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All images in my main gallery are original works, created using graphite pencils, soft pastels, charcoal, and acrylic paint only. They contain no photography or digital alterations. Progress pictures in the description area may include photographs, but all main images are scanned from my original artwork.
I have been artistically inclined from an early age.
As a child I would create things out of cardboard, paper, and anything else I could find. Quite often my parents would find me sitting on the laundry floor, or under a table somewhere quiet ripping off pieces of sticky tape with my teeth!
In my teenage years I spent most of my work time creating elaborate headers for my assignments, which consequently left me with very little time for actual theory work. I was a silly boy, a joker, and not interested in anything serious, especially school.
I failed year 10 twice due to running amok and procrastinating with my studies. One of my high school art teachers told me once that I had such talent and potential, if only I would just apply myself. At the time I didn’t realise the gravity of what she was trying to tell me.
I left school uncompleted it when I was seventeen, worked several undesirable jobs and had three children very early.
My art took a back seat to my child rearing and songwriting throughout my twenties.
At age 30 my first marriage ended, so in March 2008, after a year of post-separation depression, I started drawing again.
I realised what my life had neglected and it started a whirlwind of pencil sketches, acrylic and pastel paintings and photography.
On 2009 destiny’s hand fell on me, when the art that I was creating led me to meet my amazing wife Claire, also an artist/photographer (who was living 10,000 miles away in the UK) on art website RedBubble.
I was certain that I wanted art to become my career so In 2011 I began studying for a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree at Adelaide Central School of Art.
I now live in beautiful Port Willunga, South Australia with my wife Claire and my three children.
While you’re here, please take the time to check out the gallery of my talented wife Claire Aberlé