Living on the south coast since 1996, Dirk is a traditionally trained signwriter who delved into carving, gilding and other traditional skills 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.
Dirk is now into year 5 of study, workshops & reading, combined with many hours spent in the studio, refining technique and style.
Dedicated to the never-ending journey of learning, drawing & painting, Dirk devotes as much time as possible to achieving his goal of creating timeless works that reflect the quiet beauty of the natural, the simple and the everyday.