artist illustrator

My name is Andre Koekemoer, I'm a South African born artist  & illustrator currently living in Kildare, Ireland. I studied art & design way back when and attribute my creative genome   to my 'Y' chromosome. I've gained a strong practical background in visual art & communications from work experience in various industries from Interior Design, Printing, Textiles & Graphic Design. 

Before leaving my homeland over a decade ago to do some globe trotting, the traveller on   a shoestring lifestyle found me working outside the creative industry for way too long!

 

I am now settled on the Emerald Isle and continue to expand my skills & knowledge in visual & media based graphic arts.My style has always favored a mixed range of mediums with a strong graphic influence whether it be working traditionally or digitally specializing in Illustration, Caricature, Portraiture, Character & Graphic Design.

 

In keeping up with societies increasing demand for technological advances I have in recent years crossed over from the practical traditional dimension into the virtual world of cyber & digital art. I have since become somewhat of a Photoshop junkie... I've been an addict for many years now and my preferred method of administration is via Wacom pen tablet. So far in rediscovering my creative journey it has led me to finding the opportunity to work full time at this dream of mine.

 

portrait illustration

 I draw my inspiration from everywhere.  Everything inspires me to draw; life,  people, culture, emotion... that's why I  love to draw faces! I'm just a dude that  loves to paint, learn and hopefully inspire  those that see my art. Just trying to find  my own place in this world of art hoping  that if I build it... you will come!

 

 If there's anything else you'd like to know  about Mr. K or to enquire about  commissions, see the contact info below.