South African born, UK based artist Frank Pretorius, has been a full time contemporary artist since 2018. He grew up close to nature, which influenced his art from a young age. As a child he would draw 'anything and everything' on any surface he could find, and was soon identified as the family artist. The drawing eventually lead to studying graphic design, fine arts and later filmmaking.
His career in advertising, spanning two decades, put his childhood dream of painting full time on the back burner although he continued to paint at any oportunity.
After moving to the UK, Frank decided to make the leap and make a career of painting. "My career in film and advertising may be slightly winding and alternative, but this was my journey and I am forever grateful for it because it changed my perspective and the way I interpret my subject material. Compared to the work I created as a young artist in my twenties, I am now far more partial to material and techniques that bring movement and depth of field into my work, much as you would have in a film. My style is all about capturing a moment where paint, canvas and a digital film frame meet" he explained.
Frank has recently created paintings of wildlife from Africa and England, the classic Porsche 550 and horses, and has been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Fairs in Windsor 2019. He has also been invited to contribute one of his works for the Explorers Against Extinctions annual wildlife art exhibition titled Sketch for Survival.
Frank lives in Windsor, Berkshire.
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