to this day. The surf works resonate strongly with surfers yet have also been acclaimed by fine art galleries and museums.