Crispin Akerman is a visual artist living and working in the South West of Western Australia. He grew up in the Perth Hills then Wanneroo where he spent his spare time in the bush, drawing, painting, and playing music. He went to Claremont art school for a brief time before joining Perth band Eurogliders. After finishing his studies in Canberra he pursued his interest in painting. He does not work from photographs but from life and nature. Crispin Akerman work is influenced by the local history and natural environment of the South West of Western Australia.
46+ in Gold Coast, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Murrurundi, Sydney, Yallingup, Melbourne.
50+ in Canberra, Yallingup, Bunbury, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Stanthorpe, Melbourne, Japan.
Awards and Collections
South Western Times Survey People’s Choice Award, Town of Bassendean Open Aquisitive Award, Maitland Art Award Australian National University, Artbank, Canberra Eye Hospital, New Parliament House, City of Bunbury, Voyager Estate, St John of God Hospital, Murdoch, BHP Billiton, many private collections throughout Australia and overseas.