"After a few hours of monitoring the movements and interactions of this male orangutan at the Miami Zoo, he gave me this wonderful look as if to say hello! The look in his eyes was very inquisitive. I take great pride in producing works of art that are true representations of the wildlife that inhabit our world. My chosen subjects vary from the majestic animals of Africa to the delicate birds of Florida.
I range through nature with camera in hand, searching for my best angles with dramatic lighting. Armed with these reference shots, I create wildlife portraits aiming for as much authentic detail as possible.
Over the years I have learned to exploit whichever medium, (watercolor, oil or acrylic), best suites my composition. I mix the colors of nature on my palette and typically begin with the eyes of my subject. This gives me a sense of working with the animals while they peer at me from the canvas." Take a look at more wonderful work http://www.edtakacs.com/