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Living on the south coast since 1996 with partner Sonia, Dirk is a traditionally trained signwriter who delved into carving, gilding and other hands-on practices  before turning his focus to painting in the late 2000's.


A chance meeting with a gallery owner led to his first solo exhibition of abstract works in 2010. Although the exhibition went well, Dirk found the abstract process unfulfilling. He sought out further training in classical arts, inspired by master painters from Australia & abroad.


Dedicated to the never-ending journey of learning, drawing & painting, Dirk enjoys creating timeless works that reflect the quiet beauty of the natural, the simple and the everyday.

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