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PNG ARTISTS
Andy Nombri was born in 1975 and is from Kundiawa in the Chimbu Province. In 1994 he moved to Port Moresby and first became interested in art in 1997 when he started experimenting and drawing “stick men” in ink on paper. Andy worked for the U.S. Embassy as a dispatch clerk for a period of... [MORE]
Andy Nombri was born in 1975 and is from Kundiawa in the Chimbu Province. In 1994 he moved to Port Moresby and first became interested in art in 1997 when he started experimenting and drawing “stick men” in ink on paper. Andy worked for the U.S. Embassy as a dispatch clerk for a period of ten years and it was there that he was encouraged to pursue his artistic career. Several Embassy staff saw Andy’s work and admired his ability and gave him the confidence to continue painting. Andy’s work is distinguishable by his use of sharp angles and extensive use of black and white. He now works mainly on canvas in oils and acrylic. He draws inspiration from his rich cultural heritage and complex rituals that make PNG unique. Andy is immensely proud of his heritage and this is portrayed through his work. Andy currently lives in Port Moresby with his wife who works at a beauty salon to help support their two young daughters, whilst Andy is now a full time artist

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