Venue: Art Showcase & Exhibition
Colac Primary School stadium
When: 15&16 April 2023
Studio By Appointment
I started to tinker around the edges of painting in 2005 but it has only been since 2015 that I started
to accept that this is something that I am becoming more accomplished at.
Up until January 2022, I had no formal training or had any lessons, I have interpreted only what is in
my mind and adapted my style to suit.
January 2022, I decided to take a ‘gap year’ from full time employment to put more effort
into my art forms.
I completed a Cert IV in Painting, Drawing and Visual Arts at Oxygen College in Geelong.
My early works predominantly feature water. Sport is also a wonderful topic to be able to interpret.
With my portraits, I always try to make it more than just a face. My style is not photographic but very
much interpretive. I attempt to accommodate many aspects of a person’s life within the painting. Often
the commissioner of a portrait comes to me with an idea and in many cases I end up painting a life story.
I have also ‘branched out’ into the field of wood and metal work. This is something I have always done
but in the past couple of years I have invested more time into producing works for people and businesses
alike. The wood work is predominately from recycled timber and the metal work is sourced from
discarded machinery. This side of my art is called GAVart PalletART + MetalART
I do hope you enjoy my artwork and sculptures. If you would like to contact me regarding any of my
works or any inquiries regarding commissions or prints, please click on the contact GAVart link on my
website gavart.com.au or search GAVart on Facebook and Instagram.