double self portrait of Hans

Portraits

I am intrigued by human faces, and how they reflect a state of mind, an emotion, a mood. To be able to capture what lies behind the likeness is my greatest challenge, and my biggest reward.

People

 I draw and sketch people, wherever and whenever I can.  When I commute or travel, while strolling through Melbourne, at musical performances or plays. 

Nudes

Life drawing has become almost like an addiction. A continuous and never-ending process of learning  to appreciate the beauty of the human form and to convincingly depict proportions,  volume,  the  interplay of shadow and light, the tension and dynamics . 

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Music

Music is my other passion. To listen to, to make and to watch being made. Often fleeting moments, where the translation to paper of the gestures and concentration of the musician is key.

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Cityscapes

A sample of all things city,  Views, buildings, things that characterise the city for what it is.

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Landscapes

From a moonlit river in upstate Victoria to the rocky shore you stand on when looking out over the Southern Ocean,  to your own backyard or a palm tree on Bali, it’s all there to be drawn.

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Animals

Some animals are like people, and to draw or paint them is almost like doing a portrait. Some animals are individuals and look it. No two cats or dogs are the same.

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Still Life

 When nothing or nobody else is available, there is always the option of a self-portrait. Or a still life. And like a portrait, creating a still life can be both challenging and rewarding. 

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Interpretation

Artist learn from and are inspired by the work of others. Here I show a few examples of my interpretation of paintings, drawings and sculptures that I admire, and that have been created by other artists.

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Illustrations

Research data turned into attractive illustrations that allure to a wider audience.

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New Work

Work I’ve created recently.