Having run my own ad agency for over 30 years, the longing to get back to fine art has always been there.In 2005 I gradually began gravitating back to art, experimenting on a few small items at first, before producing some more serious pieces. The result was quite rewarding as I began receiving requests for prints. Thus, the idea to produce more pictures developed into a natural progression of various scenes and places that I had visited. The Durban Yacht Mole seems to be the most popular and has sold in many places around the world. Maybe it has something special in it for me because this is near the area where I live. After producing some more of the Cape and one of UK. I realized I needed to set up a proper website, even though it was just part time.
The technology available today is amazing, as I can produce a print that resembles the original very closely, and it is on the same material as the original! The results are fantastic. Being a bit of a car fanatic, I usually have my camera with me at car shows and race meetings, which enables me to make up my own compositions, thus virtually creating scenes from scratch. A lot of this can be done these days in photoshop, but for me, it is more of a challenge to do everything by hand, and this makes it far more authentic. Every one of my paintings is sketched by hand direct to canvas using photographic reference, and then painted in in oils. I love detail, so the more detail for me, the bigger the challenge!
The saying goes that you must do what you love doing best, and for me, this is it. For me, doing it by hand, the old fashioned way makes it really special for me and for the people who purchase them.