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Dr Coutts taught at Northlands Boys High School (now Northwood) in Durban, South Africa, and served as Deputy Rector of the Edgewood College of Education for many years, where he also headed the Department of Art in an administrative capacity.

He has D.Ed. and D.Phil. degrees as well as several lower degrees and two teaching diplomas, and wrote three hardcopy books while in service. He is also the author of 8 recent books ranging from children’s and adult novels to technical works. These are on www.alexeducational.co.za, Amazon Kindle and Createspace (On-demand). The artist painted most of the covers in oils. The website has those and many other paintings on display under ALEX-ART.

Dr Coutts trained in Fine Arts/oil painting at the Durban Teachers’ Training College, Inner London Education Authority, Meta Orton (figures) John Smith (landscapes) and Grace Kotze (figures). He has been a life member of the KZNSA for more than forty years. For many years, he chaired the Tourism KwaZulu-Natal Research Committee, and trained cultural and nature guides for KZN and South Africa while managing an award-winning training company. He also co-produced the first tourist attraction database for KZN and co-wrote the motivation that won for South Africa the United Nations Ulysses award in 2007.

He paints surrealist compositions, portraits, historical and contemporary figures, landscapes, local scenes, wildlife, avian subjects and abstracts within the South African context. If you live close enough, phone 0315644279 (Durban North) for a chat, cuppa and to view the works..


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