I am a professional landscape painter and abstract artist and sculptor. I was born in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to Australia in
1958. I started painting in 1970 while practising as a Chartered Architect. Following my
retirement from Architecture in 1997 I commenced painting full time.
I pride himself on being a self-taught artist as I do not
follow in the footsteps of any teacher or master. I have a very broad range of
original approaches, thus cannot be pigeonholed into a single ‘style’.
Inspiration and artistic Influences
My main inspiration is Nature, the unique landscapes of
Australia, the United States and Canada:- the unspoilt countryside, wilderness areas,
deserts, wetlands and seashores.
artists who most influenced me, I must admit I admire Vincent Van
Gogh’s use of colour and his emotional intensity. I love Paul Klee’s sensitivity
and deep insight into our inner beings. I marvel at Kandinsky’s exuberance and sense of
composition. I am amazed at Picasso’s inventiveness and broad range of interests.
Australian artists, I love John Olsen’s imaginative expression and playfulness,
Fred Williams’ unique ability to extract the essential abstract elements of a landscape, and
most importantly, I am most impressed by Emily Kngwarreye’s innate mastery of colour, structure
and connection to Country.
Interpretation and expression
I am often told
interpretation of natural phenomena is unique, quite surprising and somewhat unpredictable.
My paintings not only encapsulate the essential elements, colours and features
of a particular place, but also recreate the ambience and the ‘feel’ of being
tend to create playful, decorative and inspiring images, which are both
optimistic and spiritually uplifting. Typically, my work is highly original,
exuberant, vibrant, confident and eye-catching.
Most of my creations are richly textured, overflow with dazzling colour and
charged with positive energy. Other pieces are introspective, soft and
my artworks are not only
collectable but also provide long term enjoyment and relaxation as a
counterbalance to the stresses of everyday life.
Exhibitions and collections
I had more than 26 solo shows since 1999 and have participated in
countless group shows in commercial galleries and other venues.
My artworks are sold in a number of commercial galleries in Sydney,
highly sought after by art lovers, interior designers and architects.
Apart from Australia, my works can be found in public and private
collections all around the world, including the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, New
Zealand, Great Britain and many other European countries.
I am a member of the National Association for Visual Arts (NAVA) and has had exhibiting
memberships in Mosman Art Society, Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby and North Shore Art Societies and
The Sculptors’ Society.