Coenrad was born in Johannesburg in 1973. He studied Informatics and Investment Finance before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, completing his articles at Ernst & Young Johannesburg.
He worked in banking and property finance for various years, followed by the establishment of his own property development company. He has a love for the hard work and creative side of property development.
His grandfather was an artist and his father a renowned writer.
The first impressions of his art are rustic and emotional. He has a passion for creating expressionistic images/faces using acrylics on a canvas, presenting discreet emotions. The painting is trying to communicate through the eyes of his subject.
The use of various colours adds to the expressionistic quality of feeling.
He constantly challenges himself in his paintings and introduce new painting techniques on an ongoing basis.
He believes that, painting is an unending quest to discover one’s inner self, sharing the journey with others.