Grant Hacking was born and raised in South Africa and lived there until the age of twenty-five. He now lives in the USA but still derives great pleasure from depicting the diverse animal life native to the African Continent. Living in this exotic location provided Hacking the opportunity to travel far and wide during the early years of his career researching material for his innovative wildlife compositions and getting a real feeling for the atmosphere of the wide open spaces. Reflecting upon his career as a professional artist, Hacking notes, "When all is said and done, being a painter is really about making connections. Artists put so much of themselves into their paintings that buyers are often attracted as much by the personality of the artist as they are by a specific work. For this reason, the artist must strive to make certain each painting evokes a personal experience between the viewer and his art, one which allows the imagination to create what the brush leaves out."
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Nature in Art
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