Fred Krakowiak, wildlife artist and motivational speaker, realized his passion for painting as well as his genuine love for the animal kingdom after his first visit to the zoo at the age of five with his grandfather. His work is all about spontaneity and movement, believing that no creature alive sits completely still to have their portrait painted. Krakowiak is recognized as an Africa safari travel expert for those interested in undertaking an unscripted adventure and his presentations are as breath taking as his experiences. He envisions Africa with the artist eye and his artwork is commissioned internationally by both private and corporate collectors.
Paul Gauguin “I shut my eyes to see”
It is said that once you visit Africa it will always be a part of you. Truer words have never been spoken. Although many years have passed, I need only to shut my eyes to see, with all my senses, my firstnight in Africa—the hippo’s deep bellow echoing down the Zambezi River valley; the screeching fish eagles climbing into the sky, about to mate; the coarse twine-like bark of the enormous baobab tree; the sweet scent of the African bush as dusk settles over the plains; the sight of my first elephant, its enormous gray bulk moving with surprising silence through the savannah.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
“Evening with the Artist”
The Hermosa Inn
Friday, March 6, 2015
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute SDSU
Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery
Cocktail Reception & Painting Exhibition
La Jolla, CA
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Photography Book Author Panel
Program & Book Signing
Carlsbad Dove Library