Narelle Zeller


Narelle Zeller is an Australian contemporary realist artist, best known for her highly detailed figurative portraiture paintings. Her refined oil paintings explore the beauty of the human condition and our environment, drawing inspiration from the people around her and her own personal life experiences. Narelle aims to convey an authentic and honest representation of each subject, infusing personal and universal narratives within each piece to stir the viewer to question and connect to the stories behind each painting.

Narelle achieved her art education by way of completing workshops and mentorship programs with world-renowned artists. She has been a finalist in multiple prestigious national and international awards, such as the International Arc Salon, ModPortrait, Darling Portrait Prize, Lester Prize for Portraiture and Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.




2021 – ModPortrait 2020, Finalist exhibition, Touring Bentierra Palace of Zaragoza to MEAM Museum, Barcelona, Spain

2021 – Women Painting Women III, Invitational group exhibition, Burrinja Cultural Centre, Australia

2021 – Facing the Universe: The Cosmos Within, Invitational exhibition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, USA

2020 – Painting the Figure Now III, exclusive international exhibition curated by F. Scott Hess, David Hummer and Didi Menendez, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, USA

2020 – Abend 30th Miniature Holliday Show, exclusive group exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, USA

2020 – On Show, M16 Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2020 – Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, Finalist exhibition, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Australia

2020 – Small Works, exclusive online miniature exhibition, Abend Gallery, USA

2020 – The Razor’s Edge, exclusive international online exhibition curated by Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt of the Bennett Collection of Women Realist Artists, 33 Contemporary Gallery, USA

2020 – Creator & The Muse, exclusive international online exhibition curated by Didi Menendez & Sergio Gomez, 33 Contemporary Gallery, USA

2020 – Story Tellers, exclusive international group exhibition curated by Dr Elaine Melotti Schmidt, Didi Menendez & Claire Harris, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2020 – The Darling Portrait Prize, Finalist exhibition, National Portrait Gallery of Australia

2019 – Provocative Patterns, curated by Lorena Kloosterboer, exclusive international online PoetsArtists exhibition

2019 – The Lester Prize for Portraiture, Finalists exhibition, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth