About Anthony Gadd

About Anthony Gadd: I was born and raised in the Eastern Cape in a game-farming community. Growing up in this idyllic setting, my earliest memories are of the animals roaming the vast open spaces of the South African veld and my earliest artistic attempts were of drawing these great beasts.

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After studying graphic design in Cape Town, I began a career in the advertising industry spanning 30 years, including running my own agency for 10 years. As an art director my creative compulsion wasn’t fully indulged, and I secretly yearned to become a ‘real’ artist.

I took the plunge into professional painting 15 years ago and have been challenged and rewarded every day since. My work has appeared in a number of publications and I have exhibited widely. You can view my work in a select range of galleries across South Africa.

I live in the beautiful city of Cape Town with my talented author-artist wife, Ann.

“I believe creativity is the ‘clock spring’ of life. Whether you create a business empire or a salad, the process of creating is what energises and drives us. The journey during each creation is so compelling that the process simply drives itself.”

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