Adriaan’s art embraces life with a sharp eye for detail. The diversity and scope of his work illustrates a natural tendency to incorporate bright and strong colours depicting different techniques sown in the mastery of his modern, abstracts, still- life’s and wild life compositions.
Born in Walvis Bay, Namibia, Adriaan spent his childhood in Walvis Bay, Khorixas and Grootfontein, small towns in the interior, before matriculating at Helderberg College in Somerset West. He then spent almost two years in the dog unit, SADF and from there went on to complete his BA in counselling psychology at the University of Stellenbosch.
Adriaan’s interest in art, starting at a young age, inspired him in later years to take the plunge and release his passion in painting with oils. Mostly self-taught, his comprehensive creative outlets gives him the true satisfaction that he desires.
He set his focus firmly on the western tradition of fine art. A distinguishing characteristic is the passion he imbues into his work, combined with a photographic stillness that seems to sum up the serenity and reality of the true nature of his imagination. He has gained a technical facility, which enables him to work with equal skill in different mediums, not only creating breathtaking images, but also showing his abiding concern with reconciling the demands of colour, space and subject matter