In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
When in 2007 Robert Martiensen was discovered, deceased, in his derelict home in rural South Australia an incredible secret was revealed. Throughout the modest building were stacks of some 7,000 framed and unframed paintings all created after 1990 when this enigmatic, inflexible, highly erudite, but equally eccentric individual was retired from his employment as a primary school mathematics teacher. Quick thinking and rapid action by the book's author, psychotherapist and art gallery owner Dr Elizabeth Arthur, saved the entire collection from destruction or dispersal to enable this study to be undertaken. Martiensen, an obsessive individual who kept his art secret from the art world, never seeking to exhibit or sell it, might be described as an 'Outsider Artist' and join the catalogue of unusual artistic identities who have been discovered throughout the world. Robert Martiensen's story, based on interviews with those who knew him, is accompanied by more than 500 colour reproductions of his paintings - works which clearly demonstrate his fluctuating moods and intellectual interests while exhibiting remarkable aesthetic achievement. Previously unknown to the art world, his secret is now revealed.