This painting was based on a reference photograph by Kirsten Starcher taken on her way to work one morning. She loaded it on a flickr and this comment was posted:

"This man is my son. His name is Noel Mathew Cowley. He is 29 & has been missing for almost 2 years now.  We want him to know we love him & everyone is concerned about him & all want him home. Please email me privately if you know his whereabouts. dragonzdreamz *****"

Noel and his family have since been reunited.


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About 01Peter Matthe

Peter was born in Zimbabwe and moved to Durban in South Africa to study Graphic Design.

He worked with several multinational ad agencies and in 1986 he was the founding partner and Executive Creative Director of Matthews and Charter O&M. The agency was rated in the top three most creative agencies in South Africa by Financial Mail and South african agency of the year by Readers Digest in 1998.

Peter has won many local and international awards for his work including Cannes, New York and London International. After 16 years as creative head of M&C, O&M, Peter sold his shares to Ogilvy in 2000 to follow his passions - art and film.

Peter produced a series of artworks for his first solo art exhibition in Durban in 2000. The following year a sell out exhibition in Germany and in 2009 he held a solo exhibition in Cape Town.
His work is on display on the Saatchi online Gallery and Hout Bay Gallery in Cape Town.

He has illustrated and published the 3rd book in a South African Children's Book series called Animal Adventures in Africa. 

In 2007 Peter directed and co-produced his first motion picture, 'Oil on Water'. It received Best Picture at the Everglades International Film Festival and was nominated and Official selection at 10 other international Festivals.

Peter is working on a documentary called 'Township Yogi' - The documentary looks at how yoga can be used as a practice for transformation by HIV sufferers and those living in poor township areas. It follows five township youths whose lives are transformed through the power of yoga, and explores what ripple effect this has in poverty-stricken, HIV and crime-ridden communities in which they live.​

He is also in development on a new major motion picture called 'ZULU - Day of the Dead Moon', due to go into production 2014. View all posts by 01Peter Matthe