Fred’s art demonstration is done in the unique art form of Sumi (Chinese for pictures ink). The medium selected for his presentation can be in the explosive colors offered using dye on silk or watercolor on rice paper (jeng pi), or depending on time allotted another medium to portray his experience with African wildlife.
The art demonstration includes the personal story of the wildlife encounter he is capturing on his easel together with his description of the medium and art techniques used to portray the action at that moment.
Africa is an awesome place filled with wonder and unusual occurrences. Fred’s hope is to share his passion and first-hand experiences of this beautiful continent with others so that they might walk away with a better understanding of the amazing cultural history and wildlife of Africa.
For further information or to book a speaking event, please contact Tricia van Dockum @ 619-795-3498 or email@example.com
"Our Zoo Rendezvous guests enjoyed the engaging experience of observing Fred Krakowiak paint at our event. The star of the evening was our baby elephant, Zuri, and Fred painted a beautiful elephant on silk, to the delight of our patrons. Both that item and the other painting that Fred donated to our Silent Auction raised much-needed funds for Hogle Zoo, and we were thrilled to work with him toward this goal."
Beth Wolfer, Associate Director - Development at Utah's Hogle Zoo
"Fred Krakowiak is a captivating storyteller and artist. He added significant value to our event, enthralling and entertaining 500 BioPark Society guests throughout the evening, beginning with a beautiful live creation of a cheetah painting, and ending with a keynote speech reliving his fantastic adventures. His presentation was exciting and clever. The entire crowd was along for the journey. "
Julie Miller Rugg, Executive Director NM BioPark Society