Jimmi Buscombe is a professional artist based in Warrnambool, on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. He specialises in highly detailed, wildlife art, public art, chalk art, mural & street art, creating stunningly life-like representations of his subjects.
Jimmi has been commissioned by councils, clients and organisations both locally and internationally to create portraits, street art and public art of native wildlife as well as private commissions. Every piece of artwork is treated with much care and consideration. Jimmi is passionate about visual arts and the important role it plays within a healthy, well-functioning community.
Jimmi is highly experienced in the field of public art, developing, managing and installing over 30 major permanent public art works across the state of Victoria since 2018. He is fully insured for public works through NAVA (the National Association for the Visual Arts) and has an EWP HRW License (Elevated Work Platform High Risk Work License) for operating knuckle booms/boom lifts, scissor lifts and working at elevated, high risk sites. Jimmi also has extensive experience working with councils and organisations in developing detailed work plans and SWMSs (Safe Work Method Statements) that are often a requirement for councils and government organisations such as WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW.
From 2018 to 2022 Jimmi was an artist in residence at Lyndoch Living, an aged care facility in Warrnambool, Victoria where he was commissioned to create realistic murals of native Australian plants and animals, essentially bringing nature inside to the residents of Lyndoch. The works hold much more meaning and value than the end product of a beautiful mural. Seats and couches were set up around where Jimmi was painting, the residents encouraged to sit and talk with Jimmi as he created his works of art. The interaction with the residents was where the real gold of this project occurred, with many residents spending hours a day offering conversation and gentle words of advice.
Jimmi's has been a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (NSW), the Kennedy Art Prize (SA) the Holmes Art Prize (QLD) and has won prizes at the Warrnibald Portrait Prize (Warrnambool). One of his paintings 'DANDROGYNY' was acquired by the Warrnambool Art Gallery in 2019 as part of their collection of permanent works.
If you have any further enquiries please email Jimmi via the contact form at the bottom of the home page, He is always happy to discuss ideas & answer any questions.
Jimmi's current CV is available to read here.