REK is a wildlife artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. His fusion style artwork focusses heavily on avian subjects and responds directly to the threat faced by wildlife through loss of habitat and human interference.
The beauty and intricate details found in the natural world is his key focus. His delicately composed subjects are often married against patterned fabrics creating a unique interplay between the painted subject and printed backdrop.
REK Studied at the Brisbane Institute of Art and BPC Studio as well as intensive private mentoring. He has exhibited consistently in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Melbourne since first emerging in 2008.
His work has proliferated in recent years and has been sold to collectors from every corner of Australia and across the globe. His artwork has been commissioned for children’s books, appeared on Chanel 10’s Healthy Homes Australia and has been a finalist in notable art prizes including The Brisbane Rotary Art Prize in 2019 and the Art Lovers Australia Art Prize in 2020.
He is a member of the Queensland Wildlife Artist’s Wildlife Society and was the second place people’s choice recipient for the Societies’ 2019 exhibition. In 2020 he was invited to judge the Royal Qld Art Societies bi-annual wildlife art prize and was guest artist at their exhibition.
REK has always used his work to support and raise awareness for various charities, donating Dozens of paintings over the years to raise funds for The Birdlife Australia Foundation, Children’s Hospital Foundation and The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation among many others.