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Munro’s career started early one morning in 1998, when God gave a young man a new name and a new career. Unable to find any paint brushes lying around, he turned to builders’ trowels. Lavishing copious amounts of paint and colour onto canvas, Munro pioneered a new style of painting. The art market fell in love with his art, and his works became an overnight art sensation. In 2005 a Munro portrait sold at a Matla A Bana charity auction for R100,000. This highlighted the investment value of his art, and caused a sharp increase in the overall prices of Munro paintings. With the birth of his son in 2009, Munro retired from being a full-time commercial artist, giving up the long hours behind the easel, to only working towards the odd exhibition.

Munro currently works from his studios in Marina Beach and Sable Hills. A wanderer at heart, Munro has lived in Graskop, Pilgrim’s Rest, Lephalale, Pretoria, Bethulie, Roodeplaat, Port Owen, Marina Beach and Melkbosstrand. 
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Munro in Melkbosstrand