michael nowakowski has been painting full time since 1992. He has specialized in wildlife art
. His early contact with nature and animals played a
major role in his personal development and later interests.
He is a animal and
equestrian artist and also make gun engraving and illustrations for magazines.
michael has always been very
passionate about realism. With no formal art training, his best learning
experience has been by trial and error, followed by many more hours in his
studio striving to reproduce that perfection of light, composition, contrast
and harmony of colour that he observed whilst in the wild. However, Michael drew a lot of his
inspiration from master artists like Sir Alfred Munnings, Ivan Schischkin, Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski whose work is very
distinctive. He was always amazed at how they were able to capture the spirit
of the animals and wildlife with such unparalleled ease in their artwork. This
was something that Michael aspired to achieve in his artwork as well. His
paintings and engraving are the result of many hours spent observing, sketching
and photographing wildlife and their unique habitats. His work are collected worldwide : United
States, Africa, Russia and all Europe.
As a animal artist hi is supporting
David Shepherd Wildlife Fundation and
Michael has worked as a professional
hand engraver and designer for the last 25 years specialising in the fine
''Bulino'' style of engraving and gold inlay, he is currently working for Able
Engraving & Design in the UK. Their client list includes the world-famous
London gunmakers James Purdey & Sons, Holland & Holland and Watson
Michael presently resides in ogridzieniec,
South of poland.