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Oil on Board
W: 490mm x H: 350mm
W: 19" x H: 14"
Approx. Weight: 1kg
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About "Bath Time"
This was painted from a sketch and photo reference taken at Tala Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal. Rhino love to wallow in the mud, covering there bodies to ward off ticks and to keep cool. This painting gives us a peek into the natural habitat of these magnificent animals.
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WHY DO I PAINT?
I am passionate about nature, animals, people. In fact I am passionate about life, about living. My art is a celebration of life. I hope it shows!!
A realist at heart, I strive for spontaneity in my work and paint with oils on mounted canvas or board in an impressionistic style. Whatever the subject, I enjoy using various paint textures, from a lean transparent ground to thick impasto paint in the highlight and focal areas. I have a graphic arts background and love painting African wildlife but am versatile enough to tackle any subject.
After receiving a Diploma in Graphic Design I started my working career in 1978. I have always worked on the creative side of various Advertising agencies including Bates Wells and McCann Erickson. Since 1990 I have run my own advertising agency.
FINE ART CAREER:
I have painted on and off all my working life. Only in the past five years have I been selling work commercially rather than giving everything away as gifts to friends, family and clients. I have a small but loyal following of collectors and have sold paintings internationally and locally to private individuals and companies.
Highway Art Group Exhibition 2008-2016
North Coast Art Group Exhibitions 2010 -2016
Group Exhibition at Royal Garden Show 2014/ 2016
Hilton Arts Festival 2015
Diploma in Graphic Design
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