Frank Pretorius was born in South Africa and grew up close to nature, which influenced his art from a young age. As a child he used to draw 'anything and everything' on all surfaces he could find. The drawing eventually gave way to studying graphic design and later film design. After moving to the UK, Frank decided to take up painting as a career.
‘My career in film and advertising may be slightly winding and alternative, but I am forever grateful for it because it changed my perspective and the way I interpret my subject material. 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’.
Frank has recently created paintings of African and British wildlife and has exhibited at the Contemporary Art Fairs in Windsor 2019. He has also been invited to contribute one of his works for the Explorers Against Extinction’s annual wildlife art exhibition titled “Sketch for Survival”.
Our Artists are able to do commission pieces. If you see a painting that is sold they will be more than happy to do something similar for you. Please contact us for more information.