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Fred Krakowiak's Outstanding Book "An Artist's Safari" Drawing Global Raves
While Fred lives in Phoenix, Arizona, like ourselves his heart is in Africa. Amazon describes it as follows: Part memoir, part meditation, this intimate portfolio is a collection of vivid stories and evocative images that honor this immense and wild land. Through breathtaking illustrations and a well-informed narration, the collection captures an Africa full of color and texture, energy and motion, passion and hope. In addition to sketches drawn while trekking, the book features reproductions of final pieces painted on a variety of materials &emdash;bronze, copper, rice paper, silk &emdash;and expressed through the ancient art of sumi. Accompanying sidebars reveal facts about the various African animals&emdash; lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, water buffalo,and the like&emdash; such as their markings, size, behavior, gestation, life span, predators, defense, and conservation measures being taken to save them.
Here's what readers are saying about Fred's outstanding book.
"The impeccable quality, unique technique, and attention to detail in Krakowiak's work is a tribute to the magnificence of the untamed world."  &emdash;Kevin Peters, nature sculptor
"It is the power of the paintings that will bring you back to this book time and again."  &emdash;David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia, in Virginia Quarterly Review
"Krakowiak is a gifted artist and offers the reader his perceptions of sights of Africa in a variety of media."  &emdash;Jean L. Cooper, grants officer and information services librarian, University of Virginia, in Virginia Quarterly Review
"A stunning coffee table portrayal of a safari by a wildlife artist."  &emdash;Talking Travel Africa. Available at Amazon

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