Tertius was born in the Overberg in the Western Cape in 1974. Although being an "Overberger", he spent his entire school life in a small Freestate town by the name of Virginia. After matriculting he moved to Bloemfontein where he stayed for 10 years, before making the decision to move back to Hermanus in the Overberg. Tertius is an avid lover of trees, rocks , rust and everything earthy. He uses mixed medium in his art but works mostly in Acrylic.
"I love wide open spaces, full of emptiness and peaceful solitude, and I strive to bring this forward in my art."