What is so wonderful about a painting is it's nothing more than a piece of stretched canvas and it can invite you to such a wondrous world. It offers all or nothing or like it or not. Worse, you are not interested.
So the painting was a party piece?
No, I started to travel into the lines and patches of colour and saw all the irritations. Where help is needed.
Getting rid of these little buggers starts you talking to the Image and a certain game of respect develops and 'Í am the Boss' here. I suppose I am.
If you just read on you will understand who is the Boss between Painter and the Painted. Me, the Boss, the Brushes, God the Holy Father or maybe a knife.
Born in Sydney, Australia
Spends his youth in Indonesia and Iran
Studies at the Royal Academy in The Hague and works in Holland
Works in the Azores
Returns to Holland with frequent exhibitions there as well as in Australia
Lives and works in Portugal
Returns to live in Australia. Travels back and forth between Australia, Holland and Portugal.
More or less settled in Australia.
Moves to Cairns in tropical north Queensland.
(Photo on right: 2007 Youth Week poster competition winner Kyra Perry with judge Paul Bakker and Armidale CDAT chairperson Peter Blanche).