About me…

Most obvious thing to do would be to start from the beginning (It was a cold winter’s night in 1970 when…) but that would probably bore you to death.  This is the short version on how I got to paint…

Simply put, I wanted a Superman T-shirt (This was 1990, I was a student).  And I could not find any.  So I decided (as a good Capricorn is supposed to do) stubbornly to make one myself.  I bought a white T-shirt and special paint and just started.  Then I made more…

For one of my classes at university, my group had to make a presentation on Pop Art in the USA.  Rather than choosing the obvious (Andy Warhol, d’uh…), we decided on Roy Lichtenstein.  The four of us would wear t-shirts with his paintings, but I decided I would wear a design of my own.  The professor commented on that as he said: “I have not ever seen that Lichtenstein before…”  When I said it was my design, he said I should consider pursuing painting.

So, when then my parents asked me what I wanted to have once graduated, we decided that they would give me the means to paint.  I built an easel and bought the materials for the first canvas to paint.  It would be a Superman again.  It was to be a tumultuous period, but I am happy they gave me the opportunity…

Superman

Superman (Ditch Lois) 1997
(Private collection)

Since then I have painted more of them.  Most I kept, others I gave as presents or sold.  Some have been made on commission.  Due to work engagements, I had to stop painting for a while, but hope that now I have the space and freedom to do what I really like to do…:

Paint

 

 

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