ARTBYKERINFREEMAN

ARTBYKERINFREEMAN

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I'm from Waihi in NZ, and I am a portrait artist. I love art in all its forms, have many travel aspirations, and an obsession with books. Seeing pictures come alive on the paper as a child was exciting for me, reality disappeared and a new world began. I've designed children’s T-shirts for a clothing manufacturer, large billboards for a beauty company I worked for, entered art competitions and won awards. I've also worked as an animator on Tiny Toons for an animation company in New Zealand, directed by Steven Spielberg in America. The man running the art department in the company once worked for Walt Disney himself – so who better to learn from! Many a lunch break was spent sitting in his office watching him as he worked.
My biggest influences:
Van Gogh
Rembrandt
Vermeer
Pieter Brugel
Claude Monet
Edward Hopper
Andy Warhol - he said that art shouldn’t be for the select few but for the mass of American people. Art should be available for everyone
Rene Magritte
I've been very lucky to have lived and worked in Belgium for 4yrs in my 20s. I immediately fell in love with the country, travelling to various European countries - but it was Paris that captivated me, I fell in love with the beauty of the city – its history and beautiful architecture. Underneath the Eiffel Tower I made a promise to myself I would return – I'm still waiting for a chance to do that.
The best advice I've ever received? "Follow your heart and do what you love." So now, I just paint and can't be happier.
My art exhibition will be taking place at Carlton Gallery, Katikati, NZ, from 3rd January to 16th January 2022. Very exciting times!



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