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Born in Brisbane, Australia, I spent the first twelve years of my childhood in the mining town of Mount Isa, North Queensland.
In 1966 our family migrated to South Africa where I attended school. The schools that I attended did not have Art as a subject so I sketched as a hobby.
After leaving school I did very little art. I trained and practiced as a mechanical design draughtsman. Having lived in South Africa for 33 years, in 1999 I returned to Australia with my wife, daughter and son and settled in Brisbane.
I started painting in 2006 when my Daughter gave me a set of oil paints as a gift.
I am self taught through trial and error, reading art magazines and manuals on "how to....", and going to art galleries.
I enjoy painting wildlife as I have always been a nature lover and an outdoor person. In South Africa we lived a two and half hour car journey from the Kruger National Park and visited there at least twice a year. In 2007 and 2009 I returned to the Kruger National Park where I photographed flora and everything that moved as reference material.
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery
10th March - 10th may 2017
30th October - November 5th 2017
Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong
QWASI at The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
You can always find some wildlife artworks at The Old School House Gallery, Shore Street North, Cleveland (just past the Grand View Hotel). Along with other styles.
Entry is free and off street parking is available.
New works are hung each month to keep the display interesting and vibrant! There are cards, small matted prints, jewellery and sculptures also displayed.
Come visit us and don't forget to leave your comments in the book.
Gallery hours are Friday - Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Qld State Library, Southbank
All are welcome.
General meetings will be held on
Sunday 28th May
2pm, meeting Room 3D, please meet at foyer entrance
Count Andreas & Countess Virginia von Faber-Castell