Frank Pretorius is a mixed medium artist who has been painting all his life, sharing vivid recollections of how he used to slide underneath his parents' bed to draw a secret world of characters, adding a new figure to the story every chance he got. And whilst he never stopped painting, his nearly two decade long career in advertising has hibernated the dream of painting full time.
After moving to London, Frank decided to take the leap and paint full time. "My career in film and advertising may not have been the route. that others would have followed, but this was my journey and I am forever grateful for it because it changed my perspective and the way I represent my subject. Compared to the work I created as a young artist in my twenties, 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" he explained.
Passionate about telling stories, Frank uses his talent to give a voice to that which has none. Whether it's the lost Porsche 550A Spyder, or endangered wildlife in Africa, he is always chasing the pictures behind the story.