I was Born in England
and emigrated with my parents to Australia when I was was 3,
eventually my parents settled in Canberra, Australia and this has been
my home for the majority of my life
After leaving school
I worked in retail for 9 years at one of Australia's largest chain
supermarkets before I commenced my current employment as a Bus driver
ACTION Buses for the past 18 years.
In late 2005 I
purchased my first airbrush with the intention of airbrushing my own
vehicle and from the moment paint went into the paint cup I was
As I work fulltime
and generally 6 days per week I have very little time to airbrush but
I choose to airbrush during my lunch break and on the one weekend day
that I have off.
My development with
airbrushing may be slower than most due to my busy work schedule but
eventually I'll have more free time to airbrush, but for the time
being I need to continue working to pay the bills and to afford more
I have never trained
to be an artist, I have no knowledge on colour theories, I have no
idea what colour magenta is, I even struggle to visualize what would
happen when I mix colours together, all I know is that I have the
passion to create and have adopted the attitude of "I'll give it a
go", if it works and in the end I have created a piece that I am
content with, then I'm happy. If there are problems on the way I'll
battle through and try to achieve success.
I tend to enjoy doing
portraits the most and soon I hope to be able to be more creative in
my artwork as I have a few ideas floating around which I hope will be
"different"..... Just have to give me time.
Anyway, I hope you
enjoy what I have achieved so far and I hope you return at a later
date to check on my progress.
Mark ( aka Hidiho)
Update: Currently suffering with a serious back injury since June 2008
and this has severely limited my ability to Airbrush, I'm still
managing to get some painting in when the pain isn't too bad and
hopefully my condition won't be too permanent.