Fred Krakowiak, author of Africa: An Artist’s Safari and The Artist’s Safari, is recognized as a leading wildlife artist and African guide and has presented his art and program at numerous zoos and museums across the U.S. His artwork, commissioned by private collectors all over the world, can also be found on his website. His work is all about spontaneity and movement, as is the Africa he sees with his artist’s eye. Krakowiak is skilled in the ancient art of sumi (ancient Japanese for “pictures in ink” using a weasel-hair brush to paint). His priority is to capture the experience of seeing these amazing animals, their motion, their passion, and their place in the untamed world. Krakowiak’s latest book is titled, Tracking Your Inner Maverick, a memoir about making the jump from the corporate world of financial planning to follow his passion of becoming an artist. He lives and paints in Scottsdale, Arizona.
For further information on Fred and to view his artwork visit www.maverickbrushstrokes.com. His work can also be viewed at the Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery in La Jolla, CA.