Peter Russell Clarke is a man of many talents. Winning many awards and prizes in his school years. At 14, he was offered a job as junior artist by Australia's leading advertising agency. His main task was to get the senior artist's lunch.
In a short time he set up as a freelance artist as well as a food consultant. Peter wrote, produced, directed and presented many hundreds of TV shows for the ABC.
For 17 years he was also the on-air figure for the Australian Dairy Corporation, the Australian Egg Boards, Kraft Cheese and others. He has been a guest on the top Australian TV shows and written and illustrated for all of Australia's top magazines including Vogue. Peter has written and illustrated 35 books including an Encyclopaedia of Food and, at present, is completing an Encyclopaedia of Fish.
He has exhibited as a sole artist and with various groups. For many years he owned his own Soho Galleries on the Bellarine Peninsula. His work is in many private collections and galleries. The National Immigration Museum has collected some of his works and the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra requested a self-portrait of Peter for one of its exhibitions in 2004. He has produced major paintings for the Federal Government, one of which was produced on a record cover of 'How to Learn English'.
Recently, Russell was involved in a regular segment on the Triple J breakfast show.