Join wildlife artist and artographer, Ralph Resnik, on one of his adventures…
Bushmans Trail — a dream come true!
“Wake up! Wake up! It’s time to go!”
It was almost always on a Thursday, just before midnight. And it was always exciting. We’d be woken, dressed and in the pre-packed car in minutes…and by sunrise, we’d be in the Kruger National Park — our 2nd home.
These frequent trips during my childhood entrenched my love, appreciation and understanding of wildlife. The passion for “the bush” is always with me. There, I began to sketch in pencil and I have painted ever since.
As I did not have a camera, I started to draw what I saw, with pencil and paper … and so began my passion for wildlife painting.
Over time, I have evolved my own unique style of "pencil-painting", in which I try to capture the way that animals see the world … in monochrome. I use graphite-coated erasers as my paintbrush. The added touches of colour, invite you to stop for a moment and dream.
And because I work from my own sketches and photographs — every painting has a story.
I have exhibited both jointly and solo in South Africa, and three solo exhibitions in Israel. In 2017 and 2018, I was one of 150 international wildlife artists to be included in the prestigious annual “Wildlife Artist of the Year” exhibition in London. My paintings hang on walls of collectors in San Diego, New York, London, Geneva, Sydney, Perth, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park.
“Treat them with respect, for we are but trespassers in their domain.”
Ralph Resnik Wildlife Artist - Bio
Ralph uses the word “pencilpainting” to describe his unique style wildlife art, in which he uses graphite-coated erasers as his paintbrush. The added touches of colour, invite you to stop for a moment and dream. Each painting captures not only the feeling and movement, but also the emotion of the subject. Ralph’s vision and creativity stems from his childhood growing up in South Africa. From a young age, his inborn ability, combined with his love of nature conservation and preservation, has led him down this natural path…
Tuesday, July 6, 8pm