MYRTLEFORD district art lovers had a chance to meet internationally renowned local artist Jim van Geet at a special event on Friday night.
The event, at Michelini Wines’ cellar door, was part of a two-month exhibition of van Geet’s most recent work.
The Dutch-born artist became a professional painter in 2001 after a lifetime on the edge of a full-time career in art.
“People often ask artists what their day job is, and I had many along the way before I was able to take it up professionally around 12 years ago,” he said.
“Along the way I’ve been a technical advisor to patent attorneys and a furniture designer and even started a physics degree before I moved to fine arts.
“Art has always been a part of my life but it took a while for it to become the main part.