"A man who paints to live, and who lives to paint", is an apt description of the artist Ron Waldeck. His involvement in art started at an early age and his passion for wild life, birds and animals is as strong as ever. Detailed realism is the name of his game, being self taught, he has developed an unique style of his own, that is unmistakable. Producing a consistently high standard is very important to him and all his paintings must meet these personal criteria, or they are simply rejected and not offered for sale. Animal close up portraits, present a special challenge,that is very time consuming. However, when successful, they provide the artist a very special feeling of satisfaction. Ron has been painting for the past 30 years so he has obviously matured in his chosen field and the mediums of his choice, acrylic being the one, and then an combination of watercolour and gouache, the other. Now resident in the Cape for the past 8 years, the sea and all its aspects has had an influence on his attitude and a more recent innovation is the painting of boats, harbour's, wine estates and landscapes of this beautiful area of South Africa.
Self Owned galleries in the following locations
GAUTENG Alberton Bramley Gardens MPUMALANGA Nelspruit, Hall's Farm stall. Safari Junction White River
This represents approx 20 years of exposure and promotion in my own galleries
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS Ambiant Fair, Frankfurt Germany 1980 Ambiant Fair, Frankfurt Germany 1981 ___________________________________ CAPE TOWN - WESTERN CAPE Exhibited at Clock Tower Gallery Cape Town V& A Water front Regular exhibitor at Cape Gallery Wildlife, past five years South African Watercolour Society - Norscott Manor INVITED ARTIST Society of South African Artists - Kirstenbosch (invited to exhibit at merit exhibition 2013) Society of South African Artists - 2012 Member exhibition (painting used on the advertising poster) Stellenbosch Gallery + Franshoek Branch Johan Coetzee Stellenbosch Johan Coetzee Franshoek Birds of Prey Centre, Spier Wine Estate Blaauklippen Wine Farm - Permanent Exhibition
Member of Society of South African Artists
Two web sites www.artpromotions.co.za and www.ronwaldeck.com between the two they generate in excess of 20.000 hits per month PUBLICATIONS. Arabella Life The official magazine of Arabella Country Estate. Front Cover Telescope Magazine, Lowveld Hunters Association (Front Cover ) and Two page spread African Sporting Gazette. Four page Spread. RADIO Two interviews on Radio Helderburg 93.6 fm PRINT SERIES Have my own print series for the past 8 years. (Prints on paper) distributed to selected outlets, open editions Other prints - Giclee and Limited Editions Supplier to Artland Publications (prints on canvas) Displayed at major malls Cape Town Area Kim Dunbar produces very high class prints on canvas. He can supply prints in a tube for distrubition world wide.
Contact him directly www.emptywalls.co.za email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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