Born in Brakpan, South Africa from German parents, I developed a fascination for replicating reality on a flat surface at a very young age and completed my first oil-painting at the age of ten under the guidence of Dianne Johnson Ackerman.
Art as an income generator was never an option in those days and started a degree in Languages at RAU. Worked as landscaper for 17 years and was diagnosed with fast developing melanomas of a malignant nature, and had to minimise time spent in the sun. I took my art more seriously and never looked back. Started an art school to seed the joy and therapy of art with others.
In the Republic Of China I have been promoted as the story teller from South Africa. Every day real-life occurences fire up inspiration for my artworks. More than just a picture, I strive for my paintings to trigger feeling and emotion, whether in theme, colour or textures. An artwork should reach deeper than just the visual and should there for have therapeutic,emotional and psychological as much as artistic and visual qualities.
I love colour and the psychologigal influences it carries, thus rests the importance that my artworks have a versatility in theme, texture and colour depending on the mood,emotion or message I try to bring across. Due to my horticultural past I enjoy painting flora, my interaction with people – the everyday story telling, my free spirit – ladscapes, and colour psychology – abstracts.
I want viewers to enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoy painting them.
There should be no boundries or limits to art… art is after all in the eye of the beholder.
People’s Choice Award Artist’s Word Magazine California 09/2012
Cover Award Artist’s Word Magazine California 09/2012
CMT Award Artist’s Word Magazine California 09/2012
45c US stamp printed of Norbert’s Painting Ithemba
People’s Choice Award Artist’s Word Magazine California 10/2012
Manager’s Choice Award Artist’s Word Magazine California 11/2012
People’s Choice Award Artist’s Word Magazine California 01/2013
International Artist Award 2013 Artist’s Word Magazine California 04/2013
People’s Choice Award Artist’s Word Magazine California 04/2013
Chairman’s Award Cullinan Chamber of Commerce 02/2014
Best Art Feature Art Radio.TV London 11/2014
Honorable Mention Agora Gallery New York,
30th Annual International Fine Art Competition 2015
Best Art Feature Art Radio.TV London 07/2015
3 Paintings Accepted by Jury to be shown @ the Basel 1.0 Artbox Exhibition – Basel Switzerland 2017
R 2,500 – R 41,667
Current – Studio 14, Cullinan
2011 – March Frantech Arterior Art Gallery Taipei
2011 – Art de Cure Gallery, New York
2007 – Cork, Ireland
1993 – Hamburg, Germany
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