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Andrew Pantazis

I was born in Carlton Victoria then lived in Fitzroy North and attended Merry Primary School down the road.  I have very fond memories of this time. Then, we moved to Balwyn North attending Balwyn High from year 7 to 8. I also have very good memories of these times. I finished year 12 high school at Templestowe Technical School.  I enjoyed this as they had a great art and wood working department.

Coming out of high school, I attended Footscray TAFE.  They had an amazing art department. Attending 1 year here, with likeminded people, students and teaches, was so enriching for me. I find myself drawing back on that time even today. 

I enjoyed Drawing and Painting so I attended an Architectural Drafting course at Moorabbin TAFE.  This allowed me to work on large format works pieces for hours at a time. I really excelled at the building construction detail side of things.  I also started a bricklaying apprenticeship. Over the next few years, I completed an apprenticeship and architectural drafting certificate at the same time.

I was working full time as a bricklayer for many years, also doing architectural drafting jobs for builders and home owners. Over the years, I have built structures, houses and extensions.

I have always continued to draw and paint.  I am a member of local art societies, which I enjoy.  This allows me to learn and share new techniques.  As an artist, you never stop learning and developing, to master and perfect your craft.


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