Neil Trenberth

 

Neil Trenberth

I am a Visual Arts teacher and have taught at various schools in Adelaide, country SA and the UK for the last 45 years. I have always had a passion for general drawing and loved sketching old houses in North Adelaide during my SA School of Art days in the late 60's.

 I dabbled in hard edge acrylic works in my early days, contemporary sculpture and also printmaking which was always a great classroom activity to engage all students in a personal and creative manner.

 However my love of drawing and historic architecture never left me and I really enjoy the emotional challenge of what I call "House Portraiture".
 I produce works on commission and respond to the visual excitement of discovering older dwellings in my own  personal reflections. I love a free and  loose approach to my subject matter but with a realistic approach now with my variety of drawing brushes. 

I feel a constant longing to tell a  visual story of the personalities of our past dwelling places in the landscape suggesting the presence of the various people that inhabited them.