What is art?

Once in a while every artist bumps on the same old question; What is art? During the years I’ve embraced different definitions about the concept of art. Also the nasty ones, like; – Art is just decoration – Art is someone else’s therapeutic crap – Art is overrated moneymaking, etcetera Probably not very different than …

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Computer or drawing board?

Once in a while people ask me: “Do you use the computer for your paintings? Or the drawing board?” If people don’t see my paintings in real life, but just on a computer screen they even think my paintings are only digital images. In some way I find that a compliment; Apparently the scenes I …

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How long does it take to finish 1 painting?

A difficult question, but understandable if you see the lot of detail. I use oil paints and every layer needs a week to dry. My paintings have about 5 or 6 layers. I work from the background to the foreground (of course), what means the background mostly only has 2 or 3 layers and in …

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Can you hang it for me?

If you are between Nelson bay and Newcastle, we can deliver and hang the painting for you for a fee between $50 and $100

“What is the difference between a print and a giclee?”

“They are both printed, right?” Yes, technically they are both prints. But a newspaper is a print too. The gap between a giclee and the cheaper every day print is about the same as the gap between a print and a newspaper. The difference manifests itself in quality, durability and … ‘fact checking’. “Did you …

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What inspires you?

To be quite honest, the conceptual stage of my art is often more elimination than inspiration. The initial idea usually appears when my mind is sort of idling, like when I’m traveling or taking a shower. Like many of us. From there it’s is primarily a matter of bringing the idea back to the essential. …

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Which art school did you do?

A lot of people ask me what art school I did.Well, I didn’t. I’m self-taught. At high school I was a kind of self-chosen loner because of the unusual circumstances at home. Saving some distance between me and my school mates seemed to be a good idea to me back in those days, to prevent …

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