From a young age, Dale Rhodes has drawn, painted and also studied the arts at various institutions. Dale weaves an illustrious career in art and is an artist whose work is represented in private collections in Australia and overseas, and in the permanent collection of the Tweed Regional Gallery.

He was hung in the 2017 Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses and was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2019 and 2016. He was a semi-finalist in 2017 and has had four other Moran semi-finalists.

In 2016 Dale was a finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. He was hung in the Border Art Prize at the Tweed Regional Gallery in 2016 and 2014, when he received a judge’s special mention, and was a finalist in the orthern Rivers Portrait Prize at the Lismore Regional Gallery in 2013.

Dale has been in a number of group shows and held solo exhibitions including a 2015 show at the Tweed Regional Gallery and a 2014 sell-out show at Butcher’s Hook Gallery in Paddington.

In 2018, out of 2,733 international portrait entries, Dale was one of the selected fifty by the Portrait Society of America.

Dale teaches drawing and painting both privately and the Byron Community College and the Byron School of Art.