Artist has grand designs

The former Helena College student presented artwork alongside his latest Daniel Ink T-shirt designs at Darlington Hall on May 9. His former art teacher, Christian Hansen, was instrumental in encouraging Pavlovic�s love of illustration and spoke of his early talent at the exhibition.

Pavlovic (22) is best known for his quirky illustrations, created over the past two years through his T-shirt business. The exhibition followed a year of mentoring with visual artist and Darlington local Ant Muia.

Muia provided guidance and observed how Pavlovic honed the craft of drawing.

Pavlovic has cerebral palsy and Muia worked with him to explore different techniques and materials.

An abstract piece involved dropping, flicking and dripping paint on to a large canvas and then rolling over it in his wheelchair.

Muia said Pavlovic had a knack for depicting people in an honest and engaging manner.

�He makes pictures of himself and the people involved in his life and includes their quirks,� Muia said.

�His people are depicted in a matter-of-fact fashion, honestly rendered, warts and all.”

More than 100 people attended the opening night.

More information about Pavlovic is available on his website and Facebook page.