100 Artworks for a Koala entry by Lesley Rosochodski.    Title: “Out of Balance“  – oil on wood panel.

Living with Koalas artist - ROSOCHODSKI Lesley


Australian artist living and working in regional Victoria. Passionate about conservation, wildlife, and humankind.

100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: “Out of Balance“. Size: W 70cm x H 60cm | Medium: oil on wood panel.

“The future of our beautiful koalas hangs in the balance, teetering under the weight of habitat loss from logging and bushfire. I hope that by donating this painting to the ‘100 Artworks For a Koala Project,’ I can help to raise funds to replace their rapidly diminishing habitat.” Lesley Rosochodski  

As an artist based in the Macedon Ranges I am intensely conscious of the fragile beauty of my surroundings.  I paint to speak of the importance of conserving nature, in a world where climate change and extinction are vital current issues. My support of animal rescue groups has led me to meet and paint rescuers and orphaned or injured animals. Their stories concern me so greatly, that raising awareness of the plight of the natural world has become the focus of much of my art. Most of my wildlife portraits represent a real life and attempt to communicate the soul within the animal’s eyes. 


Finalist Bald Archy Prize 2019, 2018

Highly Commended Best Oil Section Trentham 2019

Highly Commended Kyneton Daffodil Art Show 2018


Invited to exhibit at Frontlines exhibition Salamanca Arts Centre 2020

Highly successful solo exhibition – Nature Wild 2019 Bacchus Marsh

Black Finch Project 2019

Shared Exhibition Little Gallery 2018

Rotary exhibitions

Woodend Art Group exhibitions

Macedon Ranges Art Group exhibitions

Macedon Ranges Art Trail exhibitions & open studio


Macedon Ranges Star Weekly 2019

Sunbury Leader 2019

Canberra Times 2018

Living with Koalas 100 artworks