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Born in 1946, in the then Rhodesia

Ron Waldeck has been painting for the last 20 years, 10 of which have been as a full time artist.

He started his career engraving on brass sheet. Engraving on brass allows for very little error and hence the pattern for very detailed work se in. He has always been a lover of wild life and birds in particular. Their many forms and combinations of colour have always been a source of fascination for him.

Waldeck is originally from Zimbabwe and he spent many years in the bushveld as a result of the Rhodesian Bush War and hence was able to observe wild life in the natural habitat. This experience inspired his decision to concentrate on painting animals and birds. Fifteen years of living in the Low Veld, in Nelspruit, a stones throw away from the Kruger National Park provided many opportunities to travel and observe wild life in the South African bush.

Ron has exhibited his work at many galleries in and around Johannesburg, in Namibia, in Botswana as well as further a field; twice in Frankfurt, Germany at the Ambient Trade Fair supply a German gallery from time to time. His work has been well received.

Recently Ron has moved to the cape and embarked on a new series he calls ‘Personal Touch’. These are close up portrait studies of the wild life he loves so much. Careful observation of detail, a feature of his work, is explored to the limit in these.

Ron’s medium of choice is gouache. He believes this to be the ultimate medium for achieving detail. Besides this he occasionally paints with acrylic and oil media.

The series ‘Personal Touch’ has prompted him to launch a range of Giclee Prints in editions of 120 of each image with 10 Artist Proofs. These are locally produced and of extremely high quality.

Ron Waldeck
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Title: Cheetah
Size: 113 x 60 cm
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
ID: 10943
Price: R 8 250 Unframed
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