Carl Brenders is an internationally recognized wildlife painter. He was born in Belgium and first studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Antwerp and later at Berchem. He made his debuts in the art world as an illustrator for well-established European publishing companies.
Nature in all its diversity is Carl Brenders's one and only inspiration. No subject is too humble or noble for him. He will paint with equal love and focus a cluster of ladybugs, a clutch of ducklings, a fox, a pride of lions or a small patch of lichen growing on a branch. Capturing nature's wildlife in all its beauty and drama allows Carl to paint an abundant variety of subjects.
Carl's paintings derive from an extensive on site study of the fauna, flora and environment. He takes countless photos of the animal and its habitat, taking great care to document all the elements that will set the stage for his subject. Sketches begin the process and Carl's vision materializes after a detailed pencil drawing is completed. Adjustments are made to his composition before applying color. Carl's paintings, typically created on illustration board, are executed in a mixed-media combination of watercolor and gouache. The meticulously detailed paintings, so striking in their tactile realism, express the artist's philosophy that nature is perfect.
Carl Brenders is a fervent naturalist and environmentalist. To learn more about Carl Brenders and see more of his artwork, visit http://carlbrendersart.com.