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"b. 7 October 1953.
"Living in Cape Town, South Africa.
"Self-taught artist, utilising the techniques of the masters to learn the skill of oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolour painting. Body of work is extensive, dating from the 1980's.
"In 2002 completed a sculpture course with the New Age Bronze Foundry in Simonstown and created a series of small sculptures.
"In 2003 added computer graphics to the mix of media used. The CG techniques include straight 'painting', using various software with a tablet and pen/airbrush and a mix of creative methods, such as: sketching, photography, morphing and the use of fractal elements.
"Current work is establishing the artist as an expressionist and symbolist. Inspired by the hidden images in nature, everyday objects and in real space and cyber space.
"Favourite artist Odilon Redon.
"Ian Polkey is also known as EKatz in the on-line art community."
Ian Polkey's art on the Web