FULL COLOUR: Artist Ivan Rojahn in his studio. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
FULL COLOUR: Artist Ivan Rojahn in his studio. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Rojahn putting on third show

A BACKGROUND as a signwriter has given Ivan Rojahn plenty of experience expressing life through his artwork.

With a talent for painting and excelling in watercolour paints, the 78-year-old will hold his third art exhibition at School of Art Building which opens tomorrow.

"I enjoy painting various subjects but have a love for boats," Mr Rojahn said.

"Some of my favourite pieces are the large flower paintings.

"I'm a signwriter by trade and we had to do all our own artwork back in the day."

Mr Rojahn moved to Bundaberg in 1961 and was known around the town for his skilful hands and precise detail.

He said he had painted hundreds of pieces of artwork in his lifetime and had no intention of stopping soon.

"We shifted house and I didn't paint for around four months, which was strange for me," Mr Rojahn said.

"Then I got going again and I exploded.

"I find acrylic and oil come natural where watercolour is all about techniques when patience is required."

The artist is involved in many activities around the region, from art to sport, including lifesaving and Aussie Rules.

Mr Rojahn's exhibition can be seen at the School of Arts building, on Bourbong St until next Saturday, 9am - 4pm daily, with a number of pieces on sale.



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