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Yolanta Desjardins has works in the permanent collection of the National Library of Australia, St Patrick’s College Strathfield and Balmain Sinfonia, among others.


Graduated from St Scholastica’s College, Glebe and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts under Auseklis Ozols New Orleans Louisiana, and portraiture with Yve Close in Sydney Australia

Yolanta has  exhibited in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, New Orleans Louisiana and Nova Scotia Canada and Manhattan, New York


Career highlights:

  • A.D. Hope, Poet (permanent collection of National Library of Australia)

  • Don Burke, Gardening Guru (permanent collection of the National Library of Australia)

  • Gary Stavrou, Conductor, Balmain Sinfonia

  • Dr Ken Atkinson, Surgeon 

  • Peter Skrzynecki, Author and Poet

  • Andrew Tink, former MP Epping, NSW State Parliament

  • Joan Wilcox, University Professor who translated maths books into Braille

  • Br Peter Ciezak, Marist Brother

  • David Coward, Physics Professor

  • Dr. John MacPherson, Knight of Malta, Halifax Nova Scotia and Rome Italy

  • Steve Konchalski, Most Celebrated Basketball Coach at St Francis Xavier University

  • Solo Exhibitor at 2015 New York Art Expo

  • Exhibitor at Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea New York September-October 2015

  • Article in Issue 6, 2015 Artblend Magazine



Most people do not want their portraits painted, however, it is the ultimate  gift for loved ones or corporate clients.  It is imperative that I set the pose and design, and take my own reference photos of the sitter.  Everything else is negotiable.  

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