2017 Presenter

Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas lives in Fort McMurray, AB and is presenting:

Russell Thomas is an emerging portrait artist based in Fort McMurray. By day, he contracts his communication expertise to a variety of clients, including The United Way of Fort McMurray. By night and on weekends, he creates wild colour portraits and murals in a style reminiscent of Fauvism.

A freelance writer, social media guru, actor and facilitator, Russell is also a recovered municipal politician (he lost his last election – the therapy is going great!).

In the past, Russell has presented:

  • Painting Your Life: Letting go and creating the unknowable (2016)
  • Painting Steve Shama: Trusting your inner artist (2015)
  • Social Media Matters: How paying attention with intention makes a world of difference (2013)


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