Arderne Stibbe, Lowestoft Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement Born in South Africa, 1948,
Father worked for W.H.O. so lived and schooled in various African countries until the age of 19.
Moved back to South Africa doing various jobs until settled down as an artist at 24. Art school in Durban at 28 then married. Later divorced.
1982 and 3 worked on contract in Botswana as camp manager and draftsman for exploration company, then moved down to Cape Town where I worked as an artist, and in between skippered a commercial fishing boat from Kalk Bay.
In 1998 emigrated to UK where my father was originaly from. Worked 3 yrs in factories then opened a small framing business in Lowestoft Suffolk. Duiring this time I worked on my artwork and became interested and involved in photography as well. I am now back to being full time artist and photographer.