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Robert Todonai

Robert Todonai


Robert Todonai has received much acclaim for his narrative impressionist paintings of Australian life and landscapes. He is listed in Artists and Galleries of Australia, by Max Germaine and in A Buyer's Guide to Australian Art, by Graham Ryles. He has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally, including at the Pacific Design Centre, Hollywood, and the Dyansen Galleries on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, USA. His work has featured on the television gameshows, Sale of the Century and Wheel of Fortune. He lives and works in his owner-built stone studio in the scenic Tweed Vally of Northern New South Wales. Todonai works mainly in oils on primed hardboard, belgian linen and stretched canvas. His paintings hang in numerous collections throughout the world.


A landscape painter in oils, Robert Todonai was born in 1963 at Port Augusta in South Australia. He received his early art tuition from his father, also a keen artist. During his matriculation year, Todonai read publications from the Science-Art Research Centre at Lock 4 in the Riverland of S.A & embarked on a major research project, securing a scolarship to the Research Centre & the opportunity to work at Sydney University with artist-in-residence, Robert Pope in 1981, where he learnt the techniques of oil painting. Todonai's portrayal of colonial Australia is reminiscent of the great Australian Master, Tom Roberts. Now based in NSW, Todonai has exhibited in Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Noosa, Darwin & the USA. His work is represented in institutional & private collections in Australia & the USA.